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Translation Is Not Just About Trading Words

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:29:20 +0000

(image) Since there is no such thing as a truly literal translation — no two languages’ grammars match, their vocabularies diverge, even punctuation has a different weight — there can be no such thing as a translation that is not “creative.” And while most of us translators think of ourselves as “faithful,” definitions of faithfulness can […]phpThumb_generated_thumbnail


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Why Feelings Deserve A Starring Role In Culture

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:02:21 +0000

(image) "We procure energy so that the organism can be perpetuated, but then we do something very important and almost always missed, which is hoard energy. We need to maintain positive energy balances, something that goes beyond what we need right now because that’s what ensures the future. What’s so beautiful about homeostasis is that it’s […]14074_da1e732bc2b7ce5dafda6bfc58a4b5ec


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Oslo's New Opera House Is The City's Most Striking, Democratic Building

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:28:45 +0000

(image) The most striking modern building in the capital of Norway proudly identifies itself as the Oslo Opera House. Yet a more democratically accessible building in this hereditary kingdom would be difficult to imagine. When I paid my first visit last year, young people were dangling their feet in the water from its roof. Yes, its […]Oslo Opera House


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Did This One Dance Change History?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:02:53 +0000

(image) Well, Netflix might have exaggerated a little bit in the second season of The Crown. "Well, that's nice. ... It's a lot of bulls**t."queen-dancing-059f6647f5d73b6a85881b2f389c8ef64fe8568b-s1500-c85


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How Sundance Is Recovering From Harvey Weinstein

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:32:59 +0000

(image) Very well, partly because of Amazon and Netflix. "This is no longer Mr. Weinstein’s freewheeling festival, the one he blasted into the public consciousness with eye-popping deals to bring male-gaze entries like Sex, Lies and Videotape and Reservoir Dogs to theaters. Sundance is now a prime showcase for women — films directed, produced and written […]22sundance-master768


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Philip Roth Talks About Life After Writing

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:01:24 +0000

(image) I had “a strong suspicion that I’d done my best work and anything more would be inferior. I was by this time no longer in possession of the mental vitality or the verbal energy or the physical fitness needed to mount and sustain a large creative attack of any duration on a complex structure as […]



Dallas Black Dance Theatre Director Suddenly Departs

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:32:27 +0000

(image) By all outward appearances, she had a successful start, quickly putting her own stamp on the company. End-of-the-year wrap-ups in The Dallas Morning News and other local performing arts publications cited Bridget Moore's contributions to the local dance scene as among the most important in 2017.1516404578-NGD_15DBDT_003ib


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Google Discovers That STEM Skills Aren't Most Important For Its Employees

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:01:37 +0000

(image) In 2013, Google decided to test its hiring hypothesis by crunching every bit and byte of hiring, firing, and promotion data accumulated since the company’s incorporation in 1998. Project Oxygen shocked everyone by concluding that, among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM expertise comes in dead last. The seven top characteristics […]Untitled-design-17


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Developer Destroys Frank Lloyd Wright Building In Montana

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:29:04 +0000

(image) Completed the year after Wright passed away, the building opened first as a clinic before it became a bank in 1964. It was then used as law offices when the bank moved 16 years later. In 2012, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with the only other surviving buildings […]Demolition of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building


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"Cool School" Artist Ed Moses, 91

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:01:39 +0000

(image) Moses will be remembered as an L.A. art world fixture, one of the city's most productive and experimental artists of the last half-century. He had a restless romance with abstract painting that sparked a perpetually evolving body of work, leading him to dub himself “The Mutator.” Moses formed the “Cool School” of artists — who […]la-1516307631-4k8zljy5pc-snap-image


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How A Huge Gift To A Philosophy Department Transforms It

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:31:15 +0000

(image) $75 million may seem modest compared with the $1.5 billion the Michael Bloomberg has given Hopkins over the years, until you realize the money is flowing to the school's small and underfunded philosophy department. That money will go a long way.shutterstock_118040215


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The Chemical Roots Of How You Feel

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:01:47 +0000

(image) The roots for the alignment between life processes and quality of feeling can be traced to the workings of homeostasis within the common ancestors to endocrine systems, immune systems, and nervous systems. They go back in the mists of early life. The part of the nervous system responsible for surveying and responding to the interior, […]14068_ab394288aed46588bdc90bf4b541ec0d


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Waterstone's Bookseller Reports Profits Up 80 Percent

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:02:54 +0000

(image) Sales in 2017 had been buoyed by the success of children’s books by David Williams as well as JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Non-book items such greetings cards, stationery and educational toys have proved a success with browsers and now account for 10% of turnover.3600


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Why The Art-Selfie App Caught The Internet By Storm

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:31:54 +0000

(image) "What’s great about the art selfie craze is that it efficiently harnesses other, less blatant, but still very zeitgeisty tributaries to the culture: irony in the face of high art; camera-conscious vanity; the obsession with statistical measurement (each match is given a percentage rating); online flirtation (if Google says you look like a Titian, you’re […]download


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Peter Mayle, Whose 'Year In Provence' Drastically Changed How Britons Vacation, Has Died At 78

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:01:24 +0000

(image) The book also opened Provence up to the world - but first to Britain. "Mayle’s relaxed amusement with the French villagers appealed to traditional British frustrations at dealing with their neighbours, and more important, it linked into what the writer George Mikes once described as the English love of enduring hardship: the lavender-scented pleasures of […]3872


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There's A New Music Academy In France, And Its Plan Is To (Finally) Diversify The Classical Music World

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:30:53 +0000

(image) Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky said his academy "was inspired by ambitious initiatives such as El Sistema, a program founded in 1975 that has provided hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan children with a music education, and the Demos project in France."16JAROUSSKY-1-superJumbo


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Scarlett Johannson Tells James Franco To Give Back His Time's Up Pin

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000

(image) Johansson addressed Franco, and the many allegations against him, at the Women’s March in L.A. She questioned "how a person could 'publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault, while privately preying on people who have no power.' She then added, 'I want my pin back, by the […]pae2cjrp0j9bqwftupwf


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Germany Invades The United States

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:45:28 +0000

(image) In board games, anyway. That's right: Board games are back, baby, especially Eurogames. "Most Eurogames are designed such that scoring comes at the end of the game, after some defined milestone or turn limit, so that every player can enjoy the experience of being a contender until the final moments. If this sounds somewhat Euro-socialistic, […]power2


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Julius Lester, Activist, Author, And Newbery Award Finalist, Dies At 78

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:30:18 +0000

(image) "After initially publishing the instruction book The Folksinger’s Guide to the 12-String Guitar as Played by Leadbelly with musician Pete Seeger in 1965, Professor Lester went on to write essays, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. Among the latter was 1968’s To Be a Slave, which was named a Newbery Honor Book – a finalist for […]Screen Shot 2018-01-21 at 22.08.15


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Some New Zealanders Can't Deal With Shakespeare In Maori Language

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:15 +0000

(image) The fairies in the latest production of Midsummer Night's Dream speak Te Reo, one of New Zealand's official languages, for about 20 percent of the production. "Online reviews left about the Pop-up Globe performance said the move was 'disrespectful' and 'bastardising' Shakespeare and confusing for audiences. Other theatre goers have made their equally damning views […]DUA8ZZCWkAAynvI


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Smithsonian Sites Remain Open In D.C. On Monday As Federal Government Remains Shut Down

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:00:25 +0000

(image) After Monday? Probably not; and the National Zoo webcams will also close down as the Zoo closes (personnel will still care for the animals, however). "The Smithsonian announced that it has 'funds available to keep the museums open on Monday. We will update this announcement as needed.'"mall1


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At Two Awards Shows, Different Top Contenders For Oscars Get Big Wins, Over The Weekend

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:30:26 +0000

(image) The Producers Guild Awards loved Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, but the Screen Actors Guild (where women headlined, and wore pink instead of black in reference to the weekend's many marches) went for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.36YM7GFQUNEA3BX6BM7X32CVIQ


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Cherokee Nation Member Wes Studi, The Star Of A New Film, Says Theatre Acting Is A Like The Adrenaline Rush Of War

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:15:35 +0000

(image) Community theatre, of course. Studi: "It was kind of a combination of the aftereffect of Vietnam in a way, in that — I won't say I was addicted or a junkie of adrenaline — but, you know, I tried a number of fairly dangerous things just to kick that off in my brain again. ... […]gettyimages-452202284_wide-552d12a11eb2d23ceff00838912bcb49426c5552-s1500-c85


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What's Next For The Partly Recovered San Antonio Symphony?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:11 +0000

(image) Some good things have happened since the near total shutdown in December: "The musicians have a contract that extends through August, and interim executive director Karina Bharne is in place. In addition, the original board, known as the Symphony Society of San Antonio is back at the helm with a new chairwoman, Kathleen Weir Vale. […]1024x1024


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This San Francisco Chinatown Building May Become The First U.S. Chinese American Museum

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:45:21 +0000

(image) It may be an idea whose time has come, especially if it honors recently - and suddenly - deceased mayor Ed Lee. "The 838 Grant Ave. property is just a block from historic Portsmouth Square, which some politicians have already begun pushing to rename after Lee. Now there is talk of blending the two efforts, […]920x1240 (1)


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The Power - And Importance - Of Fragonard And His Merry Band

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:30:50 +0000

(image) Were his "fantasy portraits" actually a group of random people that he dressed in theatrical costumes? Are the dynamic canvases painted from memory instead of from life? "Fragonard’s drawing is a Rosetta stone whose implications are still to be fully interpreted and absorbed, despite the pioneering scholarship of several of the authors who have previously […]fragonard-girl-reading


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A Tacoma Artist Gets Love From The Art Establishment, But Loving It Back Isn't His Goal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000

(image) Christopher Jordan says, "The whole idea is using public art and social media to connect the black diaspora. ... I see my work as supporting communities of color that have been disconnected — to have opportunities to engage, collaborate and share."MF_ChrisJordan01


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