Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Turkish Government Harasses Kurdish Theater, Accusing It Of ‘Terrorist Propaganda’

"In a country where Turkish is the only official language, speaking Kurdish is sometimes seen as an act of rebellion." (It is the mother...

The Artist Painting Baltimore’s Winter Salt Boxes

Juliet Ames couldn't resist decorating her first salt box, back in December. Then she got permission from the city. "In the past two months,...

A Reckoning With Racism In Canada’s Country Music Industry

There's no Indigenous Artist of the Year award in Saskatchewan this year, and when a committee was discussing why not, well: "Somebody made a...

That Podcast Exposing One Media Empire’s Bigotry And Workplace Bullying Came Under Fire For...

This is a twisty, turny saga that does not in any way make the original media empire - Bon Appetit, of course - look...

Consider The Ushers…

Usher is a variant of the French huisier, from the Latin ostiarius, a custodian of the doors. The role comes from early modern theater,...

Breakthrough: Scientists Figure Out How To Talk To Dreamers In Their Sleep

An international team of researchers was able to achieve real-time dialogues with people in the midst of lucid dreams, a phenomenon that is called...

Why Do We Have Such Trouble Getting Monuments Of Women Right?

Consider, for instance, the new, widely derided "For Mary Wollstonecraft" monument in London. "Why couldn't a statue of Wollstonecraft, the individual woman, be seen...

Thousands Are Angry About New Bronze Doors For 800-Year-Old Cathedral

"Plans to mark the 800th anniversary of Burgos's magnificent Gothic cathedral with three enormous new bronze doors have ushered in an unholy row, with...

What’s At Stake For Chicago With The Sale Of Second City (To A New...

Chris Jones: "The issue now is the future of an institution that is not just a major tourist draw to Chicago but one of...

City Of London Abandons Plan For New Concert Hall

"An ambitious £288m concert hall that was supposed to be 'the Tate Modern of classical music' has been scrapped by the City of London...

Nielsen Will Begin To Track Diversity Alongside Ratings Numbers

The initiative combines entertainment metadata with Nielsen’s audience measurement data. It’s designed to equip content creators, owners, distributors and advertisers with data around onscreen...

12th-Century Moorish Bathhouse Uncovered In Seville Beer Hall

There had always been rumors, and a few hints in surviving records, that there had been a hammam where the Cervercería Giralda now stands,...

Now: Better Theatre Than Yesterday

"This present moment places us in an exciting crossroad between former traditions and the emergence of technical and multi-platformed storytelling. I do not believe...

How Big Tech Subverted The Public Square

"A functioning market required transparency, a mutual understanding of exchanges and a shared moral framework. And, as Rana Foroohar puts it in this brief...

Boston Symphony Finds Its New CEO At The LA Phil

More than a year after it began its search for a new president and chief executive, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is expected to announce...

Why It’s Important To Make Art With Your Kids

"When young children make art together with their caregivers, they share a new experience which can reinforce bonding. Creativity is an extension of babies’...

For First Time, Boston Symphony Will Have Female CEO

"In picking , the orchestra looked west, to one of the most successful American orchestras of recent years" — the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where...

This Summer’s Glyndebourne Opera Festival Will Happen (Almost) As Normal

Says managing director Sarah Hopwood, "We are determined to present a festival this summer in whatever form is possible. We consider this essential to...