Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Tag: 03.02.21

Your Guide To The Nastiest Profanities In French

A hard-R-rated primer to what gets said in the language of Molière when one is really f***ing p****d off, what you can use to...

Milwaukee Symphony’s New Principal Tuba Is 19 Years Old

Robert Black comes from a family of brass players in suburban Chicago; his mother is a high school band teacher. He's currently finishing his...

Subsidize Old News Media? That Will Stifle Innovation

"The standoff between Big Tech and the Australian government has resulted in 90 per cent of what Big Tech has agreed to pay media...

Maybe Human-Centric Design Isn’t The Best Way To Design?

"What if situating the human at the heart of design isn’t enough to steer innovation in the right direction? What if it’s precisely what...

What Galleries Learned About Selling Art Online This Year

Online Viewing Rooms have certain advantages: collectors like the price transparency many fairs have demanded, and gallerists enjoy saving money on costly flights, hotels,...

Italy Has Too Much Tourism. How To Fix? The Uffizi Has A Plan

Enter the Uffizi Diffusi project. Meaning "scattered Uffizi," it's a reimagining of Italy's "scattered hotel" concept, in which individual "rooms" are located in different...

Reviving Mosul’s Cultural Museum, Six Years After ISIS Destroyed It

It was six years ago last week that extremist forces rampaged through the place, smashing ancient Assyrian sculptures with sledgehammers, burning books, looting anything...

Why Working Digitally Will Be Here To Stay In The Theatre

“There are so many benefits to all this stuff, It’s going to make theatre more accessible. It’s going to help tackle the issue of...

The Toronto Star Bets The Future On A Casino

Torstar's new owners say they are branching into online gambling to help pay for those continuing efforts. "Doing this as part of Torstar will...

The Unkindness Of Booing

"In nearly 50 years of musical life, I can count on the fingers of two hands the occasions on which I’ve heard boos erupt...

Dance Through The Mailbox

Audience members sit on stools in separated cubicles surrounding the stage, each with its own door and letter-drop slots through which they can watch...

‘Lolita’ Is A Horrifying Story. How Does It Keep Getting Past Obscenity Laws, Let...

Lady Chatterley's Lover, which now seems almost anodyne, was the subject of a criminal prosecution in 1960, but Lolita, which came out the previous...

What Have Theatre Artists Been Doing This Past Year? Eight Tell Their Stories

“This notion that we have to do something, that we have to find other ways to work. I was like, ‘Hello, this is an...

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti

One contradiction stands above the rest. The man who cofounded City Lights bookstore and press and wrote the million-selling poetry collection Coney Island of...

On Zoom, Vimeo, PBS, Or An iPod, If A Theatre Company Does It, Is...

Says the artistic director of a Twin Cities company, "I believe that theatre is storytelling and we are creating a new hybrid art form....

Boy Scouts To Sell Off Norman Rockwell Collection To Pay For Abuse Claims

In a reorganization plan filed in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware this week, the Boy Scouts listed nearly 60 pieces of art by Rockwell...

At The Detroit Symphony’s Virtual Orchestra Hall, Inside The Head Of A (Virtual) Listener

Michael Andor Brodeur: "I'm 'here' to virtually attend a rehearsal of Stride, a stirring newer work from the British composer Anna Clyne. And Clyne...

Roger Englander, Pioneering Producer Of Classical Music On TV, Dead At 94

At NBC in Philadelphia, he produced the first-ever telecast of a complete opera, Menotti's The Telephone, and he followed up by putting together Menotti's...

Requiring Audiences To Present Vaccine Passports — Would It Be Feasible?

On the surface, it certainly seems as if asking ticket buyers to show proof of COVID vaccination would be a good, quick way to...

Six Dr. Seuss Books Withdrawn For ‘Hurtful And Wrong’ Portrayals

"Six Dr. Seuss books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — will...

Alan Bowness, 93, Former Director Of Tate Galleries And Co-Founder Of Turner Prize

"The internationally renowned scholar was the first trained art historian to become director of London's Tate Gallery, a position he held from 1980 to...

MIT Has Figured Out How To Read Unopened 17th-Century Letters

In those days before mass-produced envelopes, important letters were intricately folded and then sewn shut; until now, modern-day scholars couldn't read such items without...

Unknown Titian Painting Identified In English Village Church

"The Last Supper was gifted to St Michael and All Angels Church in Ledbury, Herefordshire, in 1909. Art historian Ronald Moore believes he has...

UK To Spend Another Half Biillion For Arts Sector’s COVID Recovery

The government is topping up the £1.57 billion ($1.9 billion) Culture Recovery Fund announced last July with an extra £300 million ($416 million), with...