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Prestigious Publisher Of Poetry Puts Poetry Publishing On "Hiatus"

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:02:51 +0000

(image) “Poetry is changing, and the way people read is changing,” Alana Wilcox, editorial director of Coach House, told the Star. “We live in a Twitter world now — what does that mean for poetry?” Coach House still has six poetry titles planned for publication this year and another six for 2019.coach_house_book_bag.jpg.size-custom-crop.1086x0

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Minnesota Orchestra To Be First Major American Orchestra To Go To South Africa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:31:39 +0000

(image) The orchestra will perform five concerts in the course of an 11-day tour (Aug. 8-19) with its music director, Osmo Vanksa, that also includes master classes and other community activities.

What If Diversity Doesn't Make Us Better?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:31:38 +0000

(image) "There’s a growing body of evidence that even if diversity— the kind that results from immigration — once made America stronger, it may not be doing so anymore. Robert Putnam, a liberal sociologist at Harvard, found that increased diversity corrodes civil society by eroding shared values, customs and institutions. People tend to “hunker down” and […]la-1516042192-fhixsibwpj-snap-image

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Claim: New UK Educational Policy Will Divide Society

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:29:43 +0000

(image) At a time when creativity, teamwork, adaptability, critical thinking, communication and innovation have been recognised by educators, employers and government as fundamental building blocks for success in society and the workplace in the 21st century, England’s education policy is poised to permit only the brightest and wealthiest to access the creative subjects that will enable them […]ballet_street

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Compulsory English Baccalaureate In UK Will Exclude 133,000 Students From The Arts

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:01:37 +0000

(image) "The move towards a compulsory EBacc is likely to deepen the divide in the take-up of arts subjects between more affluent and higher achieving students and those facing more disadvantages. The Cambridge figures also reveal that drama, music, fine art and dance GCSEs are all taken up by fewer pupils from deprived areas and fewer […]exam_girl

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You're A Writer? Really?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:31:36 +0000

(image) Writers are so often responding to questions that haven’t explicitly been asked, which perhaps is why our work is so difficult to measure and reward. The system in which we must live says to us, “What are you even for?”69400eea-e3fa-4703-8876-5be16abf9361

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What We Misunderstand About Willpower

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:01:10 +0000

(image) "It turns out that self-control, and all the benefits from it, may not be related to inhibiting impulses at all. And once we cast aside the idea of willpower, we can better understand what actually works to accomplish goals, and hit those New Year's resolutions."willpower

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It's Time To End The Fat-Phobia In Theater

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:02:27 +0000

(image) Maggie Rogers: "It is time to talk about the elephant in the room: me. I'm the elephant. I'm the fat girl playing the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet senior year of high school, because as a fat girl you only play grandmas or other 'undesirable' characters. I am the fat girl who sits behind the […]fatphobia

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If Criticism Is Just A Killjoy, Is It Worth Caring About?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:32:21 +0000

(image) "The delusion isn’t that criticism is important; it is important, the more so as discourse increasingly takes the form of people screaming at each other on the internet. The delusion is that critics can ever transcend the subjectivity that makes good criticism so interesting in the first place. And if a certain negativity, even a […]Akey_Criticism_FI-1

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Why 'Three Billboards' Is Off In What It Says About America Today

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:03:51 +0000

(image) Wesley Morris: "This is a revenge movie that's also a dead-child tragedy that's also a local-law-enforcement comedy that leaves room for physical comedy, cancer and a bad date. ... Meanwhile, the issues of the day come and go: brutal police, sexual predators, targeted advertising. It's like a set of postcards from a Martian lured to […]3 billboards

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Instagrammers Are Ruining The Experience Of Travel

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:31:47 +0000

(image) Tourists have always taken photographs. Like graffiti, it’s a very human way of saying “I was here”. But in the pre-digital age, because of the expense of film as well as high shooting ratios, you were lucky if you ended up with one usable picture. Now “influencers” can take as many photographs as they need, […]4462

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The Protest Song Is Back! Pop Music Is More Political Than At Any Time Since The '60s

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:04:13 +0000

(image) And you can guess why. Dorian Lynskey, author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, talks with Spencer Kornhaber about the current revival of political pop and its pitfalls.protest pop

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Pop Culture Has Been Painting Harassment And Predatory Behavior As Romantic For A Long Time

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:36:09 +0000

(image) As one male character in Gossip Girl sais in a wedding toast, "In the face of true love you don't just give up, even if the object of your affection is begging you to." Julie Beck lays out some of the owrrying examples, from "Baby, It's Cold Outside" to "Blurred Lines" and from Say Anything […]predatory pop

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'The Boy Factor' - Do Young Men Get An Unfair Advantage In Dance Competitions?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:05:03 +0000

(image) It sure seems that way, various teachers and judges tell Sarah Nagle. Why? Basically, the law of supply and demand.boy factor

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Windfall Or White Elephant? Great American Songbook Foundation Gets A Huge Donation It May Not Be Able To Afford

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:34:54 +0000

(image) "The Great American Songbook Foundation is around 10 years old and has an annual budget of less than $1 million, so accepting the donation of the $30 million Asherwood Estate is ... well, complicated." The gift isn't cash: it's an actual estate with mansion, pool and golf course - and there are restrictive covenants attached […]windfall or white elephant

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Even With Free Admission, Attendance At Baltimore's Art Museums Is Falling

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:18:39 +0000

(image) "Eleven years ago, when Baltimore's two largest art museums" - the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art - "joined a nationwide trend by announcing that they would drop admission fees, the news was applauded in newspapers from New York to Detroit to Jackson, Miss. ... [But] after initial surges in attendance, museums […]baltimore

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There's A Painted-Over Sol LeWitt In A Houston Dentist's House

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:03:50 +0000

(image) "The site-specific Wall Drawing #679 - a grid of blue squares segmented by red and yellow lines - had been commissioned by the late William F. Stern, a local architect and the home's previous owner. It was executed on the roughly 30-by-10-foot wall in the early 1990s, and covered up years later when the house […]Portrait Of Sol LeWitt

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Jazz Vocalist Marlene VerPlanck, 84

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:47:58 +0000

(image) "[She] a polished jazz vocalist who began her recording career in 1955, had a strong second career in the 1960s and '70s as a prolific jingle singer, sang backup on Frank Sinatra's Trilogy album, recorded solo albums throughout the '80s and '90s, and had a third career recently as she toured and performed to critical […]VerPlanck

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'The Awl' Is Shutting Down

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:32:27 +0000

(image) The webzine founded by Choire Sicha, Alex Balk, and David Cho in 2009 was eclectic and quirky: "On any given day, The Awl might play host to a story about colloidal silver, a guide to killing possums before they kill your chickens, or a novella-length examination of the TV show Adventure Time; there might be […]awl

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Anshel Brusilow, Former Conductor Of Dallas Symphony, Dead At 89

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:16:09 +0000

(image) "[He] served as music director and executive director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the early 1970s, and subsequently headed orchestra programs at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University." Earlier in his career, he was concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy and assistant concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra under George […]anshel brusilow

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Israel Philharmonic Chooses Successor To Zubin Mehta

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:01:25 +0000

(image) Lahav Shani, a 29-year-old conductor and pianist from Tel Aviv who first performed with the IPO at age 16, will become music director in 2020. Mehta, who joined the orchestra in 1969 and became its Music Director for Life in 1981, announced just over a year ago that he would step down in 2019.Lahav-Shani_credit-Marco-Borggreve

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Museum Show Full Of Fake Kandinsky And Malevich Paintings, Argue Experts

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:45:11 +0000

(image) The Museum of Fine Arts in the Belgian city of Ghent is hosting an exhibition of 20th-century Russian avant-garde works - attributed to Popova, Rodchenko, Goncharova, Malevich, Kandinsky, and others - from the private foundation of a Russian businessman and collector. A group of scholars and professionals argue in an open letter that these works […]fake art in ghent

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Of The Ten Bestselling Literary Novelists In The UK In 2017, Nine Were Women

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:30:05 +0000

(image) Leading the list is Margaret Atwood, thanks to the TV versions of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace. Runners-up are Sarah Perry and Helen Dunmore; Elena Ferrante came in at number five, followed by the only man in the top ten, Haruki Murakami.10 bestselling novelists

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Top Posts From AJBlogs 01.17.18

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:49:11 +0000

Recent Listening: Young/Promane Octet Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet Volume 2 (MAPL) ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-01-17  

Executive Director - Organ Historical Society

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:44:00 +0000

The Organ Historical Society (founded 1956) seeks a Chief Executive Officer to assume office July 1, 2018. 

New Irish National Opera Launches With Commitment To Irish Artists

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:57:18 +0000

(image) What’s new, though, is not the level of output. It’s the commitment to Irish talent. As INO’s artistic director Fergus Sheil explained, the company “wants to give pride of place to Irish singers and celebrate their work at home in Ireland the way it is celebrated in leading opera houses around the world. We want […]download

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Study: Hormones Influence The Kind Of Music We Like

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:31:13 +0000

(image) "A first-of-its-kind study from Japan reports men with higher testosterone levels are less likely to enjoy sophisticated music, such as classical, jazz, and avant-garde. Its findings raise the intriguing possibility that musical taste may be significantly influenced by our hormones."download

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