The items once belonged to the extinct Calusa tribe, which lived on the island between 700 and 1200 AD. Archaeologists have long suspected that the area was rife with historical artifacts, but the excavation of public land is illegal and wouldn’t have been approved by the local government.
“The results are startling. You may feel as though you’ll bump your head into the paintings, whose surfaces seem palpably close as you lean in to get a closer look – closer than you might in real life. Even the frames are stunningly 3-D.”
“I get feedback along three themes,” said Brian Newhouse, when asked why MPR continues to do these live broadcasts. “First is the person from Warroad, who says they’ll never be able to get to downtown Minneapolis. Second is the listener who says they attend the concert on Saturday night but love to hear the interviews with artists and the inside information they pick up on the Friday broadcast. “The third is the person who says, ‘I listen on Friday night to see if I want to go on Saturday.’ ”
“Actors often incur significant expenses such as transportation costs when they audition or work out of town. Actors routinely pay for advertising materials like headshots and website hosting. There are many other costs to working on the stage, including commissions to agents. Itemized deductions help level the playing field for workers like actors who are required to spend a large portion of their income on business expenses. Eliminating Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions would be devastating to tens of thousands of our members by lowering their incomes and raising their taxes.”
The case was brought by a freelance photographer against several publications, including Yahoo! Sports and the Boston Herald, for embedding a third-party tweet that included his photograph of star quarterback Tom Brady. As Krista L. Cox, an intellectual property attorney for various nonprofits, writes, “What if every time you provided a link, you had to worry that you might be sued for copyright infringement? … It would destroy the way we communicate today, including interactions on social media platforms.”
While content and meaning are obviously valuable, they come second to emotion and execution. First, the book has to be picked up. If the design does not get you there, the fact that the cover may perfectly encapsulate the text is irrelevant. It’s what the cover feels like that matters.
The audience laughed and cheered. It was an odd feeling sitting in that concert hall with a press ticket in my pocket and knowing that nearly everybody around me was laughing at a critic’s alleged narrow-mindedness. (Aside: Is something bad but historically “relevant” worth performing?)
“BSO founder Henry Lee Higginson poured all of his soul and much of his fortune into seeing the orchestra flourish. But his ambition for it to rival the best European orchestras remained out of reach until he lured the German Kaiser’s favorite conductor to Boston” in 1912. Five years on, no less than Teddy Roosevelt declared, “Muck ought not to be allowed at large in this country!”
Peter Dobrin: “The good news is our Facebook news feeds have made it nearly impossible to ignore injustice. The bad news is injustice is inexhaustible, and we are not. So turning it off and looking for escape in the theater, gallery, library reading room, or concert hall has greater appeal than ever. The best news of all, though, is that sitting in the presence of art is both escape and an act of confrontation with the barbarians, however you might define them.”
“[Her] causes ranged from people with AIDS to the Museum of Modern Art and the 92nd Street Y” – not to mention the school of the arts at NYU and the Central Park Zoo.
“Good libraries hold several millions of books: even if we read a book a day, we would read only 365 a year, around 3,600 in ten years, and between the ages of ten and eighty we’ll have read only 25,200. A trifle. On the other hand, any Italian who’s had a good secondary education knows perfectly well that they can participate in a discussion, let’s say, on Matteo Bandello, Francesco Guicciardini, Matteo Boiardo, on the tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri, or on Ippolito Nievo’s Confessions of an Italian, knowing only the name and something about the critical context, but without ever having read a word.”
A Hum protest is visually striking: Up to several dozen RAR supporters position themselves alongside the professor and quietly hold signs reading “We demand space for students of color,” “We cannot be erased,” “Fuck Hum 110,” “Stop silencing black and brown voices; the rest of society is already standing on their necks,” and so on. The signs are often accompanied by photos of black Americans killed by police.
Also, can there be such a thing during a time of tenuous and not at all secure employment, if employment there is at all? “Mid-career generally seems to refer to someone who has spent a good number of years pursuing their vocation following their formal studies, but is not yet approaching old age and retirement. This can be a somewhat confusing designation for many of us.”
A bike tangles with a pedestrian – and the pedestrian, the food writer, gets a concussion. “Given that I’d never lost consciousness or suffered any memory impairment, I had unilaterally decided that the injury would be nothing more than a story with which to regale friends and acquaintances at future cocktail parties. Apparently, this memo never made it to certain parts of my cranium.”
In one seminar at The University of Texas at El Paso’s MFA program, where at least 12 of the 20 students are native Spanish speakers, “Many of the students around the table comment in Spanish, sometimes switching languages to highlight a point for the native English speakers. Ms. Cote-Botero hangs back, periodically interjecting in either language. A student from Mexico City consults another from Las Vegas on a passage in Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, occasionally glancing at Google Translate on a laptop.”
It finished the season in the black to the tune of $7,123. The period orchestra also reported a record-breaking year in donations, with more than 1,000 members and donors giving more than $975,000: a 63 per cent increase over the previous record set during the 2015/16 season.
Not so long ago, Moran’s eclectic, adventurous approach to jazz would have placed him well outside the aesthetic boundaries of Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts . But in the past few years, the big white box on the Potomac has opened its venues to jazz in tandem with skateboarders, stand-up comics, dancers, painters and rappers. This redefining of what it means to be the “national cultural center” is, to a large extent, the doing of Jason Moran.
“Thomas Hynes’s We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night, described in a release from the Canada Council as a portrait of a man’s hilarious yet disturbing journey from St. John’s to Vancouver, is the winner of the English fiction category. Richard Harrison’s On Not Losing my Father’s Ashes in the Flood took home the top poetry prize, Hiro Kanagawa’s Indian Arm was the winner under the drama genre and The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State by Graeme Wood was the pick for non-fiction.”
“Our declinist age is noteworthy in one important way. It’s not just the Westerns who are in trouble; thanks to globalisation, it’s the Resterners too. In fact, we are all, as a species, in this mess; our world supply chains and climate change have ensured that we are poised before a sixth mass extinction together. We should worry less about our lifestyle and more about life itself.”
“The past few decades of work in the cognitive sciences of music have demonstrated with increasing persuasiveness that the human capacity for music is not cordoned off from the rest of the mind. On the contrary, music perception is deeply interwoven with other perceptual systems, making music less a matter of notes, the province of theorists and professional musicians, and more a matter of fundamental human experience.”
People of a certain age will remember her from Hollywood Squares; those slightly older know her from The Dick van Dyke Show, where she played a TV writer who kept right up with her male colleagues. But she had her own 15-minute national radio show when she was a toddler and did her first national vaudeville tour at 7 – and she’s still doing voice-over work today. Also, as she tells Rachel Symes, she told off a Hollywood sexual harasser back in the 1950s (and suffered some consequences).
“‘It’s a confirmation of sorts when the old pieces live,’ she says. ‘Back in 1973, people gave me flak because that work didn’t look classical enough. I said, ‘This may not be your version of ballet but ‘classical’ is simply what survives.'”
“Financial documents and interviews reveal a tangled relationship between the nonprofit museum; Hobby Lobby and its owners, the conservative-Christian Green family; and the National Christian Foundation, a donor-advised fund that supports key soldiers in the national battle for conservative Christian values. … The murky ties between the three entities have attracted the attention of museum and nonprofit experts who have expressed concern about the project’s political agenda, potential conflicts of interest and compliance with tax laws.”
“It is the question hovering over the weeklong festival that opened on Saturday in the ancient walled city of Pingyao: Can you create and showcase independent films in a country that frowns on independence, much less dissent?”
“After the bottom dropped out of local authority arts funding, those in charge of the purse strings at arts organisations naturally looked elsewhere for support. … But trusts and foundations have consistently stressed that they cannot – and will not – become a substitute for lost local authority funding. … What impact has this tension had on the sorts of projects that receive funding through trusts and foundations in recent years? Representatives from [three foundations] provided more insight.”
The director of marketing and sales at Sadler’s Wells writes about how the theatre was losing tens of thousands of pounds in income due to discounts that had become too successful – and how it fixed that problem without alienating members and other ticket-buyers.
What Can Augmented Reality Do For Museums?
I tend to me a bit skeptical about the use of technology in museums. But on a recent visit to Denver, I stopped in at the Clyfford Still Museum to see Still & Art,which puts augmented reality to an interesting use. … read more
AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2017-11-02
Berkshire Bombshells: Revelations in the Attorney General’s Berkshire Museum Brief
In consigning its collection’s 40 highest-valued artworks to Sotheby’s, the Berkshire Museum tried to pull a fast one. That’s not gonna wash. In a nutshell, that’s the position taken by the Massachusetts Attorney General in … read more
AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2017-11-02
The layoff notices anticipate the sale of the entire college next spring to an undisclosed buyer, or the school’s potential closure. The potential buyer is described publicly only as an Asian corporation that runs for-profit K-12 schools. The buyer has no accreditation in higher education.
“Collins Dictionary’s lexicographers, who monitor the 4.5bn-word Collins corpus, said that usage of the term had increased by 365% since 2016. The phrase, often capitalised, is frequently a feature of Donald Trump’s rhetoric.” (Can you guess it?)