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Tag: 03.18.21

The Unusual Places Dance Went Out This Year

From parking garages to lakes and rooftops, outdoor performances can be exhilarating for artists and audiences alike. Vistas that would be impossible to re-create...

Science Fiction Was Depicting Climate Change More Than A Century Ago

"For a few decades in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, authors from across ideologies and genres published stories that today would be...

COVID Has Changed The Way Hollywood Works For Good

"'People are fooling themselves if they think we're going back to a pre-pandemic work lifestyle,' says Arianna Bocco, president of IFC Films. … To...

Inside The Cryptocurrency Calculations Of The Beeple Sale

The B.20 tokens based on Beeple’s work are about 41 times more valuable today than they were in January, when MetaKovan first made them...

Behind The Scenes, Artists Confronted MoMA Leadership About Board Chair’s Iraq War Ties

And the confrontations - and revelations about who on MoMA's board and who on MoMA PS1's board are implicated in "security firms" in Iraq,...

The Gender-Based Lawsuit Against Disney Expands To Include Pay Secrecy

California labor law doesn't allow for pay secrecy. Disney denies the claims by the plaintiffs that "Disney prohibits employees from disclosing their own wages,...

Warner Studios Cancels Plans To Build Tram To The Hollywood Sign

The effort, dubbed the Hollywood Skyway, would have cost the studio an estimated $100 million. The tramway would have taken visitors on a six-minute...

The Controversies In Translating Amanda Gorman

"In one camp, translators argue that the issue is representation in the field, not whether a white translator is incapable of translating an author...

Could A Joint Dictionary Unify North And South Korea? (Well, No)

Being that the South has been open to the rest of the world while the North has been sealed off for seven decades, the...

Oscar Nominees Told Zooming In Not An Option For The Event

"We are treating the event as an active movie set, with specially designed testing cadences to ensure up-to-the-minute results, including an on-site COVID safety...

IKEA Has Turned Its Catalog Into An Audiobook

"When IKEA canceled its beloved print catalog last year, it hinted at plans to venture into new formats to better reach an increasingly internet-dependent...

The Bottom Line: How America’s Arts Organizations Are Doing

A new report looks at the balance sheets of the country's arts organizations. Community and theatre organizations fared the best, while museums and symphony...

Streaming Classical Music: Where The Money Really Goes, And Where It Ought To Go

"In the first two articles in the series, we looked at the streaming industry's revenues, how they're shared out between the music we listen...

Exec Who Saved Capitol Records, Bhaskar Menon, Dead At 86

The record label was reeling in 1970: its cash cow, The Beatles, had disbanded, and it lost $8 million that year. Parent company EMI...

Arts In Chicago Set To Restart After IL Governor Raises Capacity Limits

"The new 'phase 4A' will allow for 25% fixed seating capacity in indoor and outdoor film, theater and performing arts venues of 200 seats...

Many Museums Want To Remove The Sackler Name From Their Campuses. State Attorneys General...

"Following court filing in New York, the attorneys general from 23 states issued a statement calling for amendments to the plan, which they...

Russia Is Investigating Its Own Eurovision Song Contest Entry For ‘Illegal Statements’

Following criminal complaints by a veterans' group and the Russian Union of Orthodox Women that the pop tune's words "aim to seriously insult and...

NBC Cancels “World Of Dance”

The show had been a strong performer for NBC over its first three seasons, but the fourth season ebbed and flowed in the numbers....

2020 Movie Box Office Down Big Time (But Home Streaming Offsets Much)

The U.S./Canada box office market was down 80% in 2020, to $2.2 billion, while tickets sold were down 81% to 0.24 billion. Still, that...

How A Japanese AI Used In Bakeries Ended Up Fighting Cancer

In early 2017, a doctor at the Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, in Kyoto, saw a television segment about the BakeryScan. He realized...

What Should Be on the Syracuse Symposium’s Agenda: The Urgent Need for Museum Deaccession...

Museum professionals have instinctively recoiled at the thought of government interference in their activities, insisting that they can police themselves. But that hasn’t worked...

Spotify Finally Provides An Explanation Of How It Pays Royalties

"First things first: It will not tell you how much money Drake made from Spotify; in fact there are no artist names on the...

As Pandemic Drags On, A Boom In Online Writers’ Groups

"Some of these informal gatherings have flourished as people who once shied away from writing groups — because of the time commitment, commute or...

BBC Plans Major Transfer Of Production And Jobs Away From London

"The blueprint for the plan, which is called 'The BBC Across the U.K.,' commits at least an extra £700 million ($978 million), cumulatively, across...