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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:13:45 +0000

This position reports to the Associate Director of Public Relations, and manages publicity campaigns for and provides support to the Communications Division of the San Francisco Symphony.

Actors Say Video Game Industry Isn’t Treating Them Well

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:02:55 +0000

(image) The video game industry is in the midst of a boom, with $23.5 billion in domestic revenue in 2015 — including spending on hardware and accessories — up 5% from the previous year. Popular games often gross more than Hollywood’s biggest movie releases, with “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” raking in $550 million in […]la-1476917036-snap-photo

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New App Lets Anyone Create Music. So How Will This Change Music?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:02:39 +0000

(image) “When we use screenplay-writing software we become used to moving scenes around physically, as if stacking neat plastic boxes. Similarly our music – once represented only as cryptic black scratches on white paper – is now circles and squares and starbursts. Whether this has any long-term effect on our cognition will be for the scientists […]istock_000039534900_large

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Reading Books Has Always Been A Status Symbol Even Among Those Who Don’t Read Them

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:31:40 +0000

(image) “The symbol of reading was, perhaps, bigger than the act of reading itself. Individuals sought to capture their devotion to books through painted portraits that depicted them deeply absorbed in reading a text. Paintings of people reading and portraits of individuals embracing a book became widespread in Renaissance art.”are-book-collectors-real-readers-or-just-cultural-snobs-aeon-essays

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On Moral Issues, Liberals Ponder And Conservatives Pounce

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:03:44 +0000

(image) “Newly published research suggests … that conservatives decide ethical issues in an intuitive, automatic way [while] liberals are more likely to give such questions serious thought before arriving at an opinion. This difference between snap judgments and reason-based conclusions ‘may be a fundamental aspect of left-right political orientation’.”moral-issues

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The Chinese Billionaire Who Wants To Take Over The Global Movie Business

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:32:12 +0000

(image) Since acquiring AMC Entertainment, the second-largest cinema chain in the US, for $2.6bn in 2012, Wang Jianlin, who is worth an estimated $32.5bn and has ties to the communist Chinese government, has been aggressively staking his claim on the industry. So far, he’s snapped up Europe’s biggest cinema group, Odeon and UCI, purchased the US […]4500

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Bad Ideas For How To Feel Good: Positive Psychology

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:03:11 +0000

(image) “In 1998, the American Psychological Association appointed a new president, Dr. Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. Up until this point, Seligman was best known for his work in the 1960s administering electric shocks to captive dogs, but in his new role as president, he was now changing tack. Seligman used his inaugural speech […]bad-ideas-for-feeling-good

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Has Satire Died? (And Is That Okay?)

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:31:40 +0000

(image) “The thing I’ve learned over the 30 years of doing it is that satire doesn’t work. It has the opposite effect. Our outrage turns into elation and a joke. It’s a release valve.”2560

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Why Do People In Old Movies Talk Funny?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:03:29 +0000

(image) As you probably noticed for the first time while watching TV late at night, actors in the Hollywood films of the ’30s and ’40s did not speak the way actors do now. That wasn’t because you were stoned; the elocution style really was different – for public figures in real life as well as in […]lexicon-valley-bigger

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Octobass – The Biggest Bass Fiddle You’ve Ever Seen

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:31:50 +0000

(image) “We can go pretty low,down to the lowest note on a piano, so, quite a bit lower than a double bass and actually lower than the tuba and the contrabassoon.” The instrument was invented in 1849 by luthier Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in France.eric-chappell-1

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The All-Out Battle Over A Broadway Show That Just Started Previews

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:31:32 +0000

(image) “Threats of lawsuits are flying, people have been banned from the theater, and the creative team is fomenting revolt. And it’s all over . . . billing. Don’t laugh. Billing on Broadway is as important as holding territory on the Russian front.”natasha

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Ancient Adidas: Hoard Of Roman Shoes Found In England

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:03:59 +0000

(image) “Volunteers on the annual excavations at Vindolanda Roman fort in Northumberland have unearthed an astonishing 421 shoes from a ditch. And one of the shoes is strikingly similar to the Adidas Predator football boot.”ancient-adidas

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The Macarthur Genius Poet Who’s Giving Her $625,000 Prize To The “Racial Imaginary Institute”

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:31:36 +0000

(image) Claudine Rankine is part of a group of thinkers who are dreaming up a “presenting space and a think tank all at once” where artists and writers can really wrestle with race. She wants it to be a “space which allows us to show art, to curate dialogues, have readings, and talk about the ways […]4068

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England’s Oldest Cookbook, Commissioned By Richard II In 1387

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:02:13 +0000

(image) The Forme of Cury features nearly 200 recipes from a feast Richard and his uncle, John of Gaunt, held in September of that year. (includes 629-year-old dessert recipe)englands-oldest-cookbook

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Have You Heard Of The “Museumization” Of Migration?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:31:13 +0000

(image) The “museumization of migration,” as one academic has put it, is a significant shift in the history of museums. But the resulting exhibitions deserve as much attention for how they obscure the West’s new relationship to migrants as for how they clarify it.Funding To Restore Ellis Island In Danger Of Running Out

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‘I Feel Pretty Good’ – Beach Boy Brian Wilson Talks To Scott Simon

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:02:32 +0000

(image) “While there’s much to process from his past, Wilson is living in the present, touring with a band for the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. … We reached him in Portland, Ore., as he prepared for a sound check. He seemed courteous, but wary: a man who prefers to express himself in […]brian-wilson

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Netflix Says It Will Spend $6 Billion On Content

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:33:54 +0000

(image) “Netflix is promising two big highlights for 2016 [sic]. For viewers, there’ll be 1,000 hours of original new shows, part of a planned $6 billion in spending on content. And for investors there’ll be serious profits for the first time in the company’s history.”netflix

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Dance’s Bessie Awards Finally Include (A Little) Money

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:02:37 +0000

(image) “The hard work of dancing is too often undernoticed and underpaid. Enter the New York Dance and Performance Awards, better known as the Bessies, which bestow some much needed recognition and a touch of glamour on the profession once a year, if not a whole lot of money – though this year’s ceremony, at the […]bessies

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An Exotic Dancer Tells How Work Has Changed In The Internet Era

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:31:01 +0000

(image) “A lot of people don’t come out for the companionship anymore. They can get it in other ways for much cheaper. Why go to a strip club just to live out the fantasy, when you can pay $100 dollars for somebody to sleep with you for the evening and actually get the fantasy come to […]Models present creations at the Yummie Tummie by Heather Thomson Spring 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week

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Lincoln Center President Who Suddenly Resigned Last Spring Turns Up In Hippest Brooklyn

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:15:12 +0000

(image) “Jed Bernstein, whose tenure as the president of Lincoln Center was cut short … after he failed to disclose a relationship with an employee, is crossing the river for his next post: He is now an adviser at National Sawdust, the new-music space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.”jed-bernstein

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Nasty War Over Three Little Words At Broadway Musical Based On ‘War And Peace’

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:02:55 +0000

(image) “Five years ago, the small nonprofit theater company Ars Nova commissioned an up-and-coming composer to write his wacky dream project” – Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. “In a stunning and abrupt severing of an unusually close partnership, the nonprofit and the show’s commercial producers … are suddenly in a bitter battle” over […]3-little-words

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‘I Was Having Conversations With Myself’ – Soprano Sings Two Roles In Same Performance Of ‘Traviata’

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:47:55 +0000

(image) “Less than six hours before the curtain was to rise for the final performance of Pittsburgh Opera’s production of La traviata, the lead singer, Danielle Pastin, was sick, and it was unclear whether she would be able to perform. Was [Claudia] Rosenthal – the understudy who had been playing the small role of Annina – […]claudia-rosenthal

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Nude Hillary Clinton Statue (It Had To Happen Eventually) Appears Briefly In New York

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:32:38 +0000

(image) Two months after guerrilla artists put up nude statues of Donald Trump in five US cities, “the grotesque caricature of the Democratic candidate appeared outside the Bowling Green station during morning rush hour on Tuesday [showing] Clinton with hoofed feet and a Wall Street banker resting his head on her bare breasts. The statue was […]naked-hillary

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Yoko Ono’s First Public Artwork In The U.S. Unveiled In Chicago

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:18:18 +0000

(image) The installation, titled Sky Landing, is in Jackson Park, which will also be the site of the Obama Presidential Library. “[It] consists of 12 steel lotus petals and mounds that form the yin yang symbol to symbolize peace.”yoko-sky-landing

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Arts And Culture Make Cities Safer And Stronger, Says UNESCO Report

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:05:10 +0000

(image) “According to the report’s findings, the best measure to prevent such negative effects” of rapid urbanization as social inequality, lack of parks and public spaces, the growth of slums, and even violence “is to fully integrate cultural components into urban strategies from the start.”unesco_report

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Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson Among Finalists For UK’s Top Non-Fiction Award

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:46:45 +0000

(image) “Books by two journalists, one a Pulitzer prizewinner, the other a Nobel laureate, have made it to the shortlist announced on Monday for the £30,000 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction.”svetlana

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Yvette Chauviré, Grande Dame Of French Ballet, Dead At 99

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:31:34 +0000

(image) “Originally a child prodigy at the Paris Opera Ballet, Ms. Chauviré was acclaimed as a national symbol of French culture by an adoring public and by the French government, which bestowed its highest honors on her. Although she belonged to a generation of gifted ballerinas at the Paris Opera, she was set apart by a […]yvette-chauvire

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Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.19.16

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:44:38 +0000

The essence of every picture I’ve offered a few posts recently on the craft and qualities of language in advancing purposeful work. … But to me, the most essential and the most often missing aspect of any productive conversation is the frame. … read more AJBlog: The Artful Manager Published 2016-10-19 KQED is encouraging entrepreneurship and […]

Are Your Paints Killing You?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:24 +0000

(image) “The warning labels on art supplies do not display a skull and crossbones, but alerts about carcinogens and diseases frighten artists, leading art supply stores and paint manufacturers to discontinue certain products and stock the alternative hues.”illustration-by-curt-merlo

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Leeds International Piano Competition To Be Rethought

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:02:14 +0000

(image) The Leeds is a major competition and has launched the careers of pianists such as Murray Perahia. Preliminary rounds will now be held in international cities and streamed. Winners will now also get career mentors who will help them adapt to international careers._85534369_sw11_anna-tcybuleva

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