Tuesday, October 26, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Douglas McLennan

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Doug is the editor of ArtsJournal

Orchestras And The Vaccine Requirement

“People are being forced to do this, not invited. I’ve already had COVID, and I had a terrible reaction to a vaccine in my...

Like Sports, Ideas Have To Be Played To Be Tested

Sport is fundamentally about what you do when the chips are down, not what you say or plan beforehand. What matters is how well...

Remembering Bernard Haitink

You went to a Haitink concert fully aware of what to expect, only for those expectations usually to be surpassed. Haitink was able to...

Who Can Speak With Authority On The Pandemic?

Presumably, it would be those of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s rank, or, in other direction, people completely outside of the medical world: artists documenting an...

Only Three Months After Brain Surgery, Michael Tilson Thomas Resumes Conducting

When he resumes activity, MTT will first lead the New York Philharmonic (Nov. 4–7) and then return to San Francisco (Nov. 12–14), where he is music director laureate,...

Contemporary Art At The Pyramids – Helps You See Them In A New Way

“For , it’s a site of antiquities, it’s heritage, but contemporary art is not appealing to them. We changed people’s mentality and now they...

Australian Artists’ Earnings Are Falling Behind…

The most recent data places the average gross annual income for an Australian artist at $48,400. When adjusted for inflation, average incomes have fallen...

University of the Arts seeks two Deans

The University of the Arts is accepting applications and nominations for two crucial dean roles—Dean, School of Art and Dean, School of Film.

20 Years Ago: How The iPod Changed Everything

The eureka moment was the click wheel that enabled nimble search and control without a keyboard. Jobs wanted it as small as possible, with...

Unlikely Path: From TickTok To Riverdance Dancer

Morgan Bullock: “Sometimes I’m like, ‘Am I being pranked? Is this real?’” she says. But her new journey with Riverdance is far from a...

Where Ya Going To Sell Picassos For $110 Million? Vegas, Of Course

Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks that have been on display at a Las Vegas hotel for more than two decades have sold at auction for...

How Joshua Vides Went From Graffiti Artist To Designing For Global Brands

His creations have turned the former scofflaw graffitist into an illustrator and visual artist sought after by a growing list of global brands, including...

Astonishing Growth In University Endowments Last Year — What To Do With It?

Washington University in St. Louis saw a 65 percent return. Duke, 56 percent. MIT, 55.5 percent (after completing a $6 billion capital campaign). Brown, 51.5 percent. Dartmouth, 46.5 percent. Yale,...

How To Fix Social Media (Lessons From History)

The arrival of broadcast media at the start of the last century set off an information revolution just as tumultuous as the one we...

Are You Ready For Our Real-Life Dystopia?

When you zoom out, it’s easy to see that American society is approaching a modern-day dystopia as the once sci-fi-worthy stories of environmental destruction,...

Facebook Employees Had Plenty Of Ideas How To Fix Facebook. But…

It’s almost cliché at this point to accuse Facebook of ignoring the impact its products have on users and society. The observation hits a...

Why Did Believer Magazine Shut Down?

It’s a popular idea, these days, that all it takes is a kindly benefactor to set things right. Unfortunately, it is and will always...

How The Internet Changed Photography For The Masses (And A Nostalgia For The Past)

Curiously keen to recapture the not-knowing-what-the-hell-is-on-there waiting period that analog film required, young digital types have taken up the popular Dispo camera app, which...

Glasgow School Of The Art, Ravaged By Fire, Decides To Rebuild Original Building

The school said it had looked closely at a wide range of alternatives, including a ‘do minimum’ approach, a new build on the site...

#2. Five Observations about COVID and the Arts: The Great Resignation and Beyond

The arts workforce, and those being recruited into it, is changing. "We’ve never had as many openings at one time. And we recognize that in hiring so many positions at once, we have a huge responsibility — and opportunity.”

Arts Organizations Coping With A Changed Labor Market

As some arts organizations retool and expand their hiring, they’re finding that the upheavals of 2020 — the dislocation of the pandemic and a...

Some Independent Movie Theatres Have Been Doing Great During COVID

For a certain sector of the exhibition business, things look, if not blazingly bright, at least cautiously bullish. While not immune to the forces...

Canadian Theatre Icon Martha Henry, 83

Only 12 days before her death, Henry gave her last performance as the character “A” — an older, dying woman — in Stratford’s production...

We’re Not Supposed To Call It The Brexit Festival, But Here You Have It…

Unboxed: Creativity in the UK – formerly known as Festival 2022 and derided by some as a “festival of Brexit” – draws on arts,...

The Insidious Harm Of “Inspiration Porn”

I've "come to see Keller’s mainstream image and story as a textbook example of “inspiration porn,” where disabled people’s lives are flattened into saccharine...