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Tag: 03.05.21

What Is “NFT Art” And Why Has It Become So Valuable?

Why would anyone buy a piece of art just to burn it? Understanding the answer requires us to delve into the tricky world of...

Tony Hendra, Comic Writer/Editor/Actor, Dead At 79

" began writing and performing comedy while a student at Cambridge University, traveling in the same circles as future members of the Monty Python...

The Hidden Message In Plain View On Munch’s “The Scream”

The inscription has always been visible to the naked eye, but the infrared images helped to more clearly distinguish the writing from its background....

Research: The Intricacies Of Detecting Bullshit

Recently, researchers have begun to treat bullshitting as having two separate dimensions. “Persuasive bullshitting” is motivated by a desire to impress or persuade. “Evasive...

New Bill In U.S. Congress Would Provide $5 Billion or Libraries

"The Build America's Libraries Act was introduced by in the House of Representatives by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI-9) and Don Young (R-AK-at large) along...

How Children Have Changed After A Year Lived On Screens

Since U.S. schools began closing down roughly a year ago, the country’s children have been adapting, learning and getting creative with how they use...

Can Clubhouse Be The New Facilitator For Artworld Conversation?

"I thought it was about time I spent a day actually paying attention. What is the art world talking about on Clubhouse? Does the...

Cue the Regulators! Met’s Deaccession Regression Attracts the Critical Eye of NYS Attorney General’s...

The Metropolitan Museum’s adoption of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ relaxed deaccession standards, driven by the financial challenges of the pandemic, has caught...

Ballerina Dances On Frozen Bay To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Swans

This is Ilmira Bagrautinova's way of objecting against the construction of a port in Batareinaya Bay, a popular beach about 100 km west of...

Will European Theatre Bounce Back?

Basically, the pandemic has changed the performing arts audience. "Fans have had access to virtual theater from all over the world. Some venues have...

Was WandaVision A New Hybrid TV Model?

Or was the entire series - spoilers abound throughout this article, by the way - yet another Marvel tease? "It was intentionally meta and...

How Do Independent Book Presses Make It?

Ask Melville House. Or perhaps don't: "We did what you would tell your children to never do. Not just having a business, but funding...

French Culture Workers Occupy Odeon Theatre In Paris

The occupation began Thursday; on Saturday, Culture Minister Roselyne Bachot went to visit the out-of-work culture and tourism workers, who want to know when...

American Academy Of Arts And Letters, Static For More Than A Century, Makes An...

Here's the deal: "Founded in 1898, the institution had capped membership at 250 since 1908; members are elected for life and pay no dues."...

Margaret Atwood Wrote The Words For A New Song Cycle About Murdered Women

The song cycle, with music by Jake Heggie and sung by baritone Joshua Hopkins, was inspired by Hopkins' sister, who was murdered by her...

In Japan, ‘Disaster Art’ Is Saving People’s Lives

While dealing with emotional turmoil after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, artist Kyohei Sakaguchi made a decision to merge his art and...

Long Before This Year’s Announcement, Read Across America Was Turning Away From Dr. Seuss...

Conservatives heard that Loudon County had banished Dr. Seuss and started a backlash about "cancel culture." But that wasn't reality. "In fact, the Virginia...

Lockdown Repainting In The Louvre Leads To A Lawsuit

Cy Twombly designed an Aegean sea-colored ceiling mural in the Salle des Bronzes at the Paris museum, which is undergoing various renovations while closed...

Berlin Film Fest Awards Its First Gender-Neutral Acting Award

Women, men, and nonbinary people all compete for the same award starting this year at the Berlin Film Festival - and this year's award...

Naomi Rosenblum, Historian Of Photography Who Forced Others To See It As Art, 96

When she started her major scholarship, "histories of photography traditionally focused on England, France and the United States. But Dr. Rosenblum’s ... A World...

Egon Schiele Gave A Watercolor To His Dentist As Payment, And Then It Was...

Now the painting, which was in Cologne's Museum Ludwig, is returning to the dentist's heirs. - Hyperallergic

What It’s Like Singing ‘Strange Fruit’ In 2021

Andra Day, who plays Billie Holiday in the new movie The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, explains how she felt when she heard it...

The Toll This Year Took On The People Responsible For Explaining The Toll This...

It's not great. "COVID has led to a sort of existential crisis for me working in journalism. When some of your readers claim that...

Wait, Disney Wants Us To Pay *How Much* For The New Princess Movie?

The economics of it are a bit weird. Mulan was $29.99 for a while, even with a Disney Plus subscription. Then Soul was free,...

So, Let’s Talk About The Six Hundred Thousand Dollar Meme Art

How to explain this "NFT" thing we're all hearing about in the news? OK, so ... if you buy a unique ID number associated...