“It was a succès de scandale, which brought roars from vaudeville audiences and censure from social reformers, with all sides agreeing that ‘I Love, I Love, I Love My Wife – But Oh! You Kid!’ had captured the zeitgeist … It incited countless newspaper editorials, fulminating sermons by preachers, and at least one fatal shooting.”
“Lisboners have a love-hate relationship with their distinctive sidewalks – painstakingly crafted from five-inch cubes of limestone since the 19th century – that flank most of the city’s streets.” But that limestone gets very slippery when wet, and “officials have stirred passions with a plan to make one of the world’s oldest cities a safer place to walk.”
“A couple weeks ago, Matt Haughey, the founder of TLDR’s favorite website, Metafilter , announced that his website is dying. And he says it’s because Google algorithmically stopped directing traffic to the site over a year ago . Alex tries to figure out what you do when Google’s algorithm decides it no longer likes you.” (audio podcast)
“The National Academy Museum and School has let go several members of its staff, including both its registrars, the marketing director, the building manager and senior curator Bruce Weber.” Other staffers, including the contemporary curator, have left for other jobs. Some argue that the layoffs are to combat a persistent operating deficit; others report that the situation is due to the elevation of a new creative director.
Devining “Artistic Excellence”
AJBlog: We The Audience | Published 2014-06-01
Another concert for today
(or, Living composer sells out 2400-seat concert hall, and audience roars for him)
AJBlog: Sandow | Published 2014-05-30
News Flash: Financially Challenged National Academy Restructures and “Streamlines” Its Staff
AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-06-02
Malaga: A Different Version of Bilbao?
AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-06-02
AJBlog: Dancebeat | Published 2014-06-02
Film tax credits, jobs, and lost incomes
AJBlog: For What it’s Worth | Published 2014-06-02