Thursday, August 22, 2019

Alex Ross: Why “Salome” Is My Favorite Opera by Artsjournal

“To say that Richard Strauss’s “Salome” is your favorite opera is a bit like saying that “The Shining” is your favorite film or that Edgar Allan Poe is your favorite author: it m…

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Free Speech Vs. Political Correctness Isn’t The Real Problem: What’s Behind The Furious Social-Justice-Warrior Battles At Elite Universities by Artsjournal1

Natalia Dashan, who was a full-scholarship student at Yale and witnessed such imbroglios as the Halloween Costumes fiasco up close, looks at the underlying dynamic by which, among a very pri…

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Is The World Turning Against Calatrava And His Projects? by Artsjournal

His sleek designs are notoriously high maintenance, over budget, and prone to failure. Here’s a short list of his debacles. – D Magazine

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We’re Learning How Emotional Intelligence Drives The Brain by Artsjournal

“With the help of neuroscientific and behavioural research, we are beginning to appreciate how the ancestral mammal brain is alive and well inside our higher neocortical systems. Unlike th…

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Composer Killed While Collecting Sounds In The Far North By A Bear by Artsjournal

“Julien really wanted to connect with something else. He really wanted to connect with nature, but not only with nature, but with the scientists and the people that actually are studying t…

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Artists Take Over Power Station And Make Art That Generates Power by Artsjournal

The contemporary arts centre E-Werk Luckenwalde will not only open exhibition galleries and studio spaces in a former brown coal power station 65km south of Berlin, it will also begin genera…

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Fascinating To Contemplate What We Define As “World Literature” (We Read So Little Of It) by Artsjournal

“World literature happens when Russian novels remake English literature; when a Turkish writer takes inspiration from a Colombian writer; when Japanese critics review translations of Leban…

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Have We Stopped Opera From Evolving? by Artsjournal

Imagine if Hollywood were to issue shot-for-shot remakes of D.W. Griffith’s gauzy history of the Ku Klux Klan, “The Birth of a Nation ,” every few years. Imagine Tom Hanks re-creating …

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Drag In Paris, Nouvelle Vs. Old-School by Artsjournal1

There are still transformiste cabarets, with what might be called female impersonators (talk about old-school) lip-synching impressions of famous chanteuses for an audience little different …

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Blackface Opera Controversy In Verona This Summer by Artsjournal

Tamara Wilson: “Operas like Aïda and Turandot were written for and performed by white European singers in, what was at that time acceptable, theatrical makeup to make them appear African …

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Join the Cincinnati Ballet Team! We are Hiring! by Artsjournal

Cincinnati Ballet is looking to add some great talent to the our administrative team. We are looking for an Institutional Giving Manager and a Director of Education + Community Engagement. P…

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125 Artists, Gallerists Protest Plans To Sell Off Di Rosa Foundation Collection In Napa by Artsjournal

On Wednesday Robert Sain, the director of the di Rosa center, responded with a letter that repeated claims that the center did not have sufficient funds to maintain the collection. “It wou…

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Don’t Call It Contemporary Dance On Ice by Artsjournal1

The Montreal-based touring company Le Patin Libre is “not interested in putting contemporary dance on ice, but in doing with skating what 20th-century modern art movements have done with o…

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Why Is Joe Rogan One Of The Most Popular Podcasters In America? Guys, And What He Gets About Them by Artsjournal1

“Few men in America are as popular among American men as Joe Rogan. It’s a massive group congregating in plain sight, and it’s made up of people you know from high school, guys who wor…

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In A Parallel Universe, The Onion Imagines Football Programs Jealous Of Funding For Theatre by Artsjournal

“I understand that this is a live-theater town. Parents move to this school district just to get their kids in front of a director to potentially get cast as Meg. The JV boys haven’t had…

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Near-Total Sweep For Women At The Hugo Awards by Artsjournal1

Okay, they didn’t win every single prize there was at the annual honors for science fiction (men won for the best film and television scripts, for instance), but female creators took home …

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Battle Over Aretha Franklin’s Estate Is About To Get Even Messier (And She Is Probably To Blame For That) by Artsjournal1

“When Franklin died, at age 76, her family believed she had no will. Under Michigan law, that meant her estate would be divided equally among her sons. … But Franklin’s case is especia…

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New York City May Keep Limits On Vendors Selling Art In Manhattan Parks, Rules Appeals Court by Artsjournal1

“In a 5-0 decision, the appeals court rejected artists’ contentions that the limits covering Central Park south of 86th Street, Battery Park, High Line Park and Union Square Park violate…

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Next Month, Baltimore Symphony Lockout Could Morph Into A Strike by Artsjournal1

The lockout began in May because there has been no musicians’ contract since January and management, which wants to end the orchestra’s year-round status and shut down during the summers…

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Can Arts Organizations Become Engines For Economic Justice In Their Communities? by Artsjournal1

The “anchor institution approach” for nonprofits — using their purchasing decisions, hiring, and other business practices to actively affect their communities’ economic well-being, e…

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The Artist-Architects Who Thought Their Buildings Could Help Their Inhabitants Live Forever (By Driving Them Nuts) by Artsjournal1

“Madeline Gins and her husband, Shusaku Arakawa (who went only by his last name), 1960s New York conceptual artists and amateur architects who are regarded as a bridge between the Dada and…

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All AM Talk Radio Wanted Was To Entertain Masses Of People. It Ended Up Taking Control Of The Republican Party. by Artsjournal1

“No one set out to turn the airwaves into a political weapon — much less deputize talk-radio hosts as the ideological enforcers of a major American political party. Instead the story of …

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Study: Republicans Are Turning Against Higher Education by Artsjournal

As the Pew Research Center finds in a new survey, there’s been a sharp increase in dissatisfaction with America’s colleges and universities among Republicans in recent years, and it make…

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What The Music Presidential Candidates’ Play Says About Them by Artsjournal

The music booms as people enter the rallies, and then candidates take the stage to a “walk-up” song that can become associated with their platforms. The New York Times analyzed playlists…

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Michael Feinstein On Championing Music by Artsjournal

Feinstein has been unique in advocating for this music not only onstage and via albums but also through his books, PBS specials and NPR broadcasts, plus his Great American Songbook Foundatio…

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Just What Qualifies As A “Millennial Novel”? by Artsjournal

“As any digital marketeer with their crosshairs on millennials will tell you, the way we “consume” culture has fragmented. Put in less depressing terms, we have a greater range of repr…

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Going Through The Archives With Bill T. Jones by Artsjournal1

Reporter Michael Cooper joins the choreographer as he examines photos from the history of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and tells stories of the time Robert Mapplethorpe photographed …

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Kennedy Center’s New “Reach” Is Great Counterpoint To The Original Building by Artsjournal

Justin Davidson: “The Kennedy Center’s new complex is not just more fluid, usable, and versatile than we had any right to expect — it is also the rare project that improved on its way …

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A Giant Hand With A Glowering Face Is Freaking Out New Zealand’s Capital by Artsjournal1

The 16½-foot-tall sculpture, titled Quasi and perched on top of City Gallery Wellington to glare at passersby, was sent up from Christchurch by its creator, artist Ronnie van Hout — and W…

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Can Dance Be Meaningful For People Without Sight? by Artsjournal

“The intangible exchange of energy between moving and witnessing bodies in real time is what makes the art form so impactful. It’s a beautiful and grandiose idea that I imagine resonates…

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Study Of Violinists Debunks The 10,000-Hour-To-Mastery Rule by Artsjournal

The work is the latest blow to the 10,000-hour rule, the idea promoted in Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book, Outliers, which has been taken to mean that enough practice will make an expert of a…

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