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Monday, June 24, 2019

Reviving Northern Ireland’s Poetry Scene [VIDEO] by Artsjournal2

As in other countries, poetry sales rose by double-digit amounts last year in Northern Ireland, with the bulk of that purchasing coming from people under 34. Why? Let a poet explain. – BBC

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Did Singing Evolve As A Way To Bond Human Groups Together? by Artsjournal2

Possibly! Studies certainly show that singing in groups forms cohesion quickly and increases warm feelings toward strangers both quickly and strongly. Even group singing across hundreds or t…

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Near-Future Shock by Artsjournal2

Given virtual reality, Snapchat filters, and so much more, is it any surprise to think that we might all walk around looking like heart-eyed puppies soon? All but those being placed in conce…

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Box Office Is Dead This Summer; Long Live Netflix? by Artsjournal2

Star power – even stars like Thor and Valkyrie, er, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thomson; even Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, for heck’s sake – is crashing and burning on the big screen …

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The Deal With MFA Groupthink by Artsjournal2

Author Mona Awad: “Iwas definitely interested in leaning into that and the horror of it, the scariness of that kind of groupthink. It is scary. I guess it’s one of the risks you take whe…

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Students At The Suddenly Shuttered Phoenix Art Institute Are Stranded, With Insurmountable Debt by Artsjournal2

When the parent company for 18 different Art Institutes closed without warning earlier in 2019, students were supposed to get their loans discharged under the Closed School Discharge program…

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Trying To Make It From Poverty In Congo To The Catwalks Of New York And Milan by Artsjournal2

The fashion industry in Africa is on the rise, especially in cities like Kinshasa and Capetown. But while fashion designers might get noticed in Paris and New York, models have a different s…

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Freedom Of The Press Is Under Attack In Most Places, Making Everyone Less Secure by Artsjournal2

And it’s not only reporters. “A cohort of countries is moving toward digital authoritarianism by embracing the Chinese model of extensive censorship and automated surveillance systems.…

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How Can Anyone Afford Quitting A Job To Become A Full-time Artist? by Artsjournal2

That seems a little impractical, no? Well, marry someone who makes a good income, stop taking massive holiday trips, and focus on small things in the present, says one artist. – The Guardi…

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In 2008, A Fire Destroyed Master Recordings – The News Finally Leaked Last Week, And Now Musicians Are Suing by Artsjournal2

And what was Universal Music Group doing in the 11 years between the fire and the news of the fire? Hmmmm. The lawsuits claim UMG was reaping hundreds of millions of insurance damages in con…

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Michael Jaffee, Co-founder Of The Waverly Consort, Has Died At 81 by Artsjournal2

Jaffee and his wife Kay founded the group after taking a graduate class in early choral and instrumental music, and the Waverly Consort sparked interest in early music all over the world –…

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Animators On The Popular Netflix Series ‘Bojack Horseman’ Join A Union by Artsjournal2

Now it’s rare for animated shows on Netflix not to be unionized. “The last few months have seen the show’s team organize protests, a 10-minute walk-out, and solicitation of support fro…

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What Happens When Amazon Dominates A Market Or A Consumer Good? Check Out Its Bookstore by Artsjournal2

Uh, not good: “Amazon takes a hands-off approach to what goes on in its bookstore, never checking the authenticity, much less the quality, of what it sells. It does not oversee the sellers…

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The Long Life And Artistic Legacy Of An Indonesian Art Collective by Artsjournal2

Taring Padi have been inspiring change in Indonesia since the late 1990, and they’re not stopping yet. Why? Well, governmental corruption turns out to be not only the province of one overt…

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Britain Gets Its First Play About Vietnamese Immigrants By A Second-Generation Writer by Artsjournal2

The stereotypes of “boat people” and “nail girls” persist in Britain, but playwright and actor Tyumen Do wants British people to think about the new generation and its concerns, and …

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

What’s The Future For Arthouse Films In China? by Artsjournal2

Wang Jingchun, who won the Best Actor award at Cannes, says, “The rising box office is a really good thing. At its worst, we hardly had a box office to speak of. There also used to be a pr…

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Music Publishers Are Pondering New Methods Of Digital Distribution For Orchestras by Artsjournal2

The Music Publishers Association may long for the past, but they’re also trying to plan for the future. “There still is not a lot of ‘jumping to digital’ at professional orchestras s…

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Making Sculpture A Force For Change In Yorkshire by Artsjournal2

In 1977, artists fought for a sculpture park in Yorkshire – but it was a very, very uphill climb. “More than 40 years later the stubbornness appears to have paid off. The YSP is at the h…

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Book Banning Is Becoming A Prison Epidemic by Artsjournal2

It’s for security, officials say, as they ban books about coding and cybersecurity off of lists of books prisoners can receive. But some on the lists date back to the 1990s – and no one…

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The Director Of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Says The Young Don’t Have Self-Hatred Baggage by Artsjournal2

Jon Chu, on Asian and Asian American actors in Hollywood: “What’s great about this whole movement is that instead of getting one shot at this next time, maybe we get five. I just hope we…

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Will Omaha Become A Center For Children’s Theatre Development? by Artsjournal2

That’s the hope as Rose Theater gets a large new building and plans to open one of the country’s biggest theatre academies – a “game-changer” for Omaha, but perhaps for the wider t…

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Books And Social Media Actually Do Mix by Artsjournal2

Surprising no one who has pr-oordered, ordered, put on reserve at the library, or flat-out bought books mentioned by friends and authors on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook, the consensus is…

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The Day The Music Stopped by Artsjournal2

Jacobin Magazine’s take on the Baltimore Symphony musicians’ lockout emphasizes worker solidarity, even for elite musicians. “A lockout is probably the nastiest of tactics used by orch…

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Suzan Pitt, Wildly Inventive Filmmaker, Has Died At 75 by Artsjournal2

Pitt “created phantasmagorical worlds in ingenious animated films that dealt with miracles, mortality, depression and women’s sexuality.” – The New York Times

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Why Should We Read Beowulf In The Bathtub? by Artsjournal2

This is actually advice for parents: “We don’t read Ramona, or Junie B. Jones, or The Wild Robot in the bathtub. Those are bedtime books. Bath time is for epics, myths, and classics.…

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The Woman Behind A Lost Velasquez Was A Baroque-Era Feminist – And The Pope’s Lover by Artsjournal2

Now this is a worthy portrait subject: “Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj was the power behind the papal throne, and the reputed lover as well as sister-in-law of Pope Innocent X. Nicknamed Pap…

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St. George Gets Unrestored, And Everyone Breathes A Sigh Of Relief by Artsjournal2

The original “restoration” in a small town in Spain reminded many people of, well, Tintin. This is different, and better. – The New York Times

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Amy Sherald Painted The First Lady’s Portrait, And She Also Captured This 19-Year-Old Girl In A Six-Story Mural by Artsjournal2

Sherald knew she had the mural space on a Target in Philadelphia, and she wanted to paint someone who, to her, represented the community. A young woman in an arts program provided the spark.…

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Another Woman Accuses President Donald Trump Of Assault (And The NYT Puts That News In Its Book Section) by Artsjournal2

Though much of the online discussion featured some questions for how the paper decides what’s front-page news, it quickly shifted to the content, and, well, this became front-page news. …

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Here’s How Home Shows Get You Now: You’re Essentially Watching Unlimited-Budget Therapy by Artsjournal2

Yes, there’s even a new home redecoration show called “Unspouse My House.” What the … oh, there’s a reason for this. “If shows like The Bachelor provide a narratively satisfying,…

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Something New From Greta Matassa by Artsjournal2

The singer’s first album since 2011 shows off the depth and layers of her career. – Doug Ramsey

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