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Literary Magazine The White Review Suspends Publication

This comes after the not-for-profit journal’s applications for funding were rejected by Arts Council England for three consecutive years. The charity relied on this funding for “a substantial portion of its annual budget” between 2011-2021, read the statement. - The Guardian

British Museum In Crisis After A Rough Summer

The museum is now deluged with renewed calls for the restitution of contested objects, and raising a huge sum for an impending refurbishment looks even more difficult. At a time when it needs leadership most, the museum is rudderless, after its director, Hartwig Fischer, resigned on Aug. 25. - The New York Times

Get Rid Of Your Physical Books

There's just no need to have the dust-collectors cluttering up your house. - Slate

Director of Learning and Civic Engagement – Peabody Essex Museum

Position Summary The Director of Learning and Civic Engagement (DLCE) is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for developing the overarching strategy of the institution, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees. Reporting to the Executive Director and CEO, the DLCE will be a spokesperson for the value of educational programming at the museum, collaborating cross-departmentally to define and implement a programmatic vision aimed at reaching and cultivating new audiences with learning and civic engagement at the forefront. In collaboration with numerous museum departments (Curatorial, Marketing, Exhibition Design, etc.), the DLCE will integrate PEM’s strategic goals into public, interpretation, and Volunteer Guide programming, explore new opportunities for earned and contributed revenue, and introduce innovative, inclusive programs to foster new audiences and community connections. The Director will lead the department of Learning and Civic Engagement with 13 full-time staff (including the DLCE) and two contracted employees. They will...

Beloved DC Theatre Leader Dies

In its nearly half-century as a fixture on the region’s vibrant theater scene — GALA (short for Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos) orbited around Hugo’s Medrano's vision. His spirit accommodated a wide range of plays in Spanish and English on GALA’s stage. - Washington Post

Arkansas Symphony Gets A New Music Director

Geoffrey Robson, 41, who joined the orchestra in the fall of 2008 as associate conductor and a full-time member of the violin section, will be the orchestra's eighth music director. - Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The British Museum Seems To Have Actually Dropped BP

But "the museum said that 'certain terms' of the deal remain in effect, because it has verbally agreed to let BP exercise its 'supporter benefits' until the end of 2023." - The Guardian (UK)

Alberto Ibarguen Stepping Down From Running The Knight Foundation

While Knight continues to support journalism programs, Ibargüen has added the arts as an increasingly prominent part of its funding mix — from essentially an afterthought to nearly a quarter of its $115 million to $130 million in annual grants. - The New York Times

TikTok May Split From Its Chinese Parent Company If It Can’t Assuage US Officials’ Security Concerns

"China's TikTok is considering separating from parent ByteDance to help address U.S. concerns about national security risks. … A divestiture, which could result in a sale or initial public offering, is considered a last resort and will be pursued only if the company's existing proposal ... does not get approved." - Reuters

Peeling Back The Curtain Of The Happiness-Industrial Complex

Whatever is being sold by the happiness experts, we imagine, cannot really be happiness, but can only bear a relationship to it even more distantly removed than the one a synthetic mass-produced blanket at Target has to an early American album quilt. - Liberties Journal

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Calls Black People ‘A Hate Group’ And Papers Drop The Strip

Adams' right-wing rhetoric has become increasingly clear since the election of the 45th president in 2016, but his most recent racist rant finally ended the comic strip's run in hundreds of papers. - Washington Post

Rediscovering The Films Of A Former Child Prodigy

Wendy Toye started on stage as a 3-year-old. Once she started directing, "It wasn’t just that Toye had an aptitude for film-making, but that her background in dance and comedy gave her a unique take on the craft." - The Guardian (UK)

Seattle’s Alt-Weekly Says People Should ‘Power Through’ Tristan And Isolde

Why? At the Seattle Opera, "they fucking love Wagner." - The Stranger

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