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The Atlantic Published: 11.25.15
“Don McCullin, one of the world’s finest photographers of war and disaster, said the digital revolution meant viewers could no longer trust the truthfulness of images they see.”
The Guardian (UK) Published: 11.25.15
Adele appears to have activated millions of customers for whom making a purchase is viewed as a sign of devotion and support for the artist they love.
The New York Times Published: 11.25.15
A Portland Public Schools official says dancing has made some students feel unsafe.
ABCNews Published: 11.25.15
In San Diego last summer, at the national conference of the Dramatists Guild, the results of a major research project called “The Count” found that of some 2,500 productions sampled nationwide, only about 22 percent were of works by female writers.
San Diego Union-Tribune Published: 11.25.15
In just the past decade, vexingly different figures have been reported — 1.8 million in The New York Times in 2009, four million by The Associated Press in 2013.
The New York Times Published: 11.25.15
“Perhaps the most glaring incongruity to educators’ employment is that while they are crucial to the museums’ long-term public engagement, these are freelancers, hourly waged workers-for-hire who lack the job security of a full-time, salaried position.”
Hyperallergic Published: 11.25.15
“There’s been no shortage of writers and actors who have been willing to go to difficult places and wrestle with moral quandaries in the past decade or two, but when will TV begin to robustly confront the evils that ideological struggles have brought us in recent months and years?”
Variety Published: 11.25.15
The Unseen Art project aims to approach 3D artists to contribute interpretations of famous artworks, which could then be downloaded for free and printed out anywhere there is a 3D printer.
The Telegraph (UK) Published: 11.25.15
“Liu was the winning bidder for Amedeo Modigliani’s Reclining Nude at a Christie’s auction earlier this month, offering $170.4 million — and when the sale closes, he’ll be putting it on his American Express card.”
CBC Published: 11.24.15
“Album sales are profitable, but they are not the future of the music business—streaming is. Could it be possible that the record business, pursuing a strategy of inflating sales by keeping an album off Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer, is choosing short-term profits over long-term growth?”
The New Yorker Published: 11.25.15
“Unlike December’s retail madness, the music is divorced from commercial machinations and chaos; it’s about slowing down and homing in on what matters. In this way, seasonal tunes have an almost childlike outlook.”
Salon Published: 11.24.15
Fundraising income is catching up with public funding as a source of income for Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Portfolio Organisations.
Arts Professional Published: 11.25.15
“In May last year, Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes. But on 17 November, another judge in the court of Abha in southern Saudi Arabia ruled that Fayadh be executed for apostasy.”
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“When the choice comes down to sacrificing the quality of a product, or sacrificing the physical and mental well-being of the laborers who make that product, there needs to be someone looking out for the workers.”
Howlround Published: 11.25.15
Information is now prized more than wisdom; journalistic punditry has ousted authentic thought. And today “nothing, it seems, is more conducive to the love of one’s neighbor than the sharing of identically branded products.”
Although the organization is financially stable (thanks in no small part to a $23 million endowment, one of the largest for a regional theater in America), the size of the main theater (398 seats) severely limits how much the theater can generate in ticket sales, even though it has the largest subscription base in the state at 15,000. So it has to depend on other revenue streams.
Hartford Courant Published: 11.25.15
“Disney’s cable TV channels in general have been losing subscribers for two years running, presumably as consumers cord-cut or cord-shave, taking much of their viewing online with Hulu, Netflix and others.”
The Hollywood Reporter Published: 11.25.15
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“For now. The old advertising model has been shattered and nobody knows what the looming pick-and-pay change is going to do to the specialty channel menu.”
The Globe and Mail (Canada) Published:11.25.15
“In reality, the internet is more like a bustling city than a hydra. There are glitzy neighbourhoods: safe, family-friendly and with well-lit streets. But there also are seedy underbellies to be navigated only by those in the know, as well as plenty of dark alleys, forgotten corners and hidden haunts.”
With his passion for books, Saeed Jan Qureshi built one of the biggest bookstores in the world — mostly selling books in English, in a country where that is a second language for most people.
The New York Times Published:11.24.15
Curry’s aesthetic appeal is rooted in what ballet dancers seek most: to make their art look effortless.
The New York Times Published:11.24.15
“It could die. Other genres that were once central to Western art have dropped off the shelf—epic poetry, commedia dell’arte, verse drama, the masque—and, if this list were expanded to include Asia, it would be much longer.”
The New Yorker Published:11.30.15
“Inexperience and a lack of dialogue are exacerbated by our culture’s collective failure to bestow any overt value on the critical conversation. Where are the MFA programs for critics? Where are the review workshops, or writing groups?”
“With growing public awareness and news stories about transgender people, an online petition to boycott the film had gathered 10,000 signatures by Tuesday morning, saying the “cartoonish mockery… was the modern equivalent of using blackface” – white people blacking up to mock black people.”
What “a concept space” means, maybe only Paul Allen knows. But it looks like he’s cut off his dedicated arts and culture center before even launching it. I feel bad for the staffers. And dumb for hoping for better.
The Stranger Published:11.24.15