Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Tag: 06.02.21

The Purpose Of Scientific Papers?

It’s enough for them to draw attention to an idea that is worth pursuing further—and an idea need not be true, well-justified given all...

The Truck Is One Of India’s Great Art Media

"Most drivers are on the road for weeks, sometimes months at a stretch, living a nomadic life and often sleeping and eating in their...

Study: The Size Of Your Eyes’ Pupils Correlates With Intelligence

Now work conducted in our laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that baseline pupil size is closely related to individual differences in...

Escaping The ‘Teen On Disney’ Trap

Olivia Rodrigo has figured out something that few have before her. There's" a shift within the Disney sphere, which has apparently evolved enough to...

Bothsidesism Leads To Offensively Inoffensive Opera

See: Bartlett Sher's Oslo and his Elisir."It’s rare that history colors a human experience without applying a layer—even a thin layer—to the whole surface."...

Just Chill, And Enjoy Being An Amateur

If you want to be healthier and happier, that is. "Can’t we stop succeeding for just one moment? Cease trying to be exceptional at...

Greece Will Improve Access To The Acropolis

There's an argument raging in some circles about a new concrete walkway at the monument - but the culture ministry is not backing down....

Drainage Workers In Malta Uncover A 2300-Year-Old Tomb

An archaeologist noticed small cuts in an ancient wall - and the reward was a tomb that was used from the 4th to the...

Conservative Publishers Are Finding ‘Ice Cold’ Market For Books Trashing Joe Biden

"Authors have little interest in writing them, editors have little interest in publishing them, and — though the hypothesis has yet to be tested...

Hong Kong’s State Broadcaster Forbidden To Report Political News

"'We were informed that no political story is allowed,' says Emily*, an RTHK employee who, along with others interviewed for this article, asked for...

Women’s Interests In Gaming May Finally Become Mainstream

Billions of dollars are on the table for an industry that has historically been not just hostile but actively damaging to girls and women...

Supply Chain Shortages Are Costing Hollywood A Bundle

Constructing sets has become wildly more expensive: "A sheet of plywood was $20 or $30 in recent years but is now roughly three times...

When Xerox And ‘101 Dalmatians’ Saved Disney’s Animation Studio

Up through Disney's previous animated feature, Sleeping Beauty, each cell in a film had to be traced and copied by hand, often more than...

Broadway Theatre Owner Cited In Stagehand’s Death

The citations from the federal government's Occupational Safety and Health Administration were issued to the Shubert Organization for the Winter Garden Theater "six months...

Queering Flamenco (Which Could Really Use It)

"When the journalist and filmmaker Ana González was growing up near Madrid, in the nineteen-nineties, flamenco seemed both ubiquitous and retrograde. For González, this...

The Complicated Legacy Of Betty Crocker

This single cookbook defined American womanhood, but there were a few issues. For one thing, Betty Crocker wasn't a person. - LitHub

Some Performance Venues Are Having Way Too Hard A Time Getting Federal Relief Money

"As the emails finally started arriving late last week, some business owners got the good news they had been long awaiting: They would be...

Investment Funds Are Obsessed With Old Rock And Pop Songs – Why?

It's not because they'll live forever; think of the precipitous decline of Elvis' music and memorabilia. It's because they're hot right now and for...

George Beasley, Dead At 89, Built A US Radio Empire

He started in 1961 with one AM station, which he ran while working as a high school principal, in small-town North Carolina. Sixty years...

Now Netflix Wants To Move Into Video Games

" has been approaching senior game industry executives about joining it to lead the creation of a subscription games service, according to reports. …...

‘Why Should The Best Show People Somehow Keep Making The Dullest, Tackiest Hodgepodge Of...

"Even when not being manipulated by moneybags, the awards have regularly represented Broadway as a neurotic mess: defensive about its marginality, embarrassed by its...

As Pandemic Lifts, US Museums Are In Less Dire Shape Than Feared

"A year ago, the outlook for U.S. museums appeared grim: a July 2020 survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) found that...

JoAnn Falletta’s Successor At Virginia Symphony Is Eric Jacobsen Of The Knights And Brooklyn...

The 38-year-old conductor and cellist is also music director of the Orlando Philharmonic and the Greater Bridgeport (Ct.) Symphony, but he's best known in...

Dan Frank, Brave And Influential Chief Editor Of Pantheon Books, Dead At 67

He shepherded the work of a remarkable group of authors ranging from Cormac McCarthy to Jill Lepore to Oliver Sacks and beyond. Perhaps his...

International Booker Prize Goes To David Diop’s ‘At Night All Blood Is Black’

"Diop, the author of two novels, and his translator Anna Moschovakis, split the £50,000 annual prize, which goes to the best author and translator...