As New York Faces A Monster Snowstorm, The Times Gives The City A Guide To The Arts From Their Apartments

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“Your stereo is searching for something better than what you’re listening to now? You need a new book? We hear you. Here are our recommendations for what’s streaming on TV, what should be rocking your apartment and great reads to curl up with.”

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Apparently, Coloradans Love The Arts More Than The Rest Of Us Do

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“‘Once you recite a line of Shakespeare, you are hooked for life,’ said Jeremy Shamos, board chair for Curious Theatre Company, which has an aggressive youth outreach program that includes a workshop for aspiring teen playwrights.”

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North Koreans Risk Everything To Import Illegal Soap Operas

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“The decidedly lowbrow dramas — with names like ‘Bad Housewife’ and ‘Red Bean Bread’ — have, in fact, become something of a cultural Trojan horse, sneaking visions of the bustling South into the tightly controlled, impoverished North alongside the usual sudsy fare of betrayals, bouts of ill-timed amnesia and, at least once, a love affair with an alien.”

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Buying Music – From *Any* Source – Is So Over

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“Today the disruption is being disrupted: Digital track sales are falling at nearly the same rate as CD sales, as music fans are turning to streaming—on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and music blogs.”

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Plans For Brooklyn Libraries Look Oddly – Almost Impossibly – Charming And Reasonable

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“There’s reason for skepticism. In 2007, the New York Public Library sold off its Donnell site in Midtown Manhattan for what now seems like a song. Library authorities also cooked up a scheme to pool resources and cash in on the property values of the Mid-Manhattan branch and a science library at 34th Street, consolidating both in the 42nd Street building by demolishing its historic stacks.”

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Is Clint Eastwood’s Newest Film Causing A Rise In Anti-Islamic Violence?

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“The organisation, which describes itself as the largest Arab civil rights organisation in the US, said it had collected ‘hundreds of violent messages targeting Arab and Muslim Americans from movie-goers,’ mainly from Facebook and Twitter.”

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We Know (And Care) So Much About The Short-Lived Tudor Dynasty Because They Spent Lavishly On Important Buildings

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“Henry VIII has lost some of his palaces and our chances of dining with him on venison and his beloved marzipan sweets are gone – but we can still find the spirit of the Tudors in what they’ve left behind.”

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The World Has Some Remarkably Dark ‘Tourist Attractions’

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“Everywhere Tézenas went, he saw examples of the oblivious, sometimes offensive behavior one might expect of tourists at any popular attraction. In a torture cell in Cambodia, he saw that a tourist had written ‘I was here’ on a wall.”

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Opera Star Joyce DiDonato, By The Numbers

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“From CDs to DVDs to Live in HD, DiDonato is a diva for the digital age, using new technology and social media to reach broad audiences.”

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The Perks At The Top Of The Nonprofit Arts World

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“Such special payouts can put directors at odds with colleagues who do not receive similar perks, nonprofit specialists said. They can also appear out of step at a time when such add-ons have come under greater scrutiny in the corporate world.”

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Writers Have To Talk About Money, Or Nothing Will Ever Change

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“Those with privilege and luck don’t want the riffraff knowing the details. After all, if ‘those people’ understood the differences in our lives, they might revolt. Or, God forbid, not see us as somehow more special, talented and/or deserving than them. There’s a special version of this masquerade that we writers put on.”

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Composers: Rugged Individualists – Or A Community Of Hardworking Musicians?

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“Living mostly in Europe these days and having to play the role of explaining just what is going on in contemporary American music to my composer colleagues there, I’ve run up against the opinion that seemingly everything is probably minimalist and if not, it’s loud and ambiguously tonal with orchestral tutti upon orchestral tutti, European orchestral music is taut, lean, precise, sophisticated, timbral, and we can go on.”

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The Fall, And Rise, Of The Art Dealer In Red Flannel Shirts

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“Galleries are not easy propositions. It can be a juggling act of finding artists, installing shows and alerting the public. There are critics to contend with, the public’s fickle tastes and the endless fluctuations of the market. It’s no surprise that spaces come and go like the tides.”

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Can Pamplona’s New Museum Make It A Destination For More Than The Running Of The Bulls?

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“If the architecture of the new gallery is not as eye-catching as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim, the collection is more impressive, in particular the photographic archive that goes back to the dawn of photography as an art form. It also features works by Rothko, Tàpies, Picasso and Kandinsky.”

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This Russian Movie Was Nominated For A Foreign Film Oscar, But Might Be Censored In Russia

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“The film, which paints a dark picture of corrupt provincial life in the country, has been denounced as anti-Russian by public figures ranging from politicians to clerics. The culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, has said he doesn’t like the film’s depressing story and foul language.”

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Creating Special Days So Kids With Autism Can Enjoy The Museum

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“For two hours, the lights are dimmed, the loud noises are turned down and there is room to move around because it’s less crowded.”

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In Michigan, Protestors Host A Die-In Against A Conductor Who Supports Putin

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“Gergiev is known to have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gergiev not only voiced his support for Putin after the leader passed anti-gay legislation, he also recently offered a quote to The New York Times Magazine regarding Russia’s annexation of Crimea.”

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Playwrights Need To Belong In Order To Thrive

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“It empowers both the writer and theater to take risks to create the stories not being written. In addition, writing for a particular community––if you truly honor that audience’s needs––produces plays that are more specific, which in fact makes them more universal and ready for other productions elsewhere in the country.”

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Here’s Why You Don’t Have To Listen To Those Friends Who Think You’ll LOVE ‘The Fall’

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“The show tells us that men are bothered by women who casually fuck men, it tells us there’s a virgin/vamp dichotomy in society. It tells us that male monstrosity isn’t monstrosity at all, but exists on a spectrum that includes hapless lovestruck officers of the law. It informs us that women can be unfeeling, that murderers can be empathetic, that men often mistake misogyny for art. True, all perfectly true, but the presentation is very After School Special.”

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Music Journalists Don’t Take Women Seriously As Writers, Producers Of Their Own Music

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“Everyone is prejudged and sorted into preexisting categories. Man with guitar: songwriter. Man at a mixing console: Producer and mastermind. Woman with a shiny outfit: pop star.”

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Possibly The Best Copyright Quirk Ever Makes James Bond Public Domain In Canada

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“Some Canadian writers, mindful of the 2015 copyright changes, are musing about the prospect of taking 007 for a spin” – especially if they could sell their books outside of their genre-loathing country.

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In The Run-up To The Academy Awards, ‘Birdman’ Just Added An Interesting Best-Picture Prize

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“The victory is seen as a predictor of the Academy Awards. For the last seven years, the winner of the producers’ honor has gone on to win the best picture Oscar. And like the Academy, the organization uses a preferential ballot and allows more than five nominees.”

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Turns Out Bilingualism Might Not Be *That* Much Of An Advantage – Until You Get Old

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“Adults who speak multiple languages seem to resist the effects of dementia far better than monolinguals do.”

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Technology Could Be Making Us Safer, Except Where It’s Making Us So Very Much More Vulnerable

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“If technology moves along a linear axis, it is complemented by a cyclical resurgence of human forgetting, folly and failure. We might not be in danger of lapsing into the Dark Ages, but we do find ourselves relearning the same life-or-death lessons each generation.”

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