Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Tag: 05.31.21

2,000-Year-Old Roman Building Discovered On Israeli Coast

"Located just a few meters from the seashore , the structure, a public building" — known then as a basilica (not to be confused...

A Dissident Cuban Artist Is Released From Hospital

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara "is the leader of the San Isidro protest movement (MSI) of artists and intellectuals pressing for free speech and other rights"...

Confusion And Upheaval At New Zealand Opera As One-Third Of Board Resigns

Three members of the national company's governing body (reportedly the three with the most experience with and connections within the industry) stepped down in...

How Wrens Coordinate Their Intricately Interlocking Songs

"A team of researchers studying brain activity of singing male and female plain-tailed wrens has discovered that the species synchronizes their frenetically paced duets,...

Running The Rodgers And Hammerstein Organization For 40 Years (What A Job!)

"As new ways of making money from The Sound of Music and the rest presented themselves, the job of advising the heirs and maintaining...

In England, An Attempt To Redefine Culture

For Leeds 2023, the festival's creative director says they'll try to "let culture loose" to reach everyone in the city during their year. Lyn...

What Brain-Computer Interfaces Will Do To Our Ideas Of Free Will

You can already see a divide in the literature - positive stories about people with ALS or locked-in syndrome learning to use neural transmitters...

Clint Eastwood Is 91, And He’s Directed 17 Films Just Since He Turned 70

And those 17 movies — which include no less than Mystic River (with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins), Million Dollar Baby (Hilary Swank), and...

Mexico Forcibly Halts Illegal Construction Next To Teotihuacán

" sent in 250 National Guard troops and 60 police officers Monday to seize land next to the pre-Hispanic ruins of Teotihuacán where authorities...

Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, And Even Assault, Rock English Drama Schools

"Former pupils have raised allegations including how tutors have 'grabbed' female students' breasts, made sexual comments about their bodies and pressurised them to remove...

The 106-Year-Old Dancer Who Hates The Word Old

Eileen Kramer still dances every day. And she also "writes a story a day from her Sydney aged-care facility, publishes books and has entered...

Mary Beard: Ancient Rome Never Disappoints

The Cambridge classics professor (and Twitter, TV, and book star) says that our desire to compare the U.S. to ancient Rome is normal -...

The Prado Is Taking Its Art To The Streets

In replica form, that is. "Exact replicas of masterpieces from the Prado museum, including paintings by Goya, El Greco, and Fra Angelico, have been installed...

The Science Of Pleasure

It goes way - way - beyond dopamine. "You could say that dopamine is to happiness what petrol is to a car; it’s an...

Oh, Great — Now Going Back To Movie Theaters Will Become Part Of The...

Owen Gleiberman: "To go or not to go? To believe in the primacy of the communal, cathartic big-screen experience or to see it as...

There Is No Such Thing As Renaissance Philosophy

The facts just don't bear it out. "It’s questionable that there ever really was a ‘movement’ other than in the mind of 19th- and...

Raimund Hoghe, Who Created Dances For His Own Nonnormative Body, Dead At 72

Five feet tall and born with a curved spine, he was a young journalist interviewing Pina Bausch when she asked him to work with...

These Unpublished Charles Schultz Cartoons Are About (!!) Adults

Here's the story of a set of seven comic strips, called "the Hagemeyer strips" after their main character, set in an office, with protagonists...

At 4,300 Years, This May The World’s Oldest War Memorial

"A huge burial mound holding the corpses of at least 30 warriors in Syria could be the oldest war memorial ever discovered, dating back...

These Protesters Faced Down The Colombian Cops By Voguing

As a crowd marched in Bogotá against poverty and police violence, three twenty-something queer folks whose dance video had gone viral a couple of...

Los Angeles Is The United States’ Largest City-State

Or else it's something else. But it's no mere city. "Los Angeles fits the city-state frame well, certainly better than it does a lot...

Swiss Ballet School Fires Director And Manager, Suspends All Classes

An investigation reveals psychological abuse, abuse of power, nepotism, and "serious pedagogical dysfunctions" at the Rudra Béjart School, "leading the Board to terminate the...

Hollywood Producers Want A Union, Too

Can a producers' union ever work in the biz? They need it. "More than 100 feature film producers ... recently ratified the constitution for a...

Why A Photographer Asked Her Subjects To Pose In Victorian Dress

Zimbabwe-based photographer Tamary Kudita has her contemporary subjects pose in Victorian outfits - often made with contemporary fabric, by designers - to show links between...

How Eataly Has Changed Our Understanding Of Italian Food

Eataly is not actually Italy, despite the advertising tagline. "Eataly celebrates agricultural life, but its urban stores feel miles away from a rural idyll....