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How Young People Are Demanding Change In Dance

I was really inspired by all the young people I saw demanding change, whether in how they were taught dance history, the shoes they...

How To Think About The “Big Data” Economy

Policy makers, economists, techies, lawyers, business leaders, and consumers should borrow an idea from cultural anthropology and consider the concept of “barter.” - Harvard...

Our Loftiest Ideas Are Rooted In Practical Needs

Unlike ideas of air, food and water that allow us to think about the everyday resources we need to survive, the venerable notions of...

Revolving Door? Toronto Symphony CEO To Step Down

Matthew Loden has reportedly decided to leave the role after accepting an offer to serve as Dean at the Shepherd School of Music at...

Is The Idea of “Toxic” Masculinity Counter-Productive?

"In today’s context, it is unclear why we are talking about boys and girls as though these are fixed identities to which masculinity and...

Is Disagreement A Social Media Design Problem?

Social media developers can take steps to foster constructive disagreements online through design. But our findings suggest that they also will need to consider...

Why Is Amazon’s Science Fiction So Toxic?

Amazon has shat out science-fiction programming for years, and it ranges, on the smell-o-meter, from the merely obnoxious to the just plain noxious—a flatulence...

Why Is Creativity Going Down?

Studies suggest that bored people score higher on creativity tests. As our distractions have multiplied, our minds have less opportunity to wander. Thus... -...

Creativity Scores Are Going Down

"A researcher at the University of William and Mary analyzed 300,000 Torrance Test scores since the '50s. She found that creativity scores began to...

Study: Why We See Faces In Inanimate Objects

Face pareidolia – seeing faces in random objects or patterns of light and shadow – is an everyday phenomenon. Once considered a symptom of...

How Do We Determine Good Taste?

The very notion of taste contains within itself two ideas in constant tension. - Claremont Review

Inside The Black Market For College Essays

"For every privileged kid too lazy to write an essay, there was a more complex story. To my surprise, of the hundreds of clients...

Dallas Theatre Promises To Diversify, Then Announces An All-White Cast

“An effort was made. Was it good enough? Was it the right effort? Was it an effort that was still within the blind spots...

People Are Returning To Movie Theatres. Just Not Enough Of Them

With pandemic limitations in mind, as of early July, the overall domestic box office has reached $1.05 billion in ticket sales, down 42.3% from...

Signs Netflix Is In Decline?

Netflix is the Kleenex of streaming, a brand so dominant it can stand for the whole of the market. (It’s not “Hulu and chill,”...

Great Storytelling? Try America’s Mass Market Novels

To take a genre or mass-market work seriously means recognizing the quiet skill in its pages. - The Atlantic

How The LA Times Brought Down The Golden Globes

“When we were working on the story, it didn’t occur to us in our wildest dreams that not only would NBC pull the show,...

Experts Stunned By Huntington Museum’s Decision To Allow Iconic Old Master To Travel

Sending the picture abroad was unanimously opposed by the expert team, who believed travel puts the prized work at grave risk. - Los Angeles...

ABT’s “Jeremy Irons Of Dance”

Kevin McKenzie has been with American Ballet Theatre since 1979. "If you do only the classics, you are a museum, so we tried to...

Who Should Next Run The National Ballet Of Canada?

Looking beyond the National Ballet, unless one imagines someone like choreographer Crystal Pite wanting to run a big company, there are no obvious standout...

Why Are So Many Musicians Looking To Space For Inspiration?

It is understandable that musicians believe in extraterrestrial beings: after a year socialising over Zoom or from behind a mask, every interaction IRL feels...

Let’s Take A Look At How Museums Deal With Ownership Of Nazi-Era Collections…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston have repeatedly rejected the heirs’ claims for paintings that were sold at...

Extraordinary Times: Smithsonian Natural History Museum Turns To Art To Demonstrate Climate Change

The museum staff decided the situation is so complex that they had to turn to photography and conceptual art to address it. - Washington...

Resolving The Differences Between Conscious Choice And Intention

The decisions that I am aware of speak for me, the conscious agent, who I am and how I impact the world, either locally...