A video visit to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the candlelit 340-seat replica of the sort of indoor venue where Shakespeare’s late plays would have been performed during the winter. Shakespeare’s Globe, which built and operates the Wanamaker, opened it this past weekend.
The printing house of Trinity-St. Sergius, the Patriarchate’s flagship monastery, has issued a 2014 calendar with images and biographical excerpts of the leader under whom thousands of churches were destroyed and thousands of clergy were killed, imprisoned or exiled. (The publishers recommend it as a gift for history buffs.) Fortunately, the Internet is not happy […]
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“Really, the idea of an immutable and unchangeable text dates only to the printing press. Before that, every scribe tasked with producing a tome thought he was an author. Like movie producers dabbling with plot, it was difficult for the hand-copiers of text not to make a tweak here or there. Books were ever-changing. Stories […]
While describing his audience as “spark plugs that can ignite” cultural growth in L.A., the mayor pointedly did not promise to fuel the engine with increased city government funding of the arts. The current core budget of the Department of Cultural Affairs is $8.96 million, down 38.5% from where it stood a decade ago, adjusting […]
“You might wonder why we should care if one more quirky little building disappears from the streets of New York. After all, buildings come and go all the time; no one knows this better than architects. But the American Folk Art Museum is a casualty of a different sort, and tearing it down will not […]
The funding level came as a relief to arts advocacy group Americans for the Arts, which wrote in an email to supporters today that the budget survived a “fractious appropriations process and a government shut-down that lasted 16 days” and “avoided the disastrous proposal” in the House of Representatives to slash NEA funding by 49%.
“For those born in the 18th century or first half of the 19th century, the life expectancy of musicians and writers who made it to age 50 was roughly in line with that of the upper class. This suggests—but does not prove—that the health benefits of creative activity may have been just as effective then […]
The Boston-trained Royal Ballet principal says (among other things), “It doesn’t seem right. If children are doing seven hours of ballet a day by the age of 14, it puts a lot of stress on their bodies, and it narrows their outlook on life. It’s like starving their brain, denying them full nutrition.”