Orlando’s Arts Center Is Late And Over Budget, But At Least The Lawsuit Is Settled

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“Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction and the center’s managers have blamed each other, and now the parties have signed a settlement agreement to avoid legal claims that would likely top $25 million. The agreement settles the dispute by paying Balfour Beatty another $9.5 million.”

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The Medium Is Still The Message, Even After 50 Years

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“Fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Assessing all media that came before television and predicting all that would come after, he argued that we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” Yet, after half a century, lots of folks who spout the aphorism still know nothing of his work. (audio)

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How To Put Your Graffiti Tag On Insanely Expensive Art Without Actually Damaging It

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“It’s resourceful, at least: Instead of going straight for the million-dollar works, an especially DGAF graffiti artist used the reflective surface of a Koons piece by spray-painting the white Whitney wall next to it. All the better to selfie with.” (includes video of incident)

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Will The Networks’ New Streaming Services Eventually Devour Each Other?

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“Do I get Netflix, HBO, CBS and Showtime?”

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Even Iggy Pop Can’t Make Any Money From Streaming Music

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“If I had to depend on what I actually get from sales I’d be tending bars between sets.” The 67-year-old rock legend also says that electronic devices “estrange people from their morals and also make it easier to steal music than pay for it.”

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King Kong Vs. Godzilla In The Art World: Ron Perelman’s Feud With Larry Gagosian

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Perelman, one of the top art collectors on the planet, says that art, “a beautiful thing”, has “been sullied by an ugly business [and] needs to be fixed.” Mega-dealer Gagosian’s side says that Perelman is a “notorious bully” who’d rather file “meritless litigations … [than] pay what’s owed.”

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Harvard Will Finally Get A Theatre (And Dance) Major. Will Princeton Ever Cave?

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“We have so many students who are active in the arts and are trying to figure out how to make that a core part of their experience, and this does that.”

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Suni Haru, Who Sacrificed Her Career To Help Other Asian American Actors In Theirs, Dead At 75

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“To her Philippines-born parents, dismayed that she had participated in a public protest, Haru said, ‘How else can we let people know that here’s discrimination in the theater?’ she wrote in “Iron Lotus” her 2012 autobiography. ‘You’ll see, someday I’ll make a living acting.'”

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Paul Krugman Is Deeply Over Amazon And Its Defenders

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“The desirability of new technology, or even Amazon’s effective use of that technology, is not the issue. After all, John D. Rockefeller and his associates were pretty good at the oil business, too — but Standard Oil nonetheless had too much power, and public action to curb that power was essential. And the same is true of Amazon today.”

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Learning Narrative From Your Pet Wolf

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“Depending on the details I selected, the story could be comic or sad. My parents could be painted as reckless or heroic. I could accept one teller’s version over another. I could create my own. Fiction, through fabrication, finds the truth that real life tends to cover up.”

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Irish Theatre Wins Big At UK Theatre Awards

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“The awards recognize the achievements of regional theater, while the annual Olivier Awards focus on the London stage.”

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Architect Michael Graves Has Forgiven His Mother For Telling Him He’d Be A Starving Artist

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“The books I look at again and again are: my collection on Camille Corot. He can make a sketch that just makes you gasp. What he would do is go out to the site with a piece of cardboard—something stiff, not canvas—and paint a little oil sketch on it, and then take it back to the studio and create a larger painting based off that. He would, as I always say, correct the landscape.”

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Living The Dream: Locked In A Bookstore In London (But Tweeting For Help)

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“Web developer Tim Archer said: ‘@DWill_ @Waterstones tell them you’ll be randomly moving the books until you are released, that should speed them up a bit.'”

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Publisher Judith Regan Is Back, For Real This Time

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“If you’ve read a literary novel, listened to conservative radio, or jacked off to your mom’s favorite erotica in the past 30 years, you’ve probably consumed media that’s passed through the hands of publishing legend Judith Regan.:

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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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