Boys Won’t Read? Give Them More Screen Time

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“Boys were twice as likely as girls to spend more time with stories on touch screens than printed stories.”

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These Classical Buskers Are Performing In The Subway When Along Comes … [VIDEO]

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“Just when you hate, I mean truly hate, the New York City subway system, something like this has to go and happen.” (Wait for it.)

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Keeping The Navajo Language Alive By Dubbing ‘Finding Nemo’

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“The language is still spoken by more than half of the Navajo Nation — the largest tribe in the U.S. with more than 300,000 members — but is less popular among a critical segment of the population: children.”

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Dystopian Fiction Is So Hot Because We Think Drastic Climate Change Is Inevitable

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“‘It seems easier, more realistic, to dim the sun than to put up solar panels on every home in the United States,’ says Klein. ‘And that says a lot about us, and what we think is possible, and what we think is realistic.'”

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Phoenix’s Actors Theatre Runs Out Of Money And, After 30 Years, Plans To Close

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“Matthew Wiener, the theater’s producing artistic director, said the company has been dedicated to paying all of its staff a living wage, but with a small donor base and low ticket sales, the theater was not able to continue.”

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Theater J Fires Its Artistic Director After Years Of Tension And A Rabbi’s Attempt To Mediate

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“Thursday, Roth was fired by Zawatsky from the job he had held for 18 years, a tenure during which he built Theater J into one of the leading Jewish theaters in the country and one of the most important outposts for plays about Israel and its neighbors.”

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The Author Of ‘Unbroken’ Has Revolutionized Nonfiction Writing – Without Leaving Her House

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“Perhaps the biggest challenge for Hillenbrand as a reporter are the periods when she cannot read. When the vertigo surges, as it has in recent years, she has trouble focusing her eyes on the page without dizziness.”

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The Hacked Sony Emails Are Picking Apart The Tangled Web Of Hollywood

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“Another set of broken or bruised relationships involves black stars and filmmakers, a group with whom Sony formerly had very sturdy ties.”

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Paris Has Hated Every Monument That Now Defines It To The World. Is This Any Different?

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“Plans for a skyscraper, known as the Triangle Tower, have divided Parisians and prompted a wave of protests that the city’s cherished skyline is about to be violated.”

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The World’s Leading Manuscript Dealer May Be Running A Pyramid Scheme

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“Around 100 officers from France’s anti-fraud squad raided the headquarters of his company, Aristophil, along with offices in Luxembourg, Brussels and Nice. The police seized all the money in the company’s accounts, forcing it to shut down.”

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Is This The End Of Piano Playing In The UK?

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“She blames the popularity of electric keyboards and children starting to learn the piano at a later age in the UK than in other parts of the world.”

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Can A Computer Create A Work Of Art? If So, It Might Pass The Lovelace Test

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“First, they ask for a creative artifact such as a story, poem, or picture. And secondly, they provide a criterion. For example: ‘Tell me a story about a cat that saves the day,’ or ‘Draw me a picture of a man holding a penguin.'”

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So Much Criticism For Marco Polo May Harm Diversity On Netflix

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“Recall that Marco Polo’s cast is more than 90 percent Asian; how many other big-budget Western shows can say that?”

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The Intricate Dance Of Machine And Human In The Marble Quarry [VIDEO]

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“In the Apuan Alps of northern Tuscany in Italy, ‘Il Capo’ or the chief directs the processes of extraction at a quarry for Carrara marble.”

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Will Renewed U.S.-Cuba Ties Mean More Musical Collaborations And Cross-Pollination?

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“The last time musicians from Cuba and the U.S. could easily move between the two countries, it led to some of the most innovative music of 20th century. The stage is set for a similar renaissance in the 21st.”

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The Art Of Making A (Perfect) Tutu

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“Bacon only takes on a handful of commissions per season—this year, she has five in the works. They’ll keep her busy until competition time rolls around early in 2015.”

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Urbanism Means More Than Bars And A Few Walkable Streets

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“As our city planners consider the ways in which downtown is developed, it’s worth remembering that a healthy urban ecosystem isn’t made out of any one kind of person or business or building.”

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Spin Doctor Who Worked In George Bush’s White House And Inspired ‘Scandal’ Is Called In To Manage Sony’s Issues

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“Insiders said Sony appeared to be shifting its position while giving as strong an impression as possible that it had adopted the same line all along.”

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The Worst Cultural Criticism Of 2014

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“For every yin, there’s a yang, and in this case, the yang involves snobbery, asinine arguments about everything from marriage to Brooklyn DIY, another page for the ‘Gavin McInnes is the worst’ annual, and the ongoing misogynist temper tantrum of #Gamergate.”

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Threat: Jeff Koons Sued Over Copyright (Again)

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“Franck Davidovici, creator of a 1985 ad campaign for the French clothing retailer Naf Naf featuring a similar figure and pig, is pressing a legal complaint.”

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Too Much Choice? Yeah, Well, That’s Why You’re Unhappy…

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“We evaluate ourselves by comparing ourselves to other people. Well, if you compare yourself to other people in life, you get to see their good moments and bad moments. But if you’re comparing yourself to other people on Facebook, well, everyone is a superstar on Facebook. The result is you feel that your life is duller and duller, shabbier and shabbier. You seem less and less special, less and less competent, because everyone else is living this perfect life.”

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Music (Or Any Art) Without An Audience Is… A Failure

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“As much as we, in the solitary spaces of our practice rooms, can throw ourselves into a piece, we must remember that if the performance hall is as empty as that practice space then we have clearly not achieved connection with our audience. That is our responsibility.”

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A Gajillion Gallons Of Water, A Piano, And A Concert

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“The Armory’s latest installation-meets-performance piece Tears Become…Streams Become…required its staff to slowly, over the course of a 10-minute piano piece, fill the 55,000 square feet of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a standing pool of water that would mirror the hall’s gilded ceilings.”

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The Day Justin Beiber Lost 3.5 Million Instagram Followers

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“In December 2014, we’re fixing an ongoing issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists,” the company explained in a recent post.

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