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Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Internet And Texting Are Changing Language – But Not For The Worse by Artsjournal2

IDEK why ppl think txting & emojis aren’t language. “Any concerns about what the internet is doing to our collective mental health must be set against the poetry that it has simultan…

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When A Star Stares Right Back by Artsjournal2

Why did The Washington Post reviewer (and the now-infamous headline writer) have such a hard time dealing with singer Debbie Harry’s memoir? Perhaps because “she always comes off as toug…

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The New Movie Tech Of Making Will Smith Look Like He’s A Quarter-Century Younger by Artsjournal2

Apparently this is, or was, a new process; “Digital humans have been put into shots before, but, according to Guy Williams, a visual effects supervisor at Weta who is quoted in the film’…

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Students At A U.S. University Burn A Campus Speaker’s Book by Artsjournal2

One student recorded the burning of author Jennine Capó Crucet’s novel, which Georgia Southern had chosen as a campus read: “These people decide to burn her book because ‘it’s bad a…

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The Messy, Textural, ‘Suitable For Ladies’ Medium Of Pastel by Artsjournal2

Hilariously to anyone who’s ever worked in, or anywhere near, pastels, “There’s one theorist who said it was better for women to use because they wouldn’t soil their fair hands the w…

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A Slate Of Recent Films Offers New Portrayals Of Asian, Not Tiger, Mothers by Artsjournal2

Films like Always Be my Maybe, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Farewell, and Searching create new images for larger mass consumption. “In these complex films, Asian American mothe…

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The Hong Kong Protesters Are Making Excellent Use Of Instagram-Ready Art by Artsjournal2

What defines the protests in the public’s memory might just be the art, including statues likening protesters to the Statue of Liberty and pop-art posters of Chinese officials and the city…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

A Court Denies Audible’s Request For A Settlement Conference In The Captions Case by Artsjournal2

Audible may be trying to get away from this case – but publishers are ready to wade right in. “Captions is a feature that scrolls a few words of an AI-generated transcription along with …

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Will Robert Indiana’s Home Ever Become The Museum He Envisioned? by Artsjournal2

The Maine island where Indiana found a home isn’t quite into it. “There are concerns here on the island about just what an Indiana museum might entail. Who would it attract? What sort of…

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The ‘Wow’ Kid Continues His Special Relationship With The Group That Inspired His Outburst Of Approval by Artsjournal2

The child whose “Wow!” captivated the classical music world “is something of a celebrity at Symphony Hall.” The Handel and Haydn Society invited the 9-year-old and his grandparents t…

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Martin Scorsese Says Marvel Movies Aren’t Films; Sam Jackson Begs To Differ by Artsjournal2

Scorsese says Marvel movies aren’t cinema, but are more like theme parks. Jackson (who is, famously, Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe): “That’s like saying, ‘Bugs Bunny ain…

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Looking Deeper Into The Lawsuit Against James Franco by Artsjournal2

What is a comfort zone, anyway? And how are the claims about Franco and his acting school exemplary of a certain kind of boundary-ignoring harassment that, yes, Harvey Weinstein also engaged…

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The Secret To Successfully Shopping In Used Bookstores by Artsjournal2

There’s only one big rule: Stop expecting specific books; surrender to the stacks, and enjoy. – Literary Hub

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Why Hasn’t A Lauren Gunderson Play Been On Broadway Yet? by Artsjournal2

It’s a little weird – well, one might call it something other than weird, but it also is weird – that Lauren Gunderson, the most produced playwright in the U.S. aside from Shakespeare,…

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The Museum Where They Print Money by Artsjournal2

OK, where they printed money, a museum of the Mint – but not in the mint. Real estate is everything in San Francisco- San Francisco Chronicle

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What Should Performers Do When Audience Members Are Using Their Phones? by Artsjournal2

Just a few nights after Anne-Sophie Mutter stopped a concert to tell a woman in the front row to stop filming, actor Joshua Henry, star of a new Off Broadway musical called The Wrong Man, tr…

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Lighting Projection Design Is Changing More Than Broadway And Big Regional Theatres by Artsjournal2

Projection design is that cool part of theatre where – poof! – an entire kingdom can freeze over, as in the Broadway and touring versions of Frozen, or where, in Anastasia, “a stage-s…

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Supermarkets Are Taking Out Newspaper And Magazine Racks by Artsjournal2

Print? What is that? “What was once seen as a tool to pull in daily customers is increasingly seen as something taking up valuable floor and counter space.” – Nieman Lab

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Natalie Portman, Just Before She Becomes Thor by Artsjournal2

Portman’s acting life, of course, has been marked not just by Marvel movies but by that other huge franchise, Star Wars. She likes meatier roles as well, but she says, “I love getting to…

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The Vision Of James Baldwin’s Last Two Works by Artsjournal2

Though they were shadowed by AIDS, the two works might feel contemporary in 2019. “Baldwin’s primary theme is described by the author thusly: ‘Forays, frontiers, and flags are useless…

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Greta Garbo’s Lonely Life Isn’t Just A Myth by Artsjournal2

Garbo wrote to her best friend, “It is hard and sad to be alone, but sometimes it’s even more difficult to be with someone … When we are here on Earth it would be so much more kind if …

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Arts Organizations Are Kicking Opioid Money And Oil Money To The Curb, But What About Oligarchs? by Artsjournal2

Russian oligarchs have sat on the board of the Guggenheim and given money to the Kennedy Center. They’ve funded the New Museum and historic parks in the U.S. At least, they’ve done all t…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Poet, Novelist, Translator And Biographer Elaine Feinstein Has Died by Artsjournal2

Feinstein was 88. She’d published more than a dozen poetry collections and 15 novels, translated Russian poets and wrote biographies of Ted Hughes and Bessie Smith. “Feinstein often expl…

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Nancy Drew Is Still Alive At 90, And Also Still 16 Years Old by Artsjournal2

How, why, and why is Nancy so hard to adapt to the screen? “Never out of print, she has appeared in more than 250 books and counting, in movies, on television shows, in CD-ROM games. She h…

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Part Of The Los Angeles Central Library’s Mysteriously Missing Sculpture Returns Home by Artsjournal2

But where are the other parts of the Wall of Scribes? And how did someone (or someones, or a syndicate, who knows?) steal the bronze sculpture in 1969? – Los Angeles Times

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Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum Has Been Closed For Renovation For Two Years by Artsjournal2

And the results are almost in; the museum reopens on Monday, with much pomp, a lot of new paint, and a ton of QR codes. – BBC

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The First Black Woman To Direct In Hollywood Says That Industry Thought She Was ‘Too Black’ by Artsjournal2

Euzhan Palcy’s A Dry White Season earned Marlon Brando an Oscar nomination, but that didn’t impress Hollywood executives, she says. When she pitched other films with black leads, “‘T…

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A British Greeting Card Company Says It Isn’t Trying To Own A Banksy, Just Use It To Sell Cards by Artsjournal2

The Yorkshire greeting card company said it wasn’t trying to own his work, but “Banksy claimed he had been forced to open a shop in Croydon, south London, this week, as a result of the d…

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College Kids Don’t Want Your Fancy ‘Reinvention,’ Just A Plain Old Library by Artsjournal2

There’s a lot of glitz going on in the college library funding race. A media room! A media room with a green screen! No, a Maker Space! And – perhaps the best idea of them all – a libr…

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Even After Hordes Of ‘New Yorker’ Publications, Authors Might Need To Be Rescued For Future Readers by Artsjournal2

Is this the most discouraging development ever, or is it just a sign of how many writers are forgotten as the relentless pressure of the new takes hold? Nancy Hale holds the record for the m…

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In Dijon, This Museum Features Not Mustard But The Goddess Of The Waters by Artsjournal2

Long before tourists came to Dijon in search of mustard (“Dijon” mustard actually comes from Canada, but never mind), pilgrims were heading to the area temple to buy mass-produced icons …

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