Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Tag: 06.11.21

Running A Theatre From The Kitchen Table During A Pandemic

Marissa Wolf was midway into her first full season as artistic director at Portland Center Stage and had just opened The Curious Incident of...

Marin Alsop Is Proud Of Her Baltimore Symphony Tenure — And Frustrated, Too

"If I had it to do all over again, I would not have tried so hard to move the BSO out of the Ivory...

Revenue From NPR’s Podcasts Just Keeps Rising And Rising

"From 2015 to 2019 US-based National Public Radio saw its podcasting revenue grow ten-fold. Things were tougher last year due to the pandemic, though...

How Did US Public Broadcasting Become The Institution It Is? It Sure Wasn’t Easy

"As self-evident and uncontroversial as the belief in equal access to information sounds within the noncommercial media sector itself, politically the concept always faced...

Queer Cutlets at Judy’s Cafe

Stuck like a plum in a pound cake for a decade at The Philadelphia Inquirer, I wondered where to eat. A colleague knew I...

Naomi Wolf Was Once Highly Influential. How Did She Get So Crazy?

With each subsequent decade, Wolf has injected a little more madness into the cesspool of weird that we sometimes call “the discourse.” - The...

1974: The Year Los Angeles Became A Cultural Powerhouse

Ronald Brownstein, a senior editor at the Atlantic and political analyst for CNN, offers 1974 as a pivotal year in which Los Angeles took...

Sony Writes Off Artists’ Debts

This means that groups and single artists who were still trying to pay back debt - and thus were not eligible for royalties -...

Trying To Replicate An Unexpected, Grand Success

That's what season 2 - and sophomore novels - are all about. Overwhelming numbers for a TV series or book can scare artists off....

The Next Streaming Wars Are Coming

Coming to those who are interested in Spanish-language media, to be a little more precise. Disney, Netflix, and Warner Media, and Univision all have...

Food Travel Shows Desperately Need New Gatekeepers

Take Netflix's new High on the Hog as an example: "The narrative about Black food is often one of resilience—a history of dishes and...

How To Be Everywhere Online

First, meme well (and second, make She Memes Well the title of your memoir). In her new book, comedian and meme power user Quinta...

The Fights Over Robert Indiana’s Estate Come To An End

It's been an expensive and draining series of legal battles. "After three years of courtroom hostilities, the estate of the artist Robert Indiana and...

A Guide To The Pulitzer Prize Books

Northern Hemisphere summer reading plans, here you go. - The New York Times

Netflix’s ‘Selena’ Disrespected The Singer And The Latinx Staff, Writers Say

The story of Selena Quintanilla is quintessentially American - so why did Netflix order it as a Latin American original with a tiny budget...

Juilliard Students Lead Music, Dance-Filled Protests Over Tuition Hikes

After a planned protest in one of the school's buildings, the students "were barred from the Diamond building, and the school told them that...

The New Yorker Union Is Prepared To Strike

The writers, contributors, and freelance editorial workers are prepared to produce a strike issue - or a Labor Peace issue. It all depends on...

A Much, Much Larger Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Is On Its Way

The collection certainly demands a change: "The current facility, which opened in 1997, originally housed a collection of 40 O’Keeffe paintings. The museum had...

Keeping It Real – And Dreamy Too

To make In the Heights work as a movie, the playwright and scriptwriter Quiera Alegría Hudes had to make painful cuts, and so did...

How Binary Thinking Constricts Design

The ways that each culture defines gender norms and structures are unique. Historically, the U.S. enforced a rigid gender binary to support its relentless...

Tania Leon Wins 2021 Pulitzer for Music

The Pulitzer citation describes Stride as “a musical journey full of surprise, with powerful brass and rhythmic motifs that incorporate Black music traditions from...

Goodreads Bug Erases Book Ratings

It’s unknown how many books are affected by the bug. The number of ratings per book lost seem, without any further information, to be...

Planned Film About Jacinda Ardern And Christchurch Mosque Massacre Draws Huge Backlash In New...

The just-announced project They Are Us, to be written and directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol (writer and co-producer of The Truman Show, writer-director...

As Marin Alsop Leaves The Baltimore Symphony, Why Aren’t There More Maestras At Top...

"When she took the position in 2007, she was the first female music director of a top-tier American orchestra. She was, it seemed certain...

Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Late Of North Carolina Symphony, Makes His Way Back From A...

Last summer, back home in Wales after completing his 16-year term in Raleigh, he suffered what turned out to be a three-day stroke that...