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Why Were This Year’s Emmys #SoWhite?

"Although performers from the global majority comprised 44 percent of acting nominees heading into Sunday night, white actors ultimately swept all 12 lead and supporting races...

How A Spoofy Sports Commercial Became An Emmy-Winning TV Series

Truly, what is the show Ted Lasso? - Washington Post

A Giant Violin Revived Shipyards, Musicians, And Venetians In The Darkest Pandemic Days

The vessel set sail in the Grand Canal last weekend. "The craft, called Noah’s Violin, accompanied by an escort of gondolas, and in...

Do You Spend A Fair Amount Of Time On Facebook?

Then you're more likely to fall prey to manipulative tactics. To put it plainly, crowds aren't always wise. - NiemanLab

Idled By The Pandemic, An Airplane Becomes A Canvas

The artist says, "One of the hardest things to do when you're a graffiti artist is to scale up." An unused Boeing 777? That's...

Is Flying To London To See Ian McKellen’s Hamlet Worth The Risk?

A very 2021 question - and the risk doesn't run one way. - The New York Times

A Chess Grandmaster Sues Netflix Show The Queen’s Gambit For Sexism

Georgian grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili isn't best pleased with an offhand remark in the Netflix series. (And it's possible the show's executive director didn't help...

Running A Small Los Angeles Theatre In The Midst Of A Pandemic

It's not exactly easy, but Boyle Heights' Casa 0101 is giving arts and educational opportunities a real go, but it's prepared to go back...

After Many Years And Many Millions Of Dollars, Netflix Wins The Emmys

Thanks, The Crown. - The New York Times

Marion Cotillard Is One French Actress Who Appreciates The Me Too Movement

Speaking at the San Sebastian Film Festival, she said, "It has allowed women to speak freely, it’s a true revolution, an intense one and...

The Need For Chattanooga’s New Memorial To Lynching Victims

Not everyone in Chattanooga wanted the memorial. "The bridge was refurbished as a pedestrian path in 1993 and today is considered a gem of...

The Forgotten History Of Black Cinema, Revived Through Streaming

Maya Cade created the Black Film Archive with hard work over years. The archive "brings the forgotten works of legends like Oscar Micheaux and...

Bennie Pete, Whose Brass Band Kept New Orleans Dancing After Katrina, Has Died At...

Pete, born in the Upper Ninth Ward, "started playing the tuba at 10 and joined a marching band in middle school. At 18, he...

The Escape Of Afghanistan’s Only Woman Whirling Dancer

Fahima Mirzaei was about to kick off a tour of Afghanistan when the Taliban took over - and she had to run. This is...

The Emmys Updated List Of Winners

Early wins for Ted Lasso and Mare of Easttown may predict the whole evening, or may not. All of the winners, updating live. -...

This Musician Is Considered A Dangerous Criminal In Iran

Why? He employs women as vocalists. - Time

Jane Powell, Hollywood Musical Star, 92

Her parents pushed her into showbiz when she was only 2 years old, and eventually she became a star opposite Fred Astaire in Royal...

What Happened When Sona Jobarteh Found Her Voice

Or rather, her instrument and her place in society as a griot: "Until Ms. Jobarteh, kora masters had one other notable characteristic: They were...

Is It Possible To Make Somewhere Out Of Nowhere?

Yes, with careful attention. Check out the architecture of London's Greenwich Design District. - The Observer (UK)

Yolanda Lopez, Who Celebrated Working Class Women In Her Art, 78

López "created one of the most famous artworks in Chicano history by boldly recasting the Virgin of Guadalupe in her own image — as...

This Year’s Emmys Favor Mass Appeal

It's OK not to be artsy. (Wait, is it OK for award-winning TV to be popular and not artsy?) - Washington Post

Refugee Kids, Cameras, And The Art Of Healing

The Syrian refugee children, presented with analogue cameras and film, "burst out laughing and say: 'These are cameras from my parents’ time.' ... But,...

Portland’s Damaso Rodriguez Steps Away From Artists Rep

Shepherding the theatre's downtown building through a sale, debt restructuring, capital campaign and construction isn't easy. Oh, and then there's the pandemic. Rodríguez says...

The New York Public Library Changes Its Mind

After an outcry, the NYPL says its Picture Collection will remain accessible to the public - still browsable, still circulating. The collection "has been...

The Jewish Refugees Who Helped Bring Chinese Ballet To Shanghai

May 21, 1933: "Shanghai had never seen an evening like this before, with Chinese and Western performers all working together." - Los Angeles Review...