Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Study: Correcting Misinformation On Twitter Results In Worse Misinformation

The researchers targeted 2,000 Twitter users from a range of political persuasions who had tweeted 11 overtly false news articles. After an extremely polite...

The Museum As Weapon Of War?

The Brutish Museums argues, persuasively, that the corporate-militaristic pillage behind Europe’s “encyclopedic” collections is not a simple matter of possession, but a systematic extension...

Why We’re Attracted To Gross Things

In short, disgust may not derive from a simple aversion to harmful substances but from a tension between the desire to explore and consume...

The Birth Of The Paid Claque (Annals Of Opera History)

Back in the early 19th century, "the directors of the Paris Opera saw no reason to leave the success of their performances up to...

Was The Emperor Nero Really So Wicked? Probably Not

Says the curator of a new exhibit on the Roman monarch at the British Museum, "Nero's memory was contested after his death, and that...

Are We Polarized Or Suffering From Propaganda?

"Systemic polarization, as it is usually told, is a basically symmetrical story. Polarization arises from a social dynamic that afflicts almost everybody. The social...

The International Booker Shortlist Is Out

Ready to read? The shortlist for the international prize, which is for a book translated into English in Britain and Ireland, features a couple...

Shakespeare’s Birthday Just Went By, And He Barely Seems Older At All

Charles McNulty on the Bard in 2021: "Shakespeare’s characters keep drawing us back because we want to understand them more fully. They leave us...
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The Fitness Trap

Part of what seems awry with contemporary fitness culture is its artifice, symptomatic of the wrongness of modernity, prior to which, one imagines, real...
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Arts Venues Hoping For Some Of That $16 Billion COVID Relief Hit Glitch

The Small Business Administration oversees the $16 billion portion that will offer grants to concert halls, theaters and museums. But soon after the process...

How Choirs Have Figured Out To Sing Together Again

“It was amazing to be able to sing with my friends again,” said Ian Bass, a seventh grader in the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, a...

A Psychologist Talks About How Art Changes Us

"For me, as a psychologist with a special interest and expertise in the arts, our fascination with art raises two long-standing and fundamental questions,...

Paul Schrader: The End Of The Movie Feature As We Knew It?

"The two-hour format which was so ideally suited to theatrical, we’ve now trained young people for fifteen months not to see that as a...

In Defense Of The Art Of Broadway

"If you live and die at the box office, as does Broadway, you are not rewarded for indulgence or self-involvement. More importantly, you often...

The Mighty Battle Of The Getty Museum Versus The Webbing Clothes Moth

It seems that, in many places, a multitude of vermin took advantage of the lack of traffic in museums during the pandemic to stage...

In Florida, It’s Now A Felony To Damage A Confederate Monument

While the "Combating Public Disorder Act" just signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is most notorious for its provisions aimed at street protests (classifying blocking...

When Right-Wingers Accuse Online Booksellers Of Censorship, They May Have A Point (But Not...

"Unlike the cozy bookstore in your town, online booksellers don't choose each book they're offering. The role of curator — if it exists at...

Bankrupt One Year Ago, Cirque Du Soleil Begins Reopening

"Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, which emerged from Chapter 15 protection after a sale in November, announced on Wednesday that it is restarting four...

Bob Porter, Producer And Broadcaster Who Rescued Jazz History, Dead At 80

"As a record producer guided the reissue of vast swaths of the classic jazz canon, and … as a broadcaster helped build...

Dancer Who Sued Berlin State Ballet For Racial Discrimination Gets Settlement, New Contract

"Chloé Lopes Gomes filed a lawsuit in 2020 against the expiration of her temporary contract. She discriminated against because of the color of...

I Miss Chitchat

In our pandemic world, casual conversation has been all but eliminated. The closest thing I get these days is saying “thank you” to a...

AI Music App Creates Music For You On The Fly, Depending On Your Mood

Endel uses a bunch of data, including your location, weather, time of day and even biometrics to create an individual soundtrack on the fly....