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Monday, December 2, 2019

Artist Agnes Denes Still Has Hope That Humanity Can Change, And Alleviate Climate Change by Artsjournal2

Denes, who has a new show up at the (oft-maligned) Hudson Shed, says that “Environmental art spreads like wildfire and now everybody wants to partake in its production. It’s okay, but do…

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It’s Been 20 Years Since Britain’s Millennium Dome Was A Big Bust by Artsjournal2

Do you remember ‘Cool Britannia’? If you don’t, or if the idea makes you cringe, that might partly be because of the PR disaster of the Millennium Dome’s opening night. “For a gove…

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People Who Make Moral Claims In Public Are Not, For The Most Part, Merely Signalling That They’re Virtuous by Artsjournal2

In other words, there’s little hypocrisy to be seen – and the accusation of “virtue signalling” itself might be a signal from those who make the accusation to like-minded others. Tha…

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Is Martin Scorsese’s Irishman Killing The Box Office? by Artsjournal2

Was it Scorsese on Netflix? Just Netflix in general – and Disney Plus, and Hulu, and and and? Or the weather? Whatever it was, the Thanksgiving box office took a sharp hit this year. – T…

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Accidentally Becoming The Real-Life Mrs. Maisel by Artsjournal2

When a woman in a close-knit Jewish family gets divorced and moves in with her parents, her friends tell her she’s just like Mrs. Maisel. But she’s no comedian, she thinks. And then the …

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The First Gay Dance Company In Cambodia [VIDEO] by Artsjournal2

Khmer dance has ancient Buddhist, Hindu, and animist roots – and though it’s mostly performed by all female groups today, it used to be performed both by men and by women. Now, Prumsodun…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Does Venice Have A Future? by Artsjournal2

Yes, the water’s up, but the population is also dropping fast. “In the central Castello District, master artisan Paolo Brandolisio — one of only four remaining makers of oars and oar p…

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In Kodiak, Alaska, Fed-Up Residents Open Their Own Bookstore by Artsjournal2

Since the last bookstore closed, people in the town on Kodiak Island have had to use thrift stores and online purchases for their books. But two residents who moved back home to care for ill…

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The Kehinde Wiley Statue In Times Square Has Given Security Officers A Lot Of Extra Emotional Labor by Artsjournal2

As the monument “Rumors of War” prepares to leave Times Square for its permanent home in Richmond, some security officers talk about their time as special “art ambassadors” slash sec…

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Why Do Music Fans Want ‘Constant Content’ From Singers Even After The Musicians Are Dead? by Artsjournal2

It’s generational, really: “The old consensus decreed that in order to build a respectable legacy, an estate should protect what the artist had already put out and be discerning with any…

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Has Anything Truly Changed For Women Since The Shockingly Subversive Novel ‘In The Cut’? by Artsjournal2

As In the Cut is reissued, “What is more shocking about the book in 2019 than 1995 … is not the violence, or the fact of a woman having sexual desire, but how little else has changed –…

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time To Dig Into The Economic Push Behind Media Gift Guides by Artsjournal2

To be blunt, well, ugh: “Beyond the curious clicks they draw, gift guides often allow publishers to sell outright sponsorships or subtly blend content and commerce through back-end deals w…

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An Actor Afraid Of Singing And Dancing? by Artsjournal2

Well, no time to confront those fears like filming a Noah Bambach movie, of course. Julie Hagerty has been in everything from Airplane to Lost In America (and a whole lot more), but it was n…

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Marion McClinton, Vital Interpreter Of August Wilson, Has Died At 65 by Artsjournal2

McClinton, who was mourned on actors’ Instagram feeds and Twitter posts as soon as word spread that he had passed, was “a noted director who was a favorite of the playwright August Wilso…

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Marilyn Yalom, Who Wrote About The History Of The Breast And The History Of Wives, Has Died At 87 by Artsjournal2

Yalom, who was a professor of French at Stanford before she segued into writing history books for a wider audience, admired the salons of the 18th century in France and ran one of her own in…

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Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale Once Wanted To Be Mayor Of Portland, But Rally Music ‘Really Sucked’ by Artsjournal2

Because of the music, Lauderdale “had become the de facto social director of Portland’s underground political scene, staging rallies, parties and functions at coffeehouses, private homes…

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On The One Hand, Instagram Brings Ballet To The Masses by Artsjournal2

And on the other hand, dancers really have to keep their feeds up to become big stars. It’s a responsibility far away from the rehearsal studio. – The Observer (NY).

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A Decade After ‘The L Word’ Ended, It Returns To Get More Things Right This Time by Artsjournal2

Lesbians, the producers of The L Word thought after the show ended its run in 2009, would become more omnipresent in mainstream U.S. culture. Maybe true, but no queer women’s ensemble show…

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What Does Music Mean? by Artsjournal2

In Portland, Oregon ArtsWatch’s Matthew Neil Andrews is writing a series about classical music and meaning. For instance: We know music can help people process trauma (think of the Boston …

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The Latin Dictionary That’s Been Underway For 125 Years And Isn’t Finished Yet by Artsjournal2

German researchers started working on this new dictionary in the 1890s, thinking it would take 10-15 years of work. But “the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (T.L.L.) has seen the fall of an empi…

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As Fines Head To The Scrap Heap, Libraries Tear Down (Self-Inflicted) Barriers For Low-Income Patrons by Artsjournal2

Fines probably seemed like a great idea at the time – an encouragement for children (and adults) to keep track of time, keep track of library books and DVDs, and go back into the library t…

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Ski Architecture That’s Meant To Be Egalitarian And Perhaps Has Aged Better Than It Began by Artsjournal2

One of the ideas of Les Arcs was to make skiing holidays easier and more affordable for French holidaygoers. “This huge block of holiday apartments is cantilevered into the hillside, one s…

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Climate Change Christmas At The Tate by Artsjournal2

And a very merry apocalypse to you too. Artist Anne Hardy got the Tate Britain commission this year, and she says she worked back from the Winter Solstice, “creating what could be a ransac…

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What’s Happening On Broadway After Dark by Artsjournal2

Broadway is … people, of course, and despite how touristy some of the shows can get, “there’s still a weird, gritty New York patina in there somewhere,” says one of four photographer…

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The Boundary-Pushing Artwork Of 93-Year-Old Artist Zilla Sanchez by Artsjournal2

The Cuban artist has been making important work first in Cuba and then in Puerto Rico for decades. “But outside the Caribbean archipelago, she has been largely ignored. Until the mid-80s, …

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Aleshea Harris Is A Young Playwright Fiercely Confronting U.S. Audiences On Race, History, And Power by Artsjournal2

Playwright Aleshea Harris, who won the Obie Award in 2018 for Is God Is, “is part of a vanguard of young, African American playwrights boring into questions of race and history through hum…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

George Eliot Was A Translator As Well As A Novelist – And That Profoundly Affected Her Fiction by Artsjournal2

Eliot’s work on Spinoza’s Ethics, one scholar says, “was the last thing she did before she wrote her stories and became George Eliot. A large part of Spinoza’s Ethics gives this ins…

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Has Instagram Killed The Job Of The Paparazzi? by Artsjournal2

Perhaps, and also perhaps by design. In 2010, Instagram (before it was bought by Facebook), “that free photo-sharing app with a hipster sheen, hit the iPhone. Several months later, Justin …

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Making Sculpture Out Of An Ubiquitous Material – Bullets by Artsjournal2

Freddy Tsimba uses all kinds of materials to respond in sculpture to his hometown of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. “In 2014 he took a house he had built from 999 machetes to …

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The English National Ballet Has Severed Ties With Prince Andrew by Artsjournal2

This seems like a pretty solid idea for a company that has a lot of young women involved. And, of course, “earlier this week the duke announced he would be not be undertaking public duties…

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Music Tourism, Inventive And Identity-Affirming, Soars by Artsjournal2

As a record number of people want more than just Spotify or YouTube videos, well, the logical result is that “music cruises are one of the interesting growth areas of music tourism. There …

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