Saturday, July 24, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Douglas McLennan

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Doug is the editor of ArtsJournal

Director of Development

New Music USA is seeking a creative, energetic, and strategic Director of Development who will lead the renewal and growth of contributed revenue from individuals and institutions in an exciting phase of our organization’s development.

Director of Finance and Administration

New Music USA is seeking an experienced, motivated, and highly organized financial professional to join our growing team. This position offers the opportunity to...

A Lackluster Opening Olympics

Unfortunately, the messaging was muddled — the ideas crowding one another out — by a ceremony most notable for how small and muted the...

Where AI Is Scariest? Its Ability To Speak

Artificial intelligence is an ethical quagmire. Its power can be more than a little nauseating. But there’s a kind of unique horror to the...

Misconceptions About The Relationship Between Arts And Sports

While there are many sports devotees in the Australian arts sector (as a search for the Twitter hashtag #aflartsmafia reveals), the fallacy continues that...

How Much Of Your Life Has Been Determined By Fiction?

"There is a kind of bibliomancy, the use of books in divination, to being a reader of fiction. This magical concept begins while book...

Can US Cultural Policy Better Reflect American Values?

The US is one of the largest markets for cultural goods, so it makes good sense that our country has taken a leading role...

How US Teen Culture Took Over The World

Universal secondary education not only elevated Americans by spreading relevant knowledge and skills to the masses. It also gave rise to a more complex...

The Olympics May No Longer Be Sustainable In Their Present Form

Whether it’s the young people and local businesses left traumatized by evictions due to London 2012 Games, the elderly tenants whose homes were destroyed to make way for the new National Stadium...

HBO Streaming Sees Big Surge In Subscribers

With its 2.8 million Q2 2021 subscribers, HBO Max now has 47 million subscribers in the United States, and a total of 67 million...

China Outlaws Super-tall Buildings

The building boom in China was often a kind of arms race between cities trying to outcompete each other and grab global attention, typically...

Many Musicians Quit During The Pandemic. Many Won’t Be Going Back

Dozens of musicians in the Pittsburgh area and around the country are either adjusting their careers to include more stable side hustles in the...

Manager of Operations at the Jacksonville Symphony

The Manager of Operations is a flexible, adaptive, and enthusiastic member of the Jacksonville Symphony’s operations team...

Want To Spread A Complicated Idea? Social Media Influencers Can’t Help

Surprisingly, the researchers discovered that new and provocative ideas emerge at the edge of networks, from people with fewer contacts and little obvious pull. - Fast...

Oh, The Stories We Tell About Works Of Art… Any Of Them True?

The treasures residing in august museums, the antiquities we revere. They acquire meaning as the stories around them grow. Problem is... - London Review...

We Need To Rethink Honorific Titles Such As “Professor”

Tyler Cowan: "Why for instance should I be called “Professor Cowen,” but few people would address the person fixing their toilet as “Plumber Jones”?"...

We Need To Reattach Desire And Creativity. Enter A Philosophy of Porn

It has become unfashionable to subject pornography, and the market of desire it serves, to ethical critique, largely because of the broader embrace of...

Meet Arts Emerson’s New Programmer

“What really stuck out to us was … Ronee’s real commitment to inclusivity, her real commitment to BIPOC artists and elevating those voices. But...

Artists Protest Polish Government’s Plans To Oust National Gallery Director

More than 800 Polish artists, curators and critics have written to the country’s culture minister opposing plans to remove the director of the Zachęta – National...

Hollywood’s Diversity Problem — In Numbers

The study found that overall, 16.1% of the below-the-line workforce is Latino and 4.7% is Asian American. Both groups are dramatically underrepresented compared with...

UK Report: 80,000 Jobs, £4 billion, Lost In The Arts Sector During COVID

According to the report, music, performing and visual arts have also lost 26% of jobs – 80,000 – due to the Covid-19 pandemic. -...

Has The Internet Worsened Our Cognitive Abilities? The Studies Suggest That…

"An intergenerational discourse that looks at the next new thing—be it digital technology, the telephone, radio, TV, even way back to Socrates’ time, when...

Yup – UK Government Cuts Arts Ed Fifty Percent

The University and Colleges Union says that students across 13 subject areas would be affected including art, design, music, drama, dance, media studies and...

Dance’s Role In African Culture

Although "dance uses a progression of steps and movements to resonate with the speed and beat of a piece of music and coordinates the...

Groundhog Day Scenario: Opponents Of Obama Library Go Back To Court To Delay

In documents filed with the court last week, the Obama Foundation says an injunction that delays the Center will increase costs by "at least...