Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Tag: 04.30.21

During Covid, Geology Students Still Did Fieldwork – Via Video Game

Two geology professors built a 3D replica of Sardinia, and it worked so well (including providing a vital connection for lonely, isolated students to...

Austin’s Arts Funding Down By A Staggering 93%

"Money for Austin's municipal arts funding comes from the Hotel Occupancy Tax of which the arts receive 15% of the city's allocation. Funding levels...

Juilliard’s “Slavery Saturday”: A Teaching Moment?

"For nearly seven decades, Juilliard has been a byword of rigor in the performing arts, with world-class music and dance divisions. The drama division...

How The Sackler Family Got Its Own Art Storage Gallery At The Metropolitan Museum

" a 600-square-foot gallery-cum-warehouse that Arthur Sackler had commandeered as his personal storage facility, a deal he wrangled by dangling the possibility of eventually...

Saudi Arabia’s $15 Billion Scheme To Create A Global Cultural Capital Almost From Scratch

The site for the project is AlUla, a historical site with ancient rock-hewn buildings similar to those in Petra, Jordan. The plan is for...

Layoffs Hit US’s Largest Public Radio Station

New York Public Radio, which includes news-talk outlets WNYC AM and FM and classical station WQXR as well as a podcast production unit and...

Music Festivals In The UK Say They’ll Have To Cancel Without Government Help

The main problem is an inability to get coronavirus cancellation insurance (perhaps understandable at this point). - BBC

Returning Moviegoers Are Ready For More

After being stuck at home, without movie cinemas, for well over a year, it's time to break out the big bucks for all of...

Seven Stories Press Runs Indie Risks, Reaps A Nobel Prize Winner

Running an independent press isn't easy in an era of consolidation - and in a pandemic. Seven Stories' editor-in-chief: "As a business the time...

The NY Phil Goes Traveling, In A Shipping Container

Last year it was a Ford F-250 pickup truck that saved the day, and the audiences around the city. "Bandwagon 2 will trade in...

Motherhood Can Be Radical

Just ask Adrienne Rich. "Rich’s predicament, as a mother who was also an artist, remains a predicament today. And what she did with that...

MoMA Blocks Demonstrators From Entering Museum

"'We want to take over these institutions; they do not belong to the oligarchs,' Amin Husain, one of the demonstration’s organizers, told a crowd...

The Grim, Open Secret Of College Bone Collections

In recent weeks, revelations that both Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania used the bones of teenaged victims of the city of Philadelphia's bombing...

Eli Broad, Who Spent Billions To Reshape Los Angeles’ Art, Architecture, And Education, 87

Broad, whose money came from homebuilding and insurance empires, truly changed L.A. "Dogged, determined and often unyielding, he helped push and prod majestic institutions...

Canada Post Issues Two Commemorative Stamps Honoring Dancers

"Each Permanent domestic stamp, designed by Stéphane Huot, features a dynamic image of its subject in performance. Karen Kain almost breaches the borders of...

LA Dance Studios Struggle To Survive

"Some factors that helped the studio persevere? A landlord who is postponing the studio’s $22,000 monthly rent payments, PPP loans totaling more than $110,000,...

Amazon Earnings Soar, Streaming Up 70 Percent

Video streaming — sometimes a throwaway in the company’s earnings announcements — was this time a centerpiece. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who is...

The Expert Problem — What We Need To Trust Science

"Complete rejection of expertise not only makes little epistemic sense (for there is no doubt that expertise exists); the complexities of the modern state...

Why Publishing Consolidation Suggests A Bleak Future For Books

“Canadian authors will have fewer houses to present their manuscripts to,” explained executive director Kate Edwards. “A culture of ‘blockbuster’ publishing will become more...

Machines Are Getting Pretty Damn Good At Writing

In July of 2019, Microsoft invested a billion dollars, which allowed OpenAI to create a supercomputer with two hundred and eighty-five thousand C.P.U. cores,...