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Dying For The Liberal Arts

In 1942, a young man at war wrote a defense of the liberal arts to his family, and to his favorite professor - letters...

How Harlem Stage Has Helped Create Choreography Careers

The series E-Moves is 25 years old now, and one of its "intended effects has been to take choreographers who work mainly ‘downtown,’ in...

The Irish Lads Who Founded Smut Press Are Having A Bit Of A Laugh

“The goal of Smut, says Scollard, is to 'champion work that might find it difficult to get published elsewhere – maybe a bit risqué...

The Resurrection Of Notre Dame Is Bringing The French Together In Some Unexpected Ways

"For almost five years, Parisians looked into a sad emptiness when they walked past Notre-Dame and looked up. The void reminded them of a...

In Recent US Cinema, Women Loving Women Have Gotten Very Funny And Bizarre

"With their offbeat B-movie feel, these stories are ‘managing to mess with this dichotomy between the good representation and the bad representation,’” one expert...

Why Are Seattle Libraries Announcing 1,500 Hours Of Closures In Eight Weeks?

Library workers aren’t happy. "The City is denying Seattleites 1,500 hours of learning, checking out books, applying for jobs, talking with neighbors, sheltering from...

How Edward Hopper Nails Life In New York

Or so says SNL’s Bowen Yang. "You look at a Hopper painting , and it’s like people being in rooms regarding the arrangement of the city,...

Sunset Boulevard, Heading To Broadway, Just Swept The Oliviers In London

The revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber show won seven Oliviers, matching the totals won by Hamilton, Matilda, and Cabaret. - The Telegraph (UK)...

The Writers Make Their Picks

For last year’s awards, that is - and The Holdovers also finally earned some recognition. - Vulture

Scottish Artists Fear They’re Falling Into A Cultural Black Hole

That’s because Scottish filmmakers, writers, and artists are feeling vulnerable "following the closure of a film project, a book festival and an art magazine...

Forget The Awards Shows, Forget The Auteurs

Netflix wants to appeal to, well, everyone. (Perhaps everyone except those who often enjoy auteur-created movies?) - The New York Times

Civil War And Displacement – Through The Eyes Of A Poet

Emi Mahmoud has been trying to bring Sudan to life for non-Sudanese people for years. But now, the poet’s urgency has increased due to...

Suzan-Lori Parks Hasn’t Stopped Fearlessly Reimagining The United States

“Her plays, inventive provocations whose sometimes scathing visions of race and gender can unsettle audiences, have something to tell us about the troublesome relationship...

Ukrainian Artists Make Fun Of Refugee Stereotypes At The Venice Biennale

But then, the work is also affecting. “The line between a certain irony, and the suspension of disbelief, turns out to be extremely fine."...

The Towering Vessel Sculpture At Hudson Yards Will Reopen, With More Mesh Intended To...

"Peter DeSalvo Jr., the father of the first person to die by suicide , faulted the developer for not heeding warnings from experts or...

The Publishing World Is Drowning In Books

"What a remarkable change it would be if corporations would allow their employees to do the best job they can with each book that...

The Physics Of Running On Top Of A Moving Train

Basically, “Just because you see something done in a movie, that doesn't mean you should try it yourself.” But let’s talk physics, including “fake...

Hollywood Writers End Their Rollercoaster Of A Year With Very Late Awards Show

Don’t the Writers Guild Awards usually happen before the Oscars? Sure, but not every year includes a monthslong historic strike. - Variety

The Most Scathing Diss Track Of 2024 Is About Detroit Architecture

"Last week, the city of Detroit installed a budget-looking sign on I-94 that spells out its name in mint-green lettering reminiscent of chewing-gum packaging....

Disastrous Decisions In The UK As Birmingham Council Slashes All Arts Funding

Birmingham is a bellwether for the UK. Nothing “could be more emblematic of the way that Britain currently devalues life: when we only focus...

Quiet On Set Reveals The Devastation Of American Childhoods

The abuse child actors dealt with destroyed their childhoods and families - and people watching it are grappling with their childhood memories as well....

You Can Reenact Lincoln’s Assassination In Many Theatres, But Not The One Where It...

“You know, at Ford’s we have an obligation. We have an obligation to the facts. We have an obligation to truth, we have an...

The Actor Who Wanted More Role Offers Than Sex Worker Or Recent Immigrant

Jing Lusi says that just after she graduated with a law degree, her "early days of auditions were tough. There were limited roles...

Barbie Unleashed A Veritable Avalanche

And that avalanche is made up of toy movies, with Margot Robbie at the head of at least one of them - a movie...

The Library Storm In Alabama Is Probably Coming For Your Librarians As Well

"Believe me, when they get the LGBTQ books out of there, then it'll be the books on the Civil War because white people are...
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