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These Indie Filmmakers Couldn’t Find Distributors Who’d Promise A Theatrical Release. So They’re Distributing...

"It’s a rough road, one that requires creative and focused marketing strategies and the willingness to do all the work a studio would normally...

Denver Art Museum Merges With Another Museum Just Down The Street

"The Kirkland (Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts) will become a curatorial department to the Denver Art Museum," explains DAM director Christoph Heinrich. "The...

Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Cancels Concerts By Jerusalem Quartet Over Security Concerns

The concert hall (not to be confused with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, a separate organization) called off the performances in the wake of demonstrations...

Sen. Ted Cruz Comes After Corporation For Public Broadcasting, And CPB’s President Responds

"In her response, (Patricia de Stacy) Harrison cited the Public Broadcasting Act’s requirement that CPB facilitate the development of 'high-quality' programming from 'diverse sources'...

Condé Nast Staffers Approve Their First-Ever Union Contract

"On Tuesday, 97% of Condé Union members voted 'yes' on a three-year deal" settled after 18 months of negotiations. "The agreement, which averted a...

Roman Polanski Exonerated In French Defamation Case

"A French court on Tuesday acquitted film director Roman Polanski of defaming British actress Charlotte Lewis after she accused him of raping her when...

The Bedazzling Bookbinders Of TikTok

"The videos often begin with … a person ripping the covers off a book. They are not vandals, however; they are bookbinders, taking part...

In Search Of Two Lost Shakespeare Plays

We'll never know what scripts by the great playwright disappeared forever because they were never printed and their manuscripts didn't survive. Yet there is...

When Real Estate Developers Actually Help Dance Companies (Yes, It Can Happen!)

"It's true that developers’ motives are rarely altruistic: Many have found tax and other benefits to pairing up with dance companies. And not all...

Turkey Arrests Curator At American Museum Of Natural History For Allegedly Smuggling Dead Spiders...

"Lorenzo Prendini, an expert on arachnids at the New York-based museum, was held by police at Istanbul Airport while allegedly trying to take about...

Things Are Still Dire For Hollywood Scriptwriters A Year After The Writers Guild Strike

"The Times checked in with multiple writers of varying experience levels spanning film and TV. … All said that they or their colleagues have...

Vatican Museums Staffers File Class Action Suit Against Vatican

"The complaint, dated April 23 and made public this weekend in Italian newspapers, alleged that staff faced health and security risks due to cost-saving...

Iranian Filmmaker Who Was Sentenced To Prison And Flogging Escapes Iran

"The Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof has secretly fled Iran after he was sentenced to prison amid pressure over his latest film, The Seed...

Katharina Wagner Renewed For Five More Years Directing Bayreuth Festival

"Wagner, who turns 46 on May 21 and is a great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became co-head of the festival in September 2008, along with...

Climate-Protesting Vandals Go After The Magna Carta

"(Two octogenarians) entered the British Library in London on Friday morning and 'smashed the glass enclosure that surrounds the Magna Carta.' After this, the...

Rudy Giuliani Loses His New York Radio Show, Probably For Good

John Catsimatidis, the supermarket mogul and perennial New York state Republican candidate who owns news/talk radio station WABC-AM, canceled Giuliani's one-hour weekday radio show...

Melinda French Gates Leaves Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation To Start Her Own Philanthropy

She leaves the foundation, which she started in 2000 with then-husband and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, three years after the pair announced their divorce....

The $20 Million Art Auction That Was Decided By Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors

In 2005, the Maspro Denkoh Corporation of Nagoya decided to sell its European art collection, which included Cézanne, Gauguin and Picasso, to fund further...

As These Medieval Tibetan Monasteries Began To Crumble, Local Community Members Learned How To...

Heavy rains brought by climate change have caused serious damage to the 14th-century rammed-earth monasteries and temples of Lo Manthang in far northern Nepal....

How Eight Dungeons And Dragons Nerds Built Themselves An Online Mini-Empire

"In nine years, the show (Critical Role), hosted on Twitch and YouTube, has become the team’s full-time job, spawning a transmedia kingdom of novels,...

Why Gregory Dolbashian Up And Moved His Dance Company To Dallas

"In the four years since making the seemingly counterintuitive decision to leave his native New York for Dallas — moving his DASH Ensemble dance...

The Turkish Government’s Relentless Campaign Against Author Elif Shafak

"Over the past two decades, she has become one of Turkish literature’s most attacked authors. … Shafak’s case is part of a wider trend...

If Sony And Apollo Buy Paramount Global, They Plan To Sell Off CBS And...

"The plan would include auctioning off CBS, cable channels like MTV and the Paramount Plus streaming service, said (sources). Paramount Pictures … would be...

San Diego Symphony’s $125 Million Concert Hall Renovation Is Nearly Complete

The soon-to-be-renamed venue "will now boast significantly improved acoustics, state-of-the-art new audio, visual and lighting systems, new aisles and seats angled to face the...

One Of The Great Black Broadway Musicals Premiered 50 Years Ago And Then Disappeared....

John McWhorter makes the case for Raisin — a 1973 adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun with book by her former...
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