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Tag: 02.24.21

Social Scientist: We Need To Treat Disinformation With A Vaccine

"Our information crisis can and should be treated like a virus. Responding to fake stories or conspiracy theories after the fact is woefully insufficient,...

German Study: Concerts, Museums, Performances In Theatres Are Safer Than Other Indoor Activities

The researchers found that if kept at 30% capacity with everyone wearing a mask and following proper precautions, museums, theaters, and operas are safer...

How Memory And The Passage Of Time Fold On Top Of One Another

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrung meaning from time. Each day is so like the former. April disappeared entirely; Thanksgiving feels as close, or faraway,...

How Novels Can Help Plan Our Way Through COVID Recovery

As sources for possible future scenarios capable of providing strategic foresight, or producing alternative future plans, novels can also help businesses create dialogue on...

A Life Listening To Jazz: W. Royal Stokes

No one could have predicted Stokes’s zigzag jazz life, including him. Born in D.C. in 1930, he was a teen obsessed with boogie-woogie records;...

The World’s Largest Bach Website, Brought To You By A Computer Engineer In Tel...

The Bach Cantatas Website, founded 20 years ago by Aryeh Oron, includes texts from Bach's sacred works in multiple languages, discographies, history and analysis...

Is It Time… Finally… To Kill The Book Blurb?

In 1936, George Orwell claimed that “the disgusting tripe that is written by the blurb-reviewers” was causing the public to turn away from novels...

Literature Is A Technology, And It Should Be Taught Like One

Neuroscientist-turned-English-professor Angus Fletcher: "It's a machine designed to work in concert with another machine, our brain. The purpose of the two machines is to...

Race, Privilege, And Values Collide At Smith College

"This is a tale of how race, class and power collided at the elite 145-year-old liberal arts college, where tuition, room and board top...

Lessons From The Explosion Of Online Dance During The Pandemic

"With audiences and funders generally letting dancers decide what (and how much) to produce while distancing requirements are in place, the incentive to go...

Was This Picture Painted By A Human Or By AI? Most Folks Can’t Tell,...

"A majority of respondents were only able to identify one of the five AI landscape works as such. Around 75 to 85 percent of...

Former Producer Accuses KCRW Of Systemic Racism

Cerise Castle said in a podcast interview and on social media on Monday that her time at KCRW was “marked by microaggressions, gaslighting, and...

Gov’t Shuts Down Hungary’s Last Independent Radio Station

"When the faithful listeners to Klubrádió, a talk radio station that has been a beacon of free speech in Hungary, tuned in last Monday,...

Whatever The Pandemic May Have Thrown At You, There’s A German Word For It

"Over the past year, German has coined some 1,000-plus new terms endemic to the Now Times. … And that's thanks to the language's rules...

As They Stream Their Work, Theater Companies Find A New, Far-Flung Public

"Across the country, and beyond its borders, many theaters say new audiences for their streaming offerings has been an unexpected silver lining — one...

Silas Farley, 26, Will Be Dean Of Dance At Colburn School In L.A.

Farley raised eyebrows last June when he retired from New York City Ballet at such a young age, but he had already been choreographing...

Collection Worth $400 Million Donated To Seattle Art Museum

" 19 20th-century abstract expressionist and European masterworks — including those by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning — from the Lang Collection, once...

COVID Killed Two-Thirds Of All Arts And Recreation Jobs In NYC

"Employment in New York City's arts, entertainment and recreation sector plummeted by 66 percent from December 2019 to December 2020, according to a report...

Brexit Is Far More Damaging Than COVID, Say British Theatre And Dance Companies

Says the executive producer at one major troupe, "Brexit will have the bigger impact because it's a long-term restriction. We're a flexible, dynamic sector...

Van Gogh Painting Unseen For More Than 130 Years Now On View

"A Street Scene In Montmartre has been owned by a French family for most of the time since it was painted in 1887. Sotheby's...

The Relativity Switch

This story may sound like a metaphor. But it’s actually a case-in-point. - Andrew Taylor

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Dies at 101; His Pictures of a Gone World Remain

A literary era passes. It was already past, yet it still has influence. My account is minimal in the scheme of things but here...

Jazz beats the virus online

Chicago presenters of jazz and new music, and journalists from Madrid to the Bay Area, vocalist Kurt Elling, trumpeter Orbert Davis and pianist Lafayette...