Apparently, Actors Aren’t ‘Workers’ And Thus Don’t Deserve Minimum Wage

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“The appeal found that the original tribunal had failed to consider whether or not the actors were in fact self-employed professionals, rather than workers, and therefore not entitled to the minimum wage.”

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Sometimes, Adults Read And Enjoy Young Adult Books, And That’s Just Fine

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“The books and conversation also serve as a continuation of my education. Not only do I feel an intense connection with my earlier, often more vulnerable and intensely curious self, I also feel that I’ve been given access to a pure form of the complications involved with being young, now filtered through the compassion, perceptions (and barnacles) of my older self.”

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Facebook Is Now Trying To Protect Your Privacy (At Least From The Government)

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“The social network ‘asks that the DEA immediately confirm that it has ceased all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others or that otherwise violate our terms and policies.'”

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How Do You Build A Beer Pipeline Under A Medieval World Heritage Site?

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“Even under roads and public parks, there are centuries-old historic sites to avoid. There are more practical obstacles, too, like canals, major traffic crossings, and sites where things like underground garages will be built in the future. … Then there’s the chance the drilling process will stumble across something like the ruins of an unknown ancient castle.”

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Keeping The Peking Opera Alive, On Long Island

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“More than 200 Peking Opera performers, musicians and artisans live in the New York metropolitan area, according to officials at several local cultural organizations. Like Mr. Fang, the vast majority trained and performed in China. And also like him, they now labor in virtual anonymity—many in nail salons.”

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Streaming Is Destroying Everything Good About Music – And Dating

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“Now that we all share the same record collection, music snobs have no means to recognize one another. We cannot flip through a binder of CDs and see a new friend, a potential date. By making it perfectly easy to find new music, we’ve made it a little more difficult to find new people.”

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Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Leads National Anthem At World Series Poll

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“In a KansasCity.com poll, homegrown opera star Joyce DiDonato was leading as of Saturday evening with about one-third (32 percent) of the 10,300-plus votes cast so far.”

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Should We Turn To Science Fiction To Spur Science Innovation?

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“As Neal Stephenson puts it, science fiction ‘supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place,’ producing icons that serve as ‘hieroglyphs — simple, recognizable symbols on which everyone agrees.'”

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Elizabeth Peña, Co-Star Of ‘Lone Star’ And ‘Modern Family,’ Dead At 55

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“Peña played everything from love interest to comedic sidekick in movies and on television for 35 years.”

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Heirs Who Never Saw Any Money Sue Over Sales Of Nazi-Looted Art

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“Turns out that the Kainer “heir” that has for years collected proceeds from these sales and other restitutions, including war reparations from the German government, is not a family member but a foundation created by Swiss bank officials.”

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Britain, Give Back The Marbles Of The Parthenon

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“Were a British national monument to suffer the same fate, I dread to think what the reaction would be. But again and again, I have been struck by the equanimity displayed by Athens. With the courtesy that one nation knows for another, the Greeks have trodden a path of conciliation over anger, placation over rancour, humour over hostility.”

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Coordinating Every Part Of The Dancer – For Eight Decades

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“A young ballerina at the Kirov at the height of Soviet isolationist policy, a revered star and a card-carrying member of the Communist Party as glasnost began to break through, she has lived and worked in America since 1989, when Mikhail Baryshnikov invited her to teach at Ballet Theater.”

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The Right Way (And The Wrong Way) To Complain About The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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“Honestly, I’m not aiming to trick anybody. I’m mostly trying to remind people of how slippery the definition of ‘rock and roll’ has always been.”

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A Longtime Usher Explains How Everything Has Changed At The Music Hall

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“I remember when you couldn’t get an orchestra seat Friday afternoon without a subscription. To hear the orchestra Friday afternoon was an honor. They came to the concerts as if they were going somewhere. They dressed up, and acted the same way.”

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Can The UK (Or The US) Replicate Australia’s Success In Theatre Starring People With Developmental Disabilities?

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“The next step must be not just applauding intentions, but making a real attempt to evaluate how such work can benefit the participants, and finding ways it can gain greater prominence.”

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The Documentary That Jeff Koons (Apparently) Didn’t Want You To See

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“The original conception was to edition the piece, and to make it available with a very restricted contract to museums, institutions and collectors, … but that was before I knew that the art world was going to close ranks around Koons, and bow before his scary power.”

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When A Boy With Autism Started A Friendship With Siri

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“For most of us, Siri is merely a momentary diversion. But for some, it’s more. My son’s practice conversation with Siri is translating into more facility with actual humans.”

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Dead Authors Get The Best Book Covers (Wait – Why?)

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“Reading takes place in this nebulous kind of realm, and in a way, the jacket is part of the thing that you bring back from that experience. It’s the thing that you hold on to.”

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Yes, Almost All Of Us Procrastinate On Deadline (Try A Labyrinth – For Real)

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“When the stakes are high enough (meaning that you are now operating within an extremely limited timeframe) a person can enter into a state of hyper-focus which eases and quickens the process. If you like adrenaline rushes, this might be your explanation of choice.”

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The Rough Ways Of Making The Perfect Ballet Shoes [VIDEO]

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“Far from the dance studio, craftsmen hammer and form ballet shoes with their own rough grace.”

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McSweeney’s Is Going Nonprofit – And That’s *Not* A Disaster For Literature

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“Though we’d all like to see independent publishers like McSweeney’s selling more each year, it’s vital that some publishers primarily seek quality and artistic innovation.”

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Why Doctors Need The Power Of Storytelling

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“Vignettes can do more than illustrate and reassure. They convey what doctors see and hear, and those reports can set a research agenda.”

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