Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Tag: 04.21.21

David Byrne’s Socially-Distanced Theatrics

"Each of the attendees submits a screening form in advance and undergoes a COVID rapid test on-site, in an ivory-walled corridor that suggests a...

India’s Top Documentary Filmmaker Can Barely Show His Work There Anymore

" Patwardhan views his filmmaking practice as comprehensive — not just researching, shooting, and completing films, but also taking them on tour and holding...

Researchers Use AI To Analyze Dead Sea Scrolls

For their study, the researches utilized artificial intelligence technology to examine the writing on the scrolls, comparing the look of certain letters and analyzing...

Ten Trends In Architecture To Combat Climate Change

From reducing waste and maximising urban greenery to collaboration and lobbying for change, solutions to reduce pressure on the planet are now taking centre...

NPR And PRX To Offer Paid Subscription Option For Podcasts

NPR will give listeners the choice to pay — via its own platforms, Apple, or Spotify — a yet-undetermined monthly fee in order to...

How Those Algorithms Manipulate Your Behavior

University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein popularized the term “nudge” in 2008, but due to recent advances...

The Contentious History Of Grammar Books

In that era, a Grammar was second only to a Bible as a necessary object in a God-fearing household. While the Bible provided moral...

Jerry And Kenny’s Excellent NFT Adventure

Jerry Saltz and Kenny Schachter team up to "test" the NFT market. "To be clear, NFTism doesn’t necessarily disrupt anything but rather presents a...

Tempest Storm, Last Of The Great Old-Time Striptease Artists, Dead At 93

"Routinely named in the same ardent breath as the great 20th-century ecdysiasts Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr and Gypsy Rose Lee, Ms. Storm was...

What Ever Happened To All Those Quibi Shows? They’re Now ‘Roku Originals’

"The streaming device maker will rebrand the Quibi library, which it bought in January, as Roku Originals in the run-up to debuting them on...

The New Whitest-Ever White Paint Could Potentially Replace Air Conditioning

The paint, developed at Purdue University's mechanical engineering department, reflects 98.1 percent of the sun's rays, while the strongest heat-resistant white paints currently on...

Bad Feelings At Second City In Chicago: Old Food Service Staff Is Fired And...

The 90-odd people who worked, some for decades, as waiters, bartenders, dishwashers and the like were told last fall that their furloughs were officially...

Researchers Figure Out Why Some Picassos Have Deteriorated More Quickly Than Others

"The study centred on four paintings inspired by the Ballets Russes, the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev's itinerant dance troupe, which Picasso produced in no...

Classical Music Podcasts Are Coming Into Their Own

"Classical music has been surprisingly slow to embrace podcasting, a medium ideally suited to illuminate its sounds and stories. But something changed in the...

Detroit Symphony’s Long-Serving CEO, Anne Parsons, To Retire Next Year

"Parsons faced a financially embattled DSO when she took the reins in 2004, followed by grueling labor strife several years later. She ultimately helped...

The Pursuit of Equity

The intent is to overcome the very real danger that the nonprofit arts industry’s “equity statements” could easily become like the “thoughts and prayers”...