A Voice To Be Heard — And Heeded? Source: Real Clear Arts | Published on 2014-01-08 MOCA’s Unfinished Revival: “Financial Stability” (but no director yet) Source: CultureGrrl | Published on 2014-01-07 Arts Council announces cuts and raids the Lottery bank Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2014-01-07 Afrofuturism Arrives — With Sun Ra! Source: Artopia | Published on 2014-01-07 In Age Of University […]
“The story of contemporary publishing is largely that of what Amazon has done to it and of what it threatens – in publishers’ and booksellers’ nightmares – to do. It is the story of a huge contrast between the perceptions of readers, authors and Wall Street, and those of publishers and booksellers.”
“As with the endless smorgasbord of gummy bears, Froot Loops and other toppings at those frozen-yogurt chains, what starts as a tantalizing abundance of music can suddenly seem overwhelming. That’s one reason why we fall back on the same stuff we’ve been listening to since senior year in high school.”
“Lebanese officials and religious figures mobilized Saturday to prevent a renewal of tensions in the northern city of Tripoli after unknown assailants torched a historic library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest” – allegedly because there was one pamphlet deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad hidden in one of the books.
“A new noise reduction law that took effect New Year’s Day prohibits amplifiers and requires buskers to move along every two hours and stay 75 yards away from the next crooner. Musicians also must now pass an audition to be granted a free, one-year renewable permit to perform outdoors. Those who don’t pass muster could […]
“Interior Minister Manuel Valls said he had advised local prefects of police that Dieudonné’s shows could be banned if they are deemed to present a threat to public order” – and one mayor has already done so. “But a ban is complicated legally in light of France’s powerful constitutional provisions on the freedom of speech.”