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Number Of Leading Women Roles In Hollywood Movies Fell Last Year

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:01:12 +0000

(image) The number of female protagonists in the 100 highest-grossing films fell five percentage points last year, according to a new report from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Women made up 24 percent of featured protagonists, defined for the study’s purposes as characters from whose perspective the […]download

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Did You Know Amazon Sells Theatre Tickets? Well, Not Any More

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:28:31 +0000

(image) It has been reported in IQ Magazine that difficulties selling in the US market has caused the move, but Amazon has not confirmed its reason for ending the service.The_Book_Of_Mormon_London_Company_3_Credit_Johan_Persson

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The Economic Support For Culture The UK Will Lose With Brexit

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:01:49 +0000

(image) Around 1,385 arts and cultural projects received at least £345m in EU funding between 2007 and 2016, of which £210m came through European Structural & Investment Funds, according to the research commissioned by ACE and conducted by EUCLID.34390755362_841335d219_z

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The Rock Star German Philosopher Who Seems Like A Prophet

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:28:32 +0000

(image) In Germany, where academic philosophers still equate dryness with seriousness, Peter Sloterdijk has a near-monopoly on irreverence. This is an important element of his wide appeal, as is his eagerness to offer an opinion on absolutely anything—from psychoanalysis to finance, Islam to Soviet modernism, the ozone layer to Neanderthal sexuality. An essay on anger can […]180226_r31531

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Auditions For Dancers Of Color Get A Toehold

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:01:33 +0000

(image) Here, white administrators can experience what it feels like to be one of a few, to stick out, to not know if you are authentically welcome or just being tolerated. I had conversations with some who were uncertain if their voices would be welcomed. Welcome to the African American experience.980x

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How #MeToo Is Changing The Art World

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:31:35 +0000

(image) “One of the most positive things to come out of the #MeToo movement is that it gives a framework and a vocabulary to egregious actions that I feel was missing before. Many women are now tuned in. That alone is a very positive step.”6577

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Carsten Höller On The History, And The Importance, Of Slides

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:04:01 +0000

(image) "As we hurtle ever deeper into the Anthropocene, itself a concept many of our leaders have yet to fully grasp, we'll have to challenge more and more of our assumptions. The slides I construct in my work are art objects - with them, I hope to inspire, to induce questioning, to recalibrate a person's understanding […]Carsten Höller slides

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Google Is Close To Controlling The AI World. We Shouldn't Let It

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:31:50 +0000

(image) The race to dominate the personal AI space—to build the artificial intelligence that each of us will use as an all-purpose digital assistant—is closer to being over than most people realize. And Google is poised to win. And if ever there was a business that we can’t let any one company dominate, it’s AI.Ideas_monopoly_3000x1688_FINAL

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Politicians Need To Dance More, Says Choreographer Alonzo King

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:01:34 +0000

(image) "I'd like to see politicians dancing. I'd like to see the world practicing art. Because the introspection from true art practice can't lie." (video)alonzo king

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Frank Gehry Signs On To Fantasy Extreme Model Train And Architecture Project In Massachusetts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:29:37 +0000

(image) The institution is the brainchild of former Guggenheim Museum director and a Mass MoCA founder Thomas Krens, who sees the building as the catalyst for a new “Bilbao Effect” in North Adams, helping to attract even more tourism and economic opportunity to the area. The railroad and architecture museum will be located just a few […]download

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How Facebook Has Revived The Epistolary Friendship

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:02:18 +0000

(image) "Thanks to the newfound abundance of text-based communications tools, and the social networks that allow us to discover or rediscover potential correspondents, friendships conducted entirely through text exchange are once again the norm. Would these friendships look familiar to the letter-writing friends of earlier centuries, when epistolary friendships were also common? Or is there something […]Female architect working at laptop in office

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Research: Neanderthals Made Art Too

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:32:17 +0000

(image) "Neanderthals created meaningful symbols in meaningful places," co-author Paul Pettitt of Durham University said in announcing the findings, which are published in the journal Science. That ability has long been seen as "one of the main pillars of what makes us human," in the words of the study's lead author, Dirk Hoffmann of the Max Planck Institute. So this news may be […]download

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When Arendt Met Auden

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:03:39 +0000

(image) Hannah Arendt: "I met Auden late in his life and mine - at an age when the easy, knowledgeable intimacy of friendships formed in one's youth can no longer be attained, because not enough life is left, or expected to be left, to share with another. Thus, we were very good friends but not intimate […]auden

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Public Radio Stations Band Together To Buy And Restore Gothamist Blogs

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:31:23 +0000

(image) A nearly century-old radio station like WNYC swooping in to save a group of sites that helped write the rules of online journalism does contain a hint of irony. But when you consider these radio stations have managed to weather technological changes from the transistor to the television, the idea that they might be able […]WNYCGothamist-862712130

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How Michael Grandage Is Re-Shaping Disney's 'Frozen' For Broadway

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:04:30 +0000

(image) For the director who made London's Donmar Warehouse into a theatrical powerhouse, "the challenge has not only been to accept the magnitude of expectation fans of the movie would bring into the theater ... but also to bring to the fore an emotionality better suited to characters in three dimensions." And the challenge was all […]frozen grandage

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In 2018, How Do We Handle Classic Broadway Musicals With 'Problematic' Male-Female Relations?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:36:52 +0000

(image) "Billy Bigelow hits Julie Jordan. Henry Higgins molds Eliza Doolittle. Fred tames Lilli. And Edward rescues Vivian. Amid a national reckoning with sexual harassment and misconduct, Broadway is mounting a cluster of musicals this season and next that, some theatergoers already contend, romanticize problematic relationships between women and men." Michael Paulson looks at how the […]broadway revivals male-female

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How Did They Work Out The African Accents In 'Black Panther'? Let The Dialect Coach Tell You

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:05:42 +0000

(image) Slate's Aisha Harris talks with Beth McGuire, who "is the director of speech and dialects at Yale, author of African Accents: A Workbook for Actors, and previously worked with stars Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira on the latter's Tony-nominated play Eclipsed."black panther

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It May Be Time To Overhaul The Funny Pages Completely

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:34:55 +0000

(image) With the entire comic-strip genre undergoing changes of medium (from paper to pixels), generation (the creators of many newspaper mainstays have been dying off or retiring), and audience (Millennials don't tend to get their news or their cartoons on newsprint, and they prefer big events to day-to-day consistency), Ernie Smith argues that the remarkable stagnancy […]funny pages

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'Silhouettes And Steam Calliopes' - Kara Walker's New Public Art Piece For New Orleans (And Its 'Extremely Irritating Auditory Element')

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:18:36 +0000

(image) It was a long, tricky, expensive, and contentious process to get Katastwóf Karavan fabricated and transported to Louisiana, even though Walker can laugh about it now.kara walker

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A 700-Year-Old Nutmeg Tree In The Hirshhorn Museum Lobby

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:03:26 +0000

(image) "A design over two years in the making, [Hiroshi Sugimoto's makeover] transforms the museum's entrance and lobby area, turning the information desk into a coffee bar, and providing a more inviting seating area next to it. Sugimoto's armchairs reference both the iconically circular shape of the building and coils of DNA, and the tables are […]HirshhornSugimotolobbynight

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Deal Struck To Sell Westminster Choir College To Chinese Steel Co. For $40 Million

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:47:17 +0000

(image) Just a day after Princeton Theological Seminary announced that it has filed a lawsuit to stop the sale of Westminster Choir College, Rider University has finally revealed the potential purchaser of the school, a Chinese firm based in Beijing that runs private K-12 schools. The company, Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Co., Ltd., ... was called […]westminster-choir-college

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Supreme Court Rules Terrorism Victims May Not Seize Iranian Antiquities As Compensation

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:32:38 +0000

(image) "The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack."FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

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Makers Of 'The Shape Of Water' Sued For Plagiarism By Playwright's Estate

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:16:04 +0000

(image) "David Zindel, son of American playwright Paul Zindel, filed the complaint Wednesday alleging that [Guillermo] Del Toro's critically acclaimed film, which has more Oscar nominations than any other this year, has 'exploited' the play Let Me Hear You Whisper and should have credited and licensed his father's work."shape of water

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With A New Orchestra In San Diego, Conductor Rafael Payaré Is Leaving His Old One In Belfast

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:01:45 +0000

(image) Little more than a week after the San Diego Symphony announced that it had hired the 37-year-old Venezuelan as its music director, the Ulster Orchestra has announced that Payaré will step down as music director at the end of next season.payare

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What's The Next Big European TV Export? Flemish Crime Dramedies

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:45:12 +0000

(image) Says Walter Iuzzolino, who curates a selection of European television for broadcast in the UK and streaming in the US, "You often pretty much know what you're going to get from a Scandinavian, or French, or Italian show. But there is something about the Belgians that means a show is never entirely straight. So The […]flemish crime dramedies

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Scotland's Arts Funder Gets Caught Lying About Controversial Cuts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:30:25 +0000

(image) "Creative Scotland has admitted a cover-up over how controversial funding cuts were made - as its chief executive admitted she was 'profoundly sorry' over how they were handled. The quango has also pledged a 'root and branch' review of the way funding decisions were made and a 'reset' of its future priorities in the wake […]creative scotland

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Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.22.18

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:21:59 +0000

My Storify from the Obama Portraits Event: Eclectic Crowd, Controversial Art In case you still have an appetite for more about the Obama portraits unveiling and installation, here's my Storify of live tweets from the scene ... read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2018-02-22 Julian Lage at the Bootleg Theater Last night's show by the young Santa Rosa native was one of […]