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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Soul-Crushing Burden Of Writing, And Reading, The College Student Essay by Artsjournal2

U.S. college students just aren't good at essays, says one prof, and that's because no one takes those students seriously, not even themselves. "A decade teaching young writers has taught me…

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What's It Like Photographing Life In The Poorest County In The U.S.? by Artsjournal2

Jane Rule Burdine: "I could have lived anywhere. I’ve traveled a great bit for work, but I came back to Mississippi because it’s what I know. When I go out hunting for these photographs,…

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After The Sale Of A Rockwell, The Berkshire Museum May Get Its Local Government Grant Back by Artsjournal2

The Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, frozen in September when the museum decided to deaccession and sell some of its art, represents a tiny fraction of the money that's coming in from a…

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In The Netflix Vs. Cannes Skirmish, Everybody Lost by Artsjournal2

The Guardian says: "In this brittle standoff, fault lies on both sides. The French anti-streaming measures may be draconian, but resistance to Netflix’s anti-cinema model is quite understa…

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Can White Playwrights' Plays About Race Help Combat Racism, Or Are They Just One More Example Of It? by Artsjournal2

One theatre writer (who's white) says that it's disingenuous to have all-white casts, white directors, and white designers for plays that supposedly examine white privilege.

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Sylvia Plath's Surviving Goods Went Up For Sale, But Who Bought Them? by Artsjournal2

Wow: "There was poetic justice of a sort in the auction of the poets’ belongings by their daughter, Frieda Hughes, at Bonhams in London in March. Ms. Plath’s lots, which included clothes…

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Art Photography From Ethiopia Does More Than Just Give Us Nice Pictures To Look At by Artsjournal2

Aïda Muluneh brought East Africa's first (and still only) international photography exhibition into being, but she's doing more than that with her color-saturated studio images. "This place…

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A Ten-Year-Old From Australia Becomes The Youngest Ever Winner Of The Menuhin Competition by Artsjournal2

Junior winner Christian Li "shared his win with Chloe Chua from Singapore, who at age 11 was the second-youngest to compete this year. Each of them won 10,000 Swiss francs and Li also was aw…

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Dogs Get Their Day (And Their Own Art And Museums) by Artsjournal2

Of course there's the Jeff Koons "Balloon Dog (Orange)," but as a museum of the Dachshund opens in Bavaria and the American Kennel Club prepares to move its AKC Museum of the Dog from St. Lo…

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Can Young Cuban Dancers Remain Connected To Their Country Even As They Form A New Company With Carlos Acosta? by Artsjournal2

Acosta, who had a painful separation from his country and family in order to become a star in Europe and the U.S., says "I want to bring them to the world, but also to bring the world to the…

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The Many Times Still-Living Celebrities Got To Read Their Own Obits (Even Before Twitter) by Artsjournal2

There are slip-ups, and then there's the CNN Incident. "Many of the obits were filled in with text from Britain’s Queen Mother, who had died the year before, including a description of Dic…

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Why Does A Silo Play Such A Significant Role In The Accidental Blockbuster 'The Quiet Place'? by Artsjournal2

The writers are from Iowa, of course. One of them says: "We just knew inherently those were dangerous. They were always things that farmers and parents said to stay away from, because you ca…

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What It Feels Like To Get Equal Pay, At Long, Long Last by Artsjournal2

Thandie Newton, on getting equal pay to the men of HBO's Westworld for the upcoming Season 3: "It’s unprecedented. It’s — goodness; it shatters so much calcified pain, resentment, frus…

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Numbers Can Be Beautiful, And That Might Affect Whether Security Codes Are Truly Random At All by Artsjournal2

There's a reason this might be happening: "More often than not, the passcodes that appear in my Google Authenticator app seem tailored to reduce the cognitive burden of storing them in my wo…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

What's Going To Happen To The American Jazz Museum? by Artsjournal2

The thing is, "the museum received a blistering report from a City Council-hired consultant earlier this month calling for a 'complete rebirth; and reorganized leadership. Museum Management …

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Judging A Translation Is Fairly Tough, But Here Are Some Ideas To Consider by Artsjournal2

Here's the deal: "We owe translators, and perhaps also ourselves, some recognition of what it might have meant to have handled every single word (space and punctuation mark) of the writing-t…

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Top AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 04.22.18 by Artsjournal2

La Salle Art Museum’s Promo Video Highlights Deaccessioned Works “Wander through six permanentgalleries [emphasis added],” the caption for the video walk-through on the La Salle Univ…

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Richard Oldenburg, Who Expanded MoMA And Drew Massive Crowds, Has Died At 84 by Artsjournal2

He led the museum through competing curatorial arguments, staff strikes, and more, while also getting a massive expansion and a boost to the endowment. But it all began with books, and a clo…

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The Turner Prizewinner Who's Using Her Fame And Fortune To Help Others Up The Ladder by Artsjournal2

Lubaina Himid won the prize in 2017 and has shows planned all over Europe this year. "All were programmed before the prize was announced, but Ms. Himid is now using her enhanced clout to req…

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One Hot Contemporary Art Trend: Tapestries by Artsjournal2

Renaissance tapestries are cold, ice cold - no one seems to want to spend substantial amounts of money on them. But new tapestries? Think computer-assisted, bright, and built to last. "Artis…

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One Of France's Busiest Tourist Sites Is Evacuated By Police After A Threat by Artsjournal2

Mont-Saint-Michel, in northwestern France, was evacuated Sunday after a man made threatening remarks on a morning shuttle to the site, got into a fight with café owners, and made threats ag…

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Fifty Years Ago, These Four Pieces Of Music Blew Up The Modernist Status Quo by Artsjournal2

Mark Swed: Terry Riley's 'In C' "is simply a collection of 53 melodic motives, all in or around the key of C. Any instrument or vocalist — and any number of them — can play or sing. Each…

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A Photojournalist Killed In Libya Left Behind Tender Portraits Of Soldiers At Play by Artsjournal2

Tim Hetherington, killed on assignment in 2011, "abhorred violence, but he took it upon himself to explore the subject of war on the front lines, alongside soldiers in Liberia, Afghanistan, …

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It's Time To Stop Using An Ethnic Slur To Describe Itinerant Singers, Actors, And Dancers, Says Equity by Artsjournal2

"The union that represents stage performers announced this week that it would cease using the title 'Gypsy Robe' to describe one of its most cherished insider rituals — the passing of a co…

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Actually, Kendrick Lamar Should Have Gotten A Pulitzer For Writing, Not Music by Artsjournal2

Here's why: "Literary recognition would transform every other young black boy writing rhymes. It would stick two fingers up at the notion that the only way young black boys can get respect i…

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How The Pulitzer Committee Chose Kendrick Lamar For Music by Artsjournal2

Violinist and Pulitzer jury member Regina Carter: "I just sat down and it was like wow. I just felt like what he had to say and how he would say it, you had to really sit down and think abou…

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A Court In Mexico Has Blocked Sales Of The Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll by Artsjournal2

Mattel's been met with a temporary injunction after "Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argued in a Mexican court that Mattel does not have the rights to use Kahlo’s image as part of…

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New York Removes A Statue Of The 'Father Of Gynecology,' Who Experimented On Enslaved Black Women by Artsjournal2

This wasn't a fast decision about the man who didn't use anesthesia when he performed experimental surgeries on the women. "The removal of his 80-year-old statue comes after eight years of p…

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When You're One Of TV's Rare Latina Leads, You Have To Prove Yourself In Many Arenas (Including The Climbing Wall) by Artsjournal2

Jaina Lee Ortiz is starring in a show about firefighters, so naturally, she "signed herself up for the firefighter’s Candidate Physical Abilities Test as soon as she landed the Station 19 …

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George Eliot's Masterpiece 'Middlemarch' Was Shaped, Says Novelist Jennifer Egan, By Eliot's Unconventional Love Life by Artsjournal2

Eliot, whose non-pen-name was Mary Ann Evans, lived for decades with her partner, whose open marriage meant that when his wife had a baby with a different man, he was fine with it (and suppo…

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When Australia Comes To U.S. Streaming, At Least One Actor Seems To Be Everywhere by Artsjournal2

Look, Australia only has about 24 million people, and not that many of them are in acting. So that means, when U.S. streaming services start bringing in the Aussie content by the bucketful, …

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