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Tag: 03.03.21

Culture Is Everywhere Online. But How To Find It?

"We have evolved to be clever enough to create massive amounts of choice in every field, but I, for one, have yet to evolve...

The Astounding Pianist And Composer Who Was Born Into Slavery

Born without eyesight on a Georgia plantation in 1849, "Blind Tom" Wiggins learned to play piano by ear and became a prodigiously gifted player,...

How Did Dr. Seuss Himself Respond When Criticized For Racist Caricatures?

Philip Nel, a Seuss scholar (yes, there is such a thing): "Yes, there are some examples of him revising in response to criticism, and...

How One Jazz Musician Figured Out How To Play Live With Friends Over The...

Usually it's not possible because of slight (or more) lags in sound over the internet. But by tweaking software (and lots of experimenting) Dan...

Changing Roles For Museums Mean Confusion In How They’re Supported

What does it mean for museums to be responsive to their communities? Is it museums’ mission to provide an educational experience or meet changing...

A Tour Of Plays In Storefront Windows

Presented as a “walking tour with theatrical displays,” and running Feb. 19-21, the performance was not a traditional narrative play, but rather a collection...

Australia’s Big Festivals Try To Play During COVID – With Mixed Success

Adelaide’s festivals were luckier than most. On the final Friday of last year’s season it was announced gatherings of more than 500 would be...

Is It Really Possible To Crowdsource Misinformation On Twitter?

This is not a fact-checking program, exactly, because it will not involve trained fact-checkers. Instead, participants in the Birdwatch pilot can identify tweets they...

What Exactly Constitutes A Good Female Body For Ballet?

Gia Kourlas: "For Lovette, a member of New York City Ballet since 2010, this pause from performance has brought some clarity. 'I'm not...

Needed Corrections In Explaining How The Brain Works

"As a neuroscientist, I see scientific myths about the brain repeated regularly in the media and corners of academic research. Three of them, in...

What Happens To LA’s Black Culture When The Black Population Shrinks?

For many decades, Los Angeles had been known as a Black migrant "magnet." Folks came for the promise and the sunshine. The Black population...

Chris Barber, Trombonist Who Shaped Britain’s Jazz Scene, Dead At 90

" was one of the most accessible and charismatic figures to emerge from the New Orleans-inspired jazz revivalist movement that played such a significant...

COVID Could Not Stop The Wooster Group

"They're our holy fools, who — even when no one is watching — keep the art's sacred fires burning. Rehearsal isn't so much a...

Why Do Asian Actors Keep Getting Overlooked For Awards, Even As The Films They’re...

Parasite got six Oscar nominations and four awards, none of them for any of its actors. That case continued a pattern that has held...

Small-Scale Indoor Performances To Return To New York In April

" said that arts, entertainment and events venues can reopen April 2 at 33 percent capacity, with a limit of 100 people indoors or...

Louvre Gets Back 450-Year-Old Armor Stolen 39 Years Ago

"A military antiques expert alerted police after being called in to give advice regarding an inheritance in Bordeaux in January and becoming suspicious about...

The History Of ‘Madama Butterfly’ In Japan

"It was not the 'alien' music that disturbed the Japanese audience" at the Tokyo premiere in 1914 (there had been a Western music school...