The MLA Hookup Ad That Transfixed the Internet

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We know (don’t we?) that the Modern Language Association’s annual convention is the scene of many an academic’s assignation. But this particular Craigslist ad caught people’s attention because, as Prof. Rebecca Schulman puts it, “what it sexualizes is nothing less than the single worst moment of your average academic’s entire professional life.”

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The Latest Art Market Scam

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“Art experts are warning of the rapid spread of a new con-trick infecting the market, which involves cheaply produced works in the style of great artists being sold by dealers who dishonestly suggest they are genuine.”

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Is The Web Dying?

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“The gist of the argument is this: as app-happy mobile devices become the primary way we compute, the good old browser becomes irrelevant. The hyperlinked, free-flowing, egalitarian, and ubiquitous world wide web will fade away. Instead, digital existence will mostly transpire within the more self-contained domains of individual apps, which offer their creators the flexibility […]

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So What Does Music Smell Like?

Hidden agenda … Phaedrus Ensemble perform for blindfolded concert-goers at Rich Mix in east London.

“We’ve had immersive theatre, now here’s the immersive concert experience, the latest attempt to stir concert-goers out of their stupor and reignite classical music for new audiences.”

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Golden Globes Were A Bad Night For Black Artists

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“Despite nominations in a number of major categories, black artists were shut out through the awards show. Making it particularly disappointing for many viewers is the fact that thanks to the box office and critical success of films like The Butler and 12 Years a Slave, many were heralding 2013 as a banner year for […]

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Actors Meet To Protest Lower Touring Wages

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“At issue is the increasing number of musical tours using Equity contracts with weekly salaries in the range of $700 to $1,100 — far less than the full production contracts that pay actors $1,800 a week, as well as a more generous per diem benefit.”

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