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Tag: 02.17.21

When Thornton Wilder Came Up With An Act Four Of ‘Our Town’

"Following his enlistment in the military in World War II, only ten days before he would age out of eligibility for active service, Wilder...

The Real Failures Of Our Cultural Policies

"The hidden costs of socially engaged arts practice is inextricably connected to the crisis of social care and service provision. It is also a...

Why “Noisy” Brains Are So Attractive (And More Difficult)

"The use of antidepressants has inadvertently left many of us less able to feel empathy toward others, laugh, cry, dream, and enjoy life just...

Finally, The Obama Presidential Center Is Underway

"This month, in the wake of an appeals court decision favorable to the city and the recent completion of federal reviews, Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

Could This Series Be The ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ For The 14th Amendment?

"The new Netflix series Amend: The Fight for America, produced by Will Smith and Larry Wilmore, seeks to not through song, but extended,...

Met Museum Director Defends Deaccessioning To Pay Expenses

“The Met has a responsibility to our field and our global community,” Max Hollein says in a long statement posted today on the Met’s...

Book Sales Are Up 20 Percent In Australia. And Book Subscriptions Are Booming

Among the winners of this literary resurgence is a micro-industry: book subscription services, which curate a selection for you and deliver them to your...

London’s Frieze Fair Will Rent Its Space For Pop-Up Galleries

The art fair leased a pair of converted townhouses in December last year, and it has now revealed that they will open as a new...

Charge: UK Government Has Forgotten Culture Post-Brexit

MPs at the digital, culture, media and sport committee hearing told DCMS minister Caroline Dinenage that her department was treated as an “afterthought” by...

The Woman Who Saved Samba, Back When It Was Outlawed

"A century ago, samba becoming synonymous with Brazil's cultural identity would have seemed impossible. In the early 20th century, Rio's ruling elite were ashamed...

Marfa, Texas Is Getting An(other) Arts Center

"For the last year, Michael Phelan — a contemporary artist who has lived in Marfa full time since 2014 — has been quietly planning...

UK’s National Theatre Ends Tours To Europe

Yes, it's because of Brexit: a statement from a company spokesperson said that "the potential additional costs for visas and current uncertainty around social...

‘Like The Metro At Rush Hour’: Vatican Museums Reopen To The Public, And It’s...

"Museumgoers took to social media to complain about the institution’s failure to implement effective social-distancing measures in some of its most popular spaces last...

Indianapolis Museum/Newfields CEO Resigns After Week Of Outcry

"We are sorry. We have made mistakes. We have let you down. We are ashamed of Newfields' leadership and of ourselves," the board said...

The Five Flavors of Strategy

As the chaos and confusion of the global pandemic shows distant glimpses of something less chaotic, the question of “strategy” is emerging once again....

Actress Fired From ‘The Color Purple’ After Anti-Gay Posts Loses Lawsuit

A British employment tribunal unanimously rejected Seyi Omooba's claims of breach of contract and religious discrimination, finding that "there is no breach of contract...

San Francisco Opera To Return To The Stage With Drive-In Opera

“There is a certain visceral quality about being in the same location together and experiencing art. I’m giddy with anticipation at the thought of...