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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Nielsen Will Begin To Track Diversity Alongside Ratings Numbers by Artsjournal

The initiative combines entertainment metadata with Nielsen’s audience measurement data. It’s designed to equip content creators, owners, distributors and advertisers with data around on…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM
Friday, February 19, 2021

London’s Frieze Fair Will Rent Its Space For Pop-Up Galleries by Artsjournal

The art fair leased a pair of converted townhouses in December last year, and it has now revealed that they will open as a new hub for international galleries to rent out for short periods,…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Met Museum Director Defends Deaccessioning To Pay Expenses by Artsjournal

“The Met has a responsibility to our field and our global community,” Max Hollein says in a long statement posted today on the Met’s website. But, declaring a “historic crisis” for…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Book Sales Are Up 20 Percent In Australia. And Book Subscriptions Are Booming by Artsjournal

Among the winners of this literary resurgence is a micro-industry: book subscription services, which curate a selection for you and deliver them to your home. In an era of information overlo…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Finally, The Obama Presidential Center Is Underway by Artsjournal

“This month, in the wake of an appeals court decision favorable to the city and the recent completion of federal reviews, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the Obama Presidential Center,…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Why “Noisy” Brains Are So Attractive (And More Difficult) by Artsjournal

“The use of antidepressants has inadvertently left many of us less able to feel empathy toward others, laugh, cry, dream, and enjoy life just when we need those things the most: in the mid…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

The Real Failures Of Our Cultural Policies by Artsjournal

“The hidden costs of socially engaged arts practice is inextricably connected to the crisis of social care and service provision. It is also a result of the unwillingness of commissioners …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

How Hollywood Has Shaped Our Views Of The Presidency by Artsjournal

When the idea and the office of the president was regarded with a sort of reverence, presidential representations were more heroic, historian Dean J. Kotlowski writes, pointing to the “sch…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Consider The Ushers… by Artsjournal

Usher is a variant of the French huisier, from the Latin ostiarius, a custodian of the doors. The role comes from early modern theater, where Randle Cotgrave’s 1611 dictionary also has the…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Breakthrough: Scientists Figure Out How To Talk To Dreamers In Their Sleep by Artsjournal

An international team of researchers was able to achieve real-time dialogues with people in the midst of lucid dreams, a phenomenon that is called “interactive dreaming,” according to a …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

American Shakespeare Center Loses Director, Will Be Actor-led by Artsjournal

Ethan McSweeny has served as artistic director of the American Shakespeare Center since 2018. He announced his resignation effective Feb. 11, 2021. – Washington Post

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

When Anthony Haden-Guest Met The Christos by Artsjournal

It was during the Running Fence project that Christo and Jeanne-Claude took me to meet the Charles Schulz, the late creator of Peanuts, who had a home in the county capital, Santa Rosa.…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Why Are So Many Writers Having Difficulty Writing During COVID? by Artsjournal

“The problem with writing is it’s just another screen, and that’s all there is … I can’t connect with my imagination. I can’t connect with any creativity. My whole brain is tied …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM

Cancellation Of New London Concert Hall Adds To UK Musicians’ Woes by Artsjournal

“It’s a further confirmation of the parochialization of British music and the arts,” said Jasper Parrott, a co-founder of HarrisonParrott, a classical music agency, in a telephone inte…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06PM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Now: Better Theatre Than Yesterday by Artsjournal

“This present moment places us in an exciting crossroad between former traditions and the emergence of technical and multi-platformed storytelling. I do not believe we are in a purgatory u…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 03:32PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Technical Director, NFA Virtual Convention 2021 by Artsjournal

The Technical Director is responsible for all aspects of operations and implementation for the 4-day NFA Virtual Convention, Aug. 12-15, 2021.

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:12PM

San Francisco Opera To Return To The Stage With Drive-In Opera by Artsjournal

“There is a certain visceral quality about being in the same location together and experiencing art. I’m giddy with anticipation at the thought of reconnecting with that important part o…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:06PM

Now We Know What New Orleans Without Mardi Gras Music Is by Artsjournal

His city—our cities—aren’t empty now. They’re just pretty much shut down. There’s a social media campaign attached to the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s new outreach efforts, a…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:06PM

Struggling With The Meaning Of Cultural Appropriation by Artsjournal

“Your poem was meant to be a complex double portrait of both the Black caregiver and your white grandmother, and the racist logic and history that bound them both. Did you, a young white p…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:06PM

Can Historians Be Traumatized By What They Study? by Artsjournal

“The phenomenon of the historian traumatized by history remains unstudied and is not widely known. Yet anyone who has documented depravity knows the symptoms. After writing a book on the A…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:06PM

Study: Are “Minor” Literatures More Nationalistic? by Artsjournal

“Our data consists of digital editions of 200 works of prize-winning fiction, divided into four subcorpora of equal size: U.S.-American, French, German, and a collection of novels drawn fr…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:06PM

YouTube Chief Talks About What’s Next, Misinformation, And New Features by Artsjournal

YouTube is planning an official rollout for “Applause,” a feature—already in testing—that lets viewers make cash payments to their favorite creators by initiating an on-screen clappi…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:06PM

AI Researchers Are Increasingly Worried About The Ethical Implications Of Their Work by Artsjournal

Just as some computer scientists seem oblivious to ethical concerns, others appear to be trigger-happy with their moral outrage. – The New Yorker

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Indianapolis Museum Staff Demand CEO Resign Over Job Posting by Artsjournal

A group of 85 Newfields employees and members of the Board of Governors released a public letter Tuesday that calls for president Charles Venable to step down after the arts campus apologi…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:42PM

How Bang On A Can Changed Contemporary Music by Artsjournal

These days, Bang is a sprawling artistic conglomerate, with an annual budget of $2 million to $2.5 million, a dedicated record label, a virtuoso chamber ensemble (the Bang on a Can All-Stars…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:42PM

Martin Scorsese: How Streaming Is Killing The Movie Art by Artsjournal

Scorsese acknowledges streamers benefit his career (without Netflix there would be no “The Irishman,” and without Apple there would be no “Killers of the Flower Moon” on the way), bu…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:42PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Music Critic Peter G. Davis, 84 by Artsjournal

He was longtime critic for New York Magazine. Peter was best known as an authority on opera — his 1997 book The American Opera Singer is an essential work — but he covered every form of …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:54PM

To Understand The Problems With Big Tech Platforms We Need To Understand What’s At Risk by Artsjournal

Harvesting data at scale makes us collectively vulnerable in ways that go beyond breaches of individual privacy. This is a new and nasty problem: even when individual rights are formally con…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:54PM

How A Bad Joke Ended Up In Canada’s Top Court by Artsjournal

Comedian Mike Ward made a bad joke about a teenager with a disability back in 2010. The victim sued and the case is now in the Supreme Court. Many comedians are supporting Ward. “The suppo…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:54PM

Documentary: Could It Be Years Before Big Music Festivals Return? by Artsjournal

“If, like me, you happened to watch the documentary mere hours after hearing that statement, the Glastonbury scene took on a whole different kind of emotional meaning. All of a sudden, it …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:54PM

Everyone’s Pivoting – Here’s What’s Relevant To Classical Music by Artsjournal

According to Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, there are ten different kinds of pivots. At least six out of them are relevant to classical music. – Ludwig Van

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:54PM

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