Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Tag: 03.01.21

Why The Stonehenge Highway Tunnel Is Really A Good Idea

Archaeologist Timothy Darville: "Much of has been fuelled by negative publicity and misunderstandings about the processes by which archaeological concerns feed into planning...

Jazz Drummer And Bandleader Ralph Peterson Jr., 58

"The sheer, onrushing force of Peterson's beat, paired with his alert ear and agile dynamism, made him one of the standout jazz musicians to...

Study: Yes, People Really Don’t Know When To Shut Up!

"Only 2 percent of conversations ended at the time both parties desired, and only 30 percent of them finished when one of the pair...

Battleground Over Truth (Whatever That Is)

"A striking feature of our current political landscape is that we disagree not just over values (which is healthy in a democracy), and not...

Explaining Taylor Swift Musicologically (It’s Cool!)

Alex Ross: "Music appreciation is having a resurgence, although the music being appreciated has changed. Early in the twenty-tens, song-explainer videos began proliferating on...

Alt-Weeklies Looked Doomed Even Before The Pandemic. Here’s How Some Of Them Have Hung...

The structural troubles those papers were facing before 2020 were bad enough; then COVID shut down their main sources of ad revenue (performance venues,...

How Weird Are This Season’s Tony Awards Going To Be?

Weirder than ever before, no doubt. As the voters fill out their ballots this week and next, none of the shows they're considering have...

The Virtue Of Ethics

"Until quite recently there was a concern that ethical relativism had become the dominant cultural assumption, which meant that ethics was all just a...

So Who Made Pantone The Boss Of Colors Anyway?

Pantone started out, under another name, as a printing company, and one of its employees, Larry Herbert, got tired of trying to figure out...

Ice Music: Performing Pieces On, And For, Literally Frozen Instruments

"Carved instruments can be either completely made of ice, such as horns and percussion, or hybrids, like harps, in which the main body is...

Mausoleum Of Emperor Augustus, Long Neglected, Now Restored and Reopening

"Still imposing after 2,000 years, a vast funerary monument that was once the resting place of Rome's emperors is to reopen to visitors on...

Bookshop.com Generates £1 Million For Indie UK Bookstores

Bookshop.org was launched in the US a year ago and in the UK in November. Pitching itself as a socially conscious way to buy...

Survey: When Theatre-Goers Will Be Ready To Return To Theatres

With the disclaimer that this wave of the research reflects current expectations about the pandemic, based on anxieties about vaccine distribution and the spread...

Moving Berlinale Film Festival Is An Economic Blow To Berlin

“Our entire industry is in the worst crisis since World War II,” says Thomas Lengfelder, chief executive of the Berlin Hotel and Restaurant Assn....

What’s Anthony Hopkins’s Secret? ‘No Acting Required’

"If you follow a superb screenplay, the language is a road map, and so you don't have to act.. … When you learn that...

Has COVID Shutdown Made Dancers More Adaptable?

"I am hopeful that we will see a generation that has built a confidence and competence of cognitive flexibility. That is the ability to...

A Little Island Grows Off Manhattan

Little Island completes the transformation of the Meatpacking District, where for decades freight cars delivered animals to slaughterhouses that lined and bloodied the nearby...

Reviewing The First Play Written By An Artificial Intelligence Bot

"The biggest revelation, though, is that while a computer's imagination touches, somewhat randomly, on themes of love, loneliness, clowning and performance, it is most...

How To Reopen Theatres Safely? Artists Turn To Global Network

The protocols these countries have developed the past year to permit some live performances depend greatly on the magnitude of the pandemic and the...

Glimmerglass Opera Festival To Build Outdoor Stage For 2021

The opera festival in Cooperstown, New York, directed by Francesca Zambello, will offer — in "the most ventilated area we could find" — 90-minute...

Stratford Festival Will Open This Summer, But With A Short Season Held In Tents

In a regular year, it's North America's largest summer theatre festival, but with the pandemic only barely starting to subside, Stratford is planning to...

Pandemic Polemics: Metropolitan Museum’s Off-Key NPR Message vs. Cleveland’s Harmonious Storage Show

The Met's premature revelation that it might take advantage of the AAMD's relaxed deaccession standards, selling art to pay for "care of the collection,"...

What The Writers Guild Learned From Its Fight With The Agencies

For one thing, it's OK to fight. Writers are also seeing back pay come in - and letting the union win it for them...

Off With All Our Heads – The Online World Loves To Misquote Lewis Carroll

But why? Alison Flood investigates why Britain's Royal Mint and an actual Carroll commemorative collection have been getting quotes wrong ... and then printing...