“A former dancer and once rising star of Ballet San Antonio remains in jail accused of sexual assault after he was found not guilty recently of a different sexual assault charge. In both cases, Hugo Ihosvany Rodriguez, 27, was accused by female dancers in the ballet company.”
A ballerina who contended with anorexia nervosa for years, Anais Garcia, who is just over five feet tall, has reached 105 pounds, a safer weight than the 79 pounds of a year ago. In her gray turtleneck sweater and casual black leggings, her extreme thinness remains apparent. “For the past five years, I’ve done nothing but hate and try to disown my body,” she says.
Limpopo-born musician King Monada’s hit song Malwedhe, which means “illness” in the Bolobedu dialect of the Sepedi language, has inspired a dance unlike anything we’ve seen before. The dance sees fans falling to the ground at the chorus and words: ke na le bolwedhe bao idibala (I have an illness of fainting).
Today’s understanding of feedback has reversed those terms. Positive ratings are a kind of holy grail on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, and negative reviews can sink a burgeoning small business or mom-and-pop restaurant. That shift has created a misunderstanding about how feedback works. The original structure of the loop’s information regulation has been lost.
I don’t often post video of people talking. The best way to understand music is to listen — often — intensively — with concentration — without preconceptions. Today, we have a departure from the Rifftides policy of letting the music speak for itself.
Those visitors were dominated by foreign tourists, with more than 60 percent from other countries — topped by India, along with Germany, China, England, the United States and France, according to the new museum. The crowd figures are still small in comparison to the flagship Louvre in Paris, which is lending its brand through a 30-year government accord between the United Arab Emirates and France.
Schnabel, who has a new “course correction” movie (not a biopic, or something) about Van Gogh: “I didn’t think he was failed artist. He was doing exactly what he wanted to do, and success is not measured by sales or money. The reward is making the work, not other people agreeing with you.”
Nope. It’s books in translation. Why? Maybe the internet, or cell phones, or something entirely different – but the National Book Foundation is about to add a National Book Award for Translated Literature, the first new prize for the National Book Awards in more than 20 years.
In 1974, Rabin organized a show of dissident artists that was broken up by dump trucks and bulldozers – and that caused an international backlash. “In 1978 officials encouraged him to make a trip to Paris; while he was there they stripped him of his citizenship. He lived in Paris the rest of his life, even though he became celebrated in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
As the painter approaches the end of her working life, her family keeps her enterprise afloat – and now seems the right time for it. “The horror of her work, unfashionable for so long due to its painterly naturalism, seems appropriate now, as truths about the female experience are being peeled back, and a return to figurative painting has seen artists use the body to discuss, among other things, the sexist politics of art.”
Under Lynne Meadow, who has been artistic director since 1972, MTC has won 23 Tonys and seven Pulitzer Prizes; produced off and on Broadway; and supported writers from Lanford Wilson to Stephen Adley Guirgis.
Dirk Hannema, who was the top museum official in the Nazi shadow government, helped the Nazis by buying art from a “clearinghouse” the Nazis set up. The info isn’t new, but “the details of his collaboration are being revisited these days as part of a sweeping review by Dutch museums of their war-era record.”
On the one side, German Playboy and its interview with Morricone. On the other, Morricone, who says he didn’t even give German Playboy an interview. What the heck is going on?
Whew, not easy. After all, Fluxus is humorous but serious, and how does an anti-opera opera play out on Stage 23 at Sony Pictures Studio, anyway? (A lot of people walk out, of course.)