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Tag: 04.07.21

And Now: Virtual DJ’s Powered By AI

"Virtual entertainment is the new cultural center of gravity," Authentic Artists founder and CEO Chris McGarry told Protocol. Authentic Artists has developed a dozen...

Stuck In The Post-Truth World — How Do We Get Out?

We now consider disinformation a defining part of the contemporary experience. In 2016, Oxford Languages chose post-truth as its word of the year. The...

The Art Of Doing Nothing Architecturally. It’s A Revolution

In a world in which flamboyance and style have long determined how an architect becomes a star, this approach – doing nothing – is an...

Dana Gioia On Being An “Information Billionaire”

"I think poetry has a social function but it’s a relatively complicated and subtle one, which is to say, the reason that we have...

This Gainsborough Portrait Of An Obscure Composer Sold For £2,500 (Could Be Worth £1...

“Gainsborough had a great deal of interest in musicians and likened a picture to a piece of music, once writing: ‘One part of a...

Preserving Websites With User-Generated Content When Corporate Owners Want To Pull The Plug

"After seeing yet another situation where a longstanding Yahoo-owned website is shutting down, I'm left to wonder if the problem is that the...

Back In The Theatre: “Necessity Is The Mother Of Devotion”

I can report that once the rest of us were inside — 25 or so socially distanced in a black box theater that normally...

Granta’s New List Of The Best Young Writers Working In Spanish

"Eleven years after publishing its first collection of the finest up-and-coming authors in Spanish, Granta magazine is releasing a second volume that brings together...

There’s Still A Tyranny Of Thinness In Ballet. It Just Gets Worded Differently.

"Today's ballet teachers and company directors know that they can no longer simply instruct their dancers to lose weight. But that doesn't mean they've...

Diversity Lessons From The 1990s Culture Wars

"What David Lang wrote in 1989 was not wrong: no senators took to the floor to tear up scores by Philip Glass or John...

Rock Musicians Are Getting Into NFTs. It’s Going To Be Messy.

"At the end of February, Grimes sold 10 pieces of digital artwork as NFTs for $6m, while Deadmau5 has offered bundles including music and...

Why Wouldn’t Saudi Arabia Lend ‘Salvator Mundi’ To The Louvre? Spite, Basically

History's most expensive artwork, purchased by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017 for $450 million, was supposed to be part of the...

Wisconsin School Works To Save Ojibwe Languages Before Native-Speaker Elders Disappear

On the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation, near Lake Superior in the northwestern corner of the state, is a K-8 school called Waadookodaading ("a place...

Hong Kong’s New M+ Wants To Be One Of The World’s Great Contemporary Art...

"The has set M+ the target of being the first museum of its kind in Asia and to be ranked among the top...

Lois Kirschenbaum, New York’s Most Beloved Opera Superfan, Dead At 88

Night after night, through multiple performances of a production's run at the Met or New York City Opera, Lois (the city's entire opera community...

What Killed L.A. Stage Alliance? It Wasn’t That One Dumb Mistake

Los Angeles sound designer and playwright Howard Ho — the boyfriend of actress Jully Lee, who was the subject of the dumb mistake at...

Enormous Golden Modernist Mobile Removed From Lincoln Center Will Be Installed At LaGuardia Airport

There was a minor uproar in December when Lincoln Center announced that Richard Lippold's Orpheus and Apollo, which had dangled in the multi-story upper...

Live Theatre Returns To Live Theatre In NY — And It’s… Different

The line of people he came to greet waiting to see the first performance of Blindness at the Daryl Roth Theatre off Union Square...

Art At Scale: Putting All Of The UK’s National Collections Online

Art UK brings together over 3,000 public collections on one shared, economically efficient platform, allowing them all to reap the benefits of scale and...

Join the Conversation

I have said before here that the time for talk is long past and that figuring out a way to prod real action on...

Producer Scott Rudin, “Monster” Boss

Even as others have been canceled or have dialed back their aggression, Rudin's behavior has continued unabated, leaving a trail of splintered objects and...

India Eliminates Appeals Of Film Censorship Board’s Decisions

"The Indian federal government has passed an order that scraps the Information and Broadcasting ministry's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, the first avenue of appeal...