“They met with human rights groups, who told them that if they included their names in the credits, they could face intimidation, harassment and possibly a death made to look like an accident.” And this film is about events that happened half a century ago.
The survey, conducted in the first weeks of 2014, found that most people who read e-books also read print books, and that just 4% of readers are “e-book only.”
And why is the race for top movie so tight? It’s the economy, stupid.
“I post virtually everything I do on Twitter or Instagram. It’s a big art exhibition. Previously a few hundred, perhaps a few thousand people came to my exhibitions. Today I post a video and half a million people watch it.”
Turns out that The Mirror and the Light, the final volume in Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy, will not be her next book- that will be a collection of short stories titled The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. (Mantel does have a bit of news on the Cromwell front, though.)
The tower, a major expansion of cable giant Comcast’s headquarters, will be the eighth tallest building in the U.S. and the tallest outside New York and Chicago. Inga Saffron is impressed by the plans.
Strictly speaking, it wasn’t one of the prime suspects, but it was close.
Yeah, there were some raised eyebrows at who was left out; no real shockers as to who was included. (Don’t worry about Oprah; she’ll be fine. Same for Tom Hanks.) Andrew O’Hehir analyzes the choices – and laments that his two favorite films of the year were shut out.
It seems the suggestions of bad faith on the part of a judge may have some merit.
“The incident at the [Apollo Theatre] last month, which saw 79 audience members suffer injuries, is likely to result in the insurer putting aside an average of £5,000 to £10,000 per person, the consultant predicted.”
“The Austrian press went into overdrive last month after reports emerged that a portfolio purportedly by the artist Egon Schiele was discovered in an attic in Mistelbach.” No such luck.
Another Dicey Choice: LA MOCA Picks Dia Art Foundation’s Philippe Vergne As Director
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Malyasian Philharmonic will face sacked musicians next week in court
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“A tantalizing item appeared in the Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest newspaper. In response to Facebook pleas for his return to Minnesota, the conductor reportedly posted: “I’m going to try! But they have to ask me!”
According to newly published research that checked in with budding virtuosos as they started their studies, and again 10 years later, successful students tend to be those who have “a sense of where their future learning may take them, and whose personal identity includes a long-term perspective of themselves as musicians.”
“Indeed, the court has very nearly given the FCC — and state utility commissions, to boot — carte blanche to regulate the entire internet. And that’s the real story here.”
“The uncertainty principle says that you can’t know certain properties of a quantum system at the same time.”
“A federal court judge signed an order Tuesday clearing the way for a stolen landscape painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir to be speedily returned to the Baltimore Museum of Art, 62 years after the painting was stolen.”
American Hustle and Gravity are tied for the most nods with 10 apiece; 12 Years a Slave is close behind with nine nominations total.
The deal, which will raise minimum salaries to nearly $88,000 in year three, comes a full eight months before the current contract expires and with none of the public posturing and partisan rancor accompanying the 2010 meltdown.
“My vision is to commit to the most experimental artists of our time, but also to contextualize their work within a broader context. And I think MOCA’s collection is one of the best to contextualize that kind of experimentation.”
“I think that the press has been too fast to reduce the conversation to heroes and villains and martyrs, and to suggest that what MoMA is doing is necessarily bad. We want to get more information out. We want to share the problem with others and invite them to really take a hard look.”
The Cervantes Prize winner, considered one of the Spanish language’s greatest 20th-century writers, was known for both his stark, powerful verse and his opposition to his country’s military junta. (Gelman’s own son and daughter-in-law were disappeared.)