“According to a museum spokesman, MOCA hopes to make some relevant announcements by the end of summer. But plainly, there’s a problem. The empty exhibition schedule, which is going to be very difficult to fill, threatens to interrupt the museum’s momentum.”
Look, HarperCollins, No Single Publisher Can Take On Amazon And Win
“Unlike in France, Italy or Germany, where publishers banded together to create options to Amazon, British and American publishers still seem bent on competing with one another, even as Amazon eats into their finances.”
The Band That Made A Silent ‘Album’ For Spotify Made $20,000 Before The Album Got Pulled
Who says you can’t make money using the music streaming service?
The British Author Who Has Sold 10 Million Books Under Other People’s Names
“The ghost, who starts out as a hybrid of therapist, muse and friend, enters a psychological minefield. Accordingly, the ghost is advised never to forget that, at the end of the day, he or she ranks somewhere between a valet and a cleaner.”
Carlo Bergonzi, Masterful Tenor Who Brought Keen Intelligence To Verdi And Beyond, Dies At 90
“A lyric tenor of some vocal heft, Mr. Bergonzi lacked the sonic weight and brilliance of tenors in the Wagnerian mold. But what he did possess was an instrument of velvety beauty and nearly unrivaled subtlety.”
Silent Film Fans Get Noisy To Help Identify Lost Titles
“The audience is encouraged to yell out possible settings, actor names and even car models — anything that might help identify the film.”
Is Italian Film Back In La Dolce Vita, At Long Last?
“Whereas in Spain, Germany and the UK the proportion of domestically produced movies varies between 10% and 20%, in Italy last year it was 31%.”
Why Should Amazon Care If It’s ‘Losing Money’ Right Now?
“Creating hit television series, running an online supermarket, making smartphones: these are difficult things to do well, even for companies that specialise in only one of them at a time.”
How Do Conductors Keep Working Into Ripe Old Age? Three Of Them Tell Us
Natalia Osipova Will Have No Truck With The Ballet Diva Mystique, Thank You
“I am not interested in sporting diamond tiaras on stage, or having my point shoes cooked and eaten by my fans. Ballet has evolved and the ballerina figure with it. … There is simply no reason, nor time, to perpetuate century-old clichés, such as the remote, semi-divine figure of the 19th-century ballet star.”