Performing Artists Need Emotional, Not Just Financial, Investment In Their Arts

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“Artists are constantly being asked to be financially resilient. But what about emotional resilience? When artists face rejection from a funder or a programmer, who is there to provide that sense of community and solidarity and empathy? So often the work that artists subsidise with time, money, love and belief is treated as a commodity, or just a product by venues.”

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The Essay About Teaching In MFA Programs That Has Writers Freaking Out Across The Internet

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“Anyone who claims to have useful information about the publishing industry is lying to you, because nobody knows what the hell is happening. My advice is for writers to reject the old models and take over the production of their own and each other’s work as much as possible.” (Now, search Twitter for “MFA” or “MFA essay” and see what writers are saying about this piece.)

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Children’s Brains Are More Elastic – But Could Neuroscience Help Adults’ Brains Stay Flexible Too?

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“The day might be coming when I could actually learn to play as I would had I learned during childhood. I might be able to swallow a pill that restores my brain to a more flexible, receptive state.”

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The Golden Age Of Indie Game Art Is Upon Us

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“Even without the argument for higher beauty in a new medium, there’s plenty of other incentive for game developers to bring high-design into their games. The best incentive of all, really: sales.”

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Andrew Jackson – The President – Was Far, Far Bloodier Than You Think (And The Musical Should Acknowledge That)

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“The lessons of Bloody Bloody are seen in American society today. Today, Native women are murdered at a rate higher than any other race in America. The majority of the perpetrators of violent crimes against Native women are non-Native men. The ‘jokes’ in Bloody Bloody about killing Indians are not ‘jokes.’ They are a reality.”

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Diversity Sells Better, But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White And Male

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“Although Hollywood is a business, constantly in search of new ways to make a profit, Hunt says the high-risk nature of the entertainment industry, combined with existing demographics, presents a barrier to diversity.”

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A Run Of 1009 Weeks Wasn’t Enough For This Movie, Say Mumbai Film Fans

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“No sooner had it been revealed that DDLJ, as it is known, was being taken off the silver screen than the protests began. According to Yash Raj Films, the production house behind the film, the sudden announcement ‘resulted in a spontaneous and an overwhelming outcry from the cinema-going audience, as well as dedicated fans of the movie, expressing their shock and disappointment.’ And so the record-breaking film was reinstated.”

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How Alice Munro Learned About Stories – And Books

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“If I wanted a story, the thing to do was to get my grandmother to read it to me. Then listening to her voice, her story-reading voice which always sounded a little incredulous, marvelling, yet full of faith, bravely insistent, and watching her face, its meaningful and utterly familiar expressions — lifted eyebrows, ominously sinking chin, brisk little nods of agreement when, as sometimes happened, a character said something sensible — then I would feel the story grow into life and exist by itself.”

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In The Age Of Digital Photography, Why Are Printed Art Books Of Photos Booming?

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“The audience has grown, she says, and ‘it’s definitely more obsessive. They come straight to the section and know what they’re purchasing. It’s a herd thing as well: you see certain bloggers who are followed, you go on to YouTube and project by word of mouth.'”

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Children Are Reading ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’ Instead Of Tolkien – Is That Supposed To Be A Bad Thing?

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“Every generation thinks that standards are slipping – in my childhood it was Enid Blyton in the line of fire, for my sister it was the Sweet Valley High series, and today it’s The Hunger Games. All have been roundly condemned for stopping children reading good books. And yet children keep reading. “

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The ’80s Mexican Sci-Fi TV Show That Brought Incredible Talent To Hollywood

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“The origins of these goddamn gifted Mexican filmmakers can be traced back to 1988, with the premiere of La Hora Marcada (The Marked Hour), a Mexican television anthology series devoted to tackling experimental horror, science fiction, and urban legends from Latin America. Think of it as the Mexican answer to The Twilight Zone.”

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American Sniper And Fifty Shades Of Grey Are Fueling A Recordbreaking Year For Movies (So Far)

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OK, yes, now we’re all depressed about culture, but “it is welcome news for the three biggest chains — Regal Entertainment Group , AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and Cinemark Holdings Inc. — which endured a string of postponed or disappointing films in 2014.”

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Vienna Plans To Build The World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

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“The Vienna fire service has concerns about the wooden structure, however, and is working with the architects to test their plans.”

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How We See, Or, The Science Of Why No One Agreed On That Damned Viral Dress

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“The point is, your brain tries to interpolate a kind of color context for the image, and then spits out an answer for the color of the dress.”

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Advances For Canadian Nonfiction Books Have Tumbled So Far, Writers Say There’s No Point In Writing

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“He knows writers who are rushing to finish ‘important, research-heavy, non-fiction’ books in a matter of months – books that would normally require years of work – because ‘that’s all they can afford to do.'”

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Claim: Singing Makes People Smarter, Helps Them Stay In Shape, And Also Makes For A Better Civilzation

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“It offers the chance to ‘use your lungs in a way that you probably don’t for the rest of your day, breathing deeply and openly,’ to experience ‘a sense of levity and contentedness,’ and to ‘learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness.'”

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How Should The Owner Of A Former Plantation Build The U.S.’s First Slavery Museum?

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“If opinions on the restoration varied, visitors were in agreement that they had never seen anything quite like it. Built largely in secret and under decidedly unorthodox circumstances, the Whitney had been turned into a museum dedicated to telling the story of slavery — the first of its kind in the United States.”

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The Design Of Google’s New Complex

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“The greenhouse-style transparent buildings are surrounded by running tracks, peaceful meadows, and a flowing creek.” (No, that sentence was not a parody.)

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Leonard Nimoy, 83, Who Was Star Trek’s Spock And So, So Much More

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“His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: ‘Live long and prosper’ (from the Vulcan ‘Dif-tor heh smusma’).”

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Hollywood Cheers New Net Neutrality Rules

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“This is clearly a victory for everyone — not just Hollywood, but everyone who uses the Internet,” said Chris Keyser, president of the Writers Guild of America, West. “It is a critical moment in the ongoing fight for free expression and robust competition.”

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The Immortality Of The Written Word (Yeah, All That Is Changing…)

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“In making the transition from an age of scarcity to an age of glut, the nature of fame itself undergoes a change. One sign of the difference is that it would be hard to find a poet, in the 21st century, who openly claims to write for glory, fame, or immortality. Yet the idea that great poetry was the surest way to achieve fame and outwit death has been very long-lived.”

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Writing On The Web, A Deeply Cynical Take

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“Remember that first question: What is web writing in 2015? Is it still based on the author model? If you enjoy watching a writer’s mind work over time (or you enjoy having that freedom as a writer), is there still a way to do that? Or is the writer’s-voice-driven Internet over, forever, everything’s atomistic now and it’s no longer possible to scrape an audience together that way even if you want to?”

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Stedelijk Museum Makes A Startling Public Admission

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“The Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War” recounts the daring ways in which the museum’s employees fought Nazi censors after Germany conquered the Netherlands in May 1940. But the show also features 16 works in the permanent collection by artists including Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Henri Matisse that the museum says it might not rightfully own.

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How A Radical Idea To Transform Public Spaces Failed In San Diego

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“The concept behind the Lab — a cadre of designers embedded in the mayor’s office, with the power to revive public spaces around the city and launch a broad campaign of civic engagement — was unique in North America, and almost unimaginable in conservative San Diego. It seemed to answer the long-held desire of architects, especially, for designers to play a role in the decision-making that shapes cities.”

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