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Monday, August 19, 2019

How Have Our Nudes Changed In The Last 50 Years? by Artsjournal2

Bodies have changed – we’re bigger, with a lot more markings – and times have changed: It’s actually less legal to be nude on national beaches now than it was during the summer that …

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Work Is Now Scheduled To Begin On Reconstructing Notre Dame In 2020 – But Has The Lead Danger Truly Gone? by Artsjournal2

Work stopped entirely on July 25 to ensure that tests were done and the workers were safe, because many tons of lead burned or melted when the spire fell in the fire in April. But work will …

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Now That HBO Has Rid George R.R. Martin Of That Damned TV Show, He Says He Can Get On With Writing by Artsjournal2

Martin, famously far, far behind on his books in The Song of Ice and Fire series (which became The Game of Thrones on HBO), says, “Having the show finish is freeing, because I’m at my ow…

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Annabella Sciorra May Yet Testify In Weinstein Trial by Artsjournal2

Sciorra has said that Weinstein attacked her in 1993, which is outside of the statute of limitations – but the prosecutors want her to be able to tell the jury her story anyway. “Prosecu…

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Dance Podcasts Are Proliferating, And Here Are Dance Magazine’s Top Three by Artsjournal2

Do you want a serious look at the world of dance; a more lighthearted, behind-the-scenes glance; or some potentially weird but eclectic and innovative podcasts involving hosts and guests? Th…

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The Weirdly Compelling Time-Lapse Video Of Milwaukee Construction Crews Moving A Symphony Wall by Artsjournal2

No, really, go watch the crews move the wall – moved so more musicians could eventually fit on the stage-to-be – and enjoy: “It took about six hours for construction crews to move a se…

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The Dutch, Overwhelmed With Tourists, Have Been Fighting Back by Artsjournal2

Here’s the deal: “Some 19 million tourists visited the Netherlands last year, more people than live there. For a country half the size of South Carolina, with one of the world’s highes…

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Phone Booths Are Mostly Dead, But Not All Dead, In Spain by Artsjournal2

Is the phone booth a thing of art? Of commerce? Or is it just a piece of trash from an older age – a piece of trash no one, including the phone companies, wants to deal with? While Spaniar…

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Orwell Is Being Rewritten Into Newspeak (On Amazon) by Artsjournal2

Sure, some of this is funny – “One edition of Animal Farm: A Fairy Story referred to itself on the back cover as Animals Farm: A Fair Story. The preface referred to another great Orwell …

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How Fandom Endangers Women Musicians by Artsjournal2

Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus: “Music is magic, yes, and many people use it as an outlet for their animal emotions, but I just wish people would let loose their feelings while still keeping…

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The Director Happily Tackling Six Hours Of Shaw by Artsjournal2

Kimberley Rampersad was a dancer who started to sense that dance jobs would dry up – and it was time to move into directing. Now, she’s got Man and Superman, all six hours of it, on her …

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An Author Won A Prize For Her Debut Novel, And She Split The Prize With The Other Nominees by Artsjournal2

Olivia Laing won a £10,000 prize for her novel Crudo over the weekend. But Laing said, in her acceptance speech, “Crudo was written against a kind of selfishness that’s everywhere in th…

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The World Seems To Be In Love With Long – Really, Really Long – Audiobooks And Book Theatre by Artsjournal2

War and Peace? Bring it! Every single word of Silas Marner? Amateurs! What about 72 hours of Sherlock Holmes? Bliss! “‘There is an appetite for the epic that has simply surpassed our exp…

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The Nashville Symphony Is ‘Taking A Break’ From Its Free Day Of Music by Artsjournal2

The claim: The event takes up an incredible amount of time and money, and the symphony says “our understanding of our role in the community has begun to change.” Therefore, “the staff …

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The Forgotten New York Photographer Finally Getting (Some Of) The Attention He Deserves by Artsjournal2

Alvin Baltrop only had a few shows while he was alive, one of which was at a gay nightclub. Now that he’s getting more attention, we can see some of the “real” New York of the 1970s an…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ruling: Calatrava Must Pay Venice For The Damage Rolling Luggage Has Done To His Bridge by Artsjournal2

Whoops, forgetting (or neglecting to worry about) maintenance isn’t going to cut it anymore, or at least not in this case. “The five judges on a Roman court overseeing the use of public …

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If Mega-Dealers Have Eaten The Art World, What’s Next? by Artsjournal2

How long can this last? “This market brings together two groups who normally don’t socialize: critics and collectors. There are the exotic-seeming rich people, as any reader of Henry Jam…

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New Cookbooks Show How Publishing Can Change – And Preserve – Regional Community by Artsjournal2

India is a huge country with many different regional cuisines. But cookbooks haven’t reflected that – until now. “As the publishing industry’s view of Indian cuisine approaches homog…

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The Friends Who All Dress Up As The Same Movie Character by Artsjournal2

Yes, that finishes as “stay together,” of course. Though it’s a bit unusual in the cosplay community, these women have a different idea. “It was just so nice to share our resources. …

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Paule Marshall, Influential Author Of ‘Brown Girl, Brownstones,’ Has Died At 90 by Artsjournal2

Marshall, the child of immigrants from Barbados, wrote novels and short stories that connected the US African American community and the communities of the Caribbean – and influenced many …

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The Old Argument Continues: Is ‘Craft’ A Bad Word In The Visual Arts Community? by Artsjournal2

Magdalene Odundo, a Kenya-born British ceramicist who hand-builds her work, says clay is a natural substance for creating bodies and other shapes. And no, she doesn’t find the word “craf…

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Endeavor Content, An ‘Aggressive’ Arm Of William Morris, Owns Parts Of Hit TV Shows, Irking Writers by Artsjournal2

The company is part of Killing Eve, the movie Book Club, and around 100 other media properties, to date. Their spin: “In a world of media consolidation at an unprecedented scale, the size …

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Katreese Barnes, Musical Force Behind The Scenes Of Careers And ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Has Died At 56 by Artsjournal2

Barnes served as a studio musician and producer for some of the most popular acts of the 1990s, including Roberta Flack, Sting, and Chaka Khan – and she propelled SNL to early viral fame o…

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In Germany, A Girl Loses A Gender Bias Lawsuit Against A Boys’ Choir by Artsjournal2

The 9-year-old girl’s parents sued the State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin after her application was rejected, but the court ruled that “the acoustic pattern of a choir is part of its ar…

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Memories From Ystad And Elsewhere by Artsjournal2

Remembering Bob Wilber, and celebrating Gunhild Carling. – Doug Ramsey

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Twenty-Five Years After Founding Native Voices At The Autry, Randy Reinholz Gets Some Major Recognition by Artsjournal2

Reinholz, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, also had a hit as a playwright with Off the Rails (an adaptation of Measure for Measure) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in…

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What Happened To The Last Member Of The Harlem Renaissance? by Artsjournal2

Dorothy West was called Zora Neale Hurston’s “Kid Sister,” and her books were not immediate successes, partly, some say, because she wrote about the Black middle class. “She wrote …

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At Edinburgh Fringe, There’s A Tremendous Amount Of Raw Talent That Needs Support To Thrive by Artsjournal2

Lyn Gardner says that “the fringe is like a machine churning out ever more raw talent, which is attractive to venues who buy it up cheaply. But the issue is they then offer very little ong…

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A Ballerina Adventures In Postmodern Worlds by Artsjournal2

It’s not quite fair to call City Ballet principal Sara Means a force of nature because she’s so hard-working and disciplined, but it’s tempting. – Deborah Jowitt

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The Number Of Kids Taking A-Level Drama In The UK Has Dropped Below 10,000 For The First Time Ever by Artsjournal2

But drama is actually doing well, compared to the other arts. Yikes: “Entries for music fell by 6% to 5,125, and dance dropped 18% to 1,050.” – The Stage (UK)

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Moving Art Out Of The Galleries by Artsjournal2

In Brisbane, the Trace show is taking art to bakeries, luggage repair shops, and mechanic shops. The point? To “democratize” the art. – The Guardian (UK)

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