“A federal judge has issued a declarative judgment stating that Holmes, Watson, 221B Baker Street, the dastardly Professor Moriarty and other elements included in the 50 Holmes works that Arthur Conan Doyle published before Jan. 1, 1923, are no longer covered by United States copyright law, and can therefore be freely used by others ”
“Performance artists confront an extra dose of bewilderment in South Africa, a nation less accustomed to the whimsical world of public and performance art than the U.S. or Europe.”
Having previously reversed (on odd grounds) an acquittal of the translator and publisher of Apollinaire’s Exploits of a Young Don Juan, the Turkish High Court of Appeal chose to punt.
The idea – referred to by scholars as the entheogen theory – has certainly been discussed over the past 60 years or so. How much is there to it?
Giant orange-flavored bubbles, banana-flavored confetti, peach-flavored snow, the scent of strawberries – sure beats the smell of gunpowder, right? London has these two inventive (and crazily-dressed) food scientist-artists to thank.
Reviewers take the movie version of “August: Osage County” to task for, well, theatricality.
Why did the industrious and dutiful German musician abandon his duties? Was he tired of the job or even depressed? In light of the sensational find, German music journalists have been quick – perhaps too quick – to talk about “Bach’s burn-out.”
Second Life founder Philip Rosedale: “There is nothing magical about the real world. There is no magical ether. There are no magical particles that enable us to be connected to each other only when we’re face to face.”
“Ward maintained the curator’s presence in ‘Hide/Seek,’ defending the exhibition amid political controversy, while also, like the historian he is, seeking to understand why the controversy erupted as it did.”
“They also stressed that they have no plans of capitalizing on the Pussy Riot brand or even using it in the future.”
Yes, sometimes, and not so much.
That is, by the artist himself.
“Critics did not interpret the animal’s grip on the man — its paws gently resting on the man’s hips — as a bear hug. Moreover, the man appears to be experiencing sensations other than fear: He has an erection.”
“There’s the Oscar lesson, proven year after year: You might win with a dark vision, but in general, keep it light and keep it in English.”
“Establishing quotas is not inherently progressive, but it can help us examine our choices, to consider books or writers we might otherwise ignore or resist, and sometimes – as was the case for me with the wonderful Croatian author Dubravka Ugresic – recognize that we were missing out not having read them sooner.”
“The rising prices are proving prohibitive for some; Davis says that high prices for works by Rockwell and Parrish have made purchases by museums such as his more difficult.”
“Even as organized labor in the United States has weakened significantly, the nearly 2,600 active members of Local 1 have retained their clout, allowing them to push for good wages and work rules.”
“Mr. Gan is also not a huge fan of Francis Ford Coppola, but he did service the Olivetti that Mr. Coppola used to write the Oscar-winning screenplay for ‘The Godfather.'”
“I’m looking for a book.”
“Would you happen to have the title?”
“It’s a long shot, but I was in my car about a month ago and heard an author on the radio. Sounded really interesting.”
“No contemporary magazine could duplicate Life’s success, and not just because 1945 was such a monumental year. No modern magazine has remotely close to its influence. “
“In the new media landscape, everyone is a content provider, and thus everyone is in competition. All true. To some extent.”
A top five list balanced by a worst five list.
“With the current domestic box-office tally nearly 1 percent ahead of last year at this time, 2013 could surpass 2012’s overall haul of $10.8 billion by more than $100 million, according to box-office tracker Rentrak.”
“I really wish MusicMetric had advised Iron Maiden on how to make millions of dollars from music pirates. It’s such a good story. Too good, evidently, to be true.”
“A federal judge has issued a declarative judgment stating that Holmes, Watson, 221B Baker Street, the dastardly Professor Moriarty and other elements included in the 50 Holmes works Arthur Conan Doyle published before Jan. 1, 1923, are no longer covered by United States copyright law and can be freely used by creators without paying any licensing fee to the Conan Doyle estate.”
Anne Midgette, classical music critic of the Washington Post; Justin Davidson, classical music and architecture critic for New York magazine; and Heidi Waleson talk about the best of classical music in 2013.
The question of whether teens will abandon Facebook has fascinated observers for at least four years (ever since the hysteria over teen Facebook addiction passed). But all that really matters to the service is what happens after teens go off to college and enter “the real world.”
“While a certain modern classicism predominated in 2013, there was another strain of smart buildings that aimed for a contemporary sensibility more concerned with sustainability, landscape, the vernacular and even geology.”
“Doubtless because of regional theater’s cautious bent, it was in New York that I saw the best new shows of 2013.”
Queen of the Night, produced by the man who brought New York Sleep No More and The Donkey Show, “is presented as a ‘dark debutante ball’ given by the Marchesa, a potently ambiguous figure … who blends aspects of Mozart’s queen, the 1920s muse and dandy Luisa Casati, and the performance artist Marina Abramovic.”