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Chief Executive Officer - Tateuchi Center

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:21:24 +0000

Tateuchi Center’s Chief Executive Officer will helm this 15-year-old nonprofit through the final phases required to fund, build, and open this highly flexible, world-class performing arts center in the heart of downtown Bellevue, WA.



Author Ursula Le Guin, 88

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:16:01 +0000

(image) Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several, including “The Left Hand of Darkness” — set on a planet where the customary gender distinctions do not apply — have been in print for almost 50 years. The critic Harold Bloom lauded Ms. Le Guin as […]



How Romance Writers Are Thriving In The Gig Economy

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:01:46 +0000

(image) "Although few have reached the flabbergasting success of “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James, a former fan fiction writer whose net worth now totals more than $58 million, I found that the median income for romance authors has tripled in the e-book era. And more and more are earning a six-figure income. This uptick occurred as other types […]940


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Poet Attacks Young Social Media Poets In Scathing Essay That Divides Poetry World

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:32:47 +0000

(image) Poet Rebecca Watts took to the pages of PN Review to lay out her disdain for “the cult of the noble amateur”, and her despair at the effect of social media on poetry. Highlighting the work of poets such as Kaur (whose debut collection Milk and Honey has sold more than 1m copies worldwide), Tempest and, […]3026


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Why Has A Once Obscure Canadian Psychology Professor Become So "Dangerous"?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:02:38 +0000

(image) "There have been several calls for his ouster from the University of Toronto — where he’s tenured — including a recent open letter to the dean of the faculty of arts and science signed by hundreds, including many of his fellow professors. Friends refuse to comment on him lest they be associated with his image. […]photo_85360_landscape_850x566


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We All Believe In Truth, Right? (Are You Sure?)

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:33:52 +0000

(image) "We argue for our positions, and get annoyed if they are challenged. Why do we do this? The obvious answer is that we believe the views we express (ie, we think they are true), and we want to get others to believe them too, becausethey are true. We want the truth to prevail. That’s how it seems. But […]idea_sized-titian_-_portrait_of_a_man_with_a_quilted_sleeve


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Douglas Coupland: Are Books About To Be Superceded By VR?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:02:06 +0000

(image) “Maybe books are overrated. Maybe they are an interim technology on the way to VR and we can now get rid of our books.”douglas_coupland_and_daniel_birnbaum_during_the_2018_verbier_art_summit


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The Cleveland Orchestra Is 100 Years Old. Is It America's Best?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:31:35 +0000

(image) Skeptics say that touring orchestras are steeled and on their mettle when they visit Carnegie Hall, adding, “They don’t play that way every week at home.” The Cleveland Orchestra, as I learned during a season (1988-89) spent as its program annotator and editor, plays that way every week, no matter what or where.23orchestra1-superJumbo[1]


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Writers Love Routines. So I Followed Famous Writers' Routines. It Wasn't Pretty

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:02:17 +0000

(image) "For one week, I would spend each day following a different writer’s routine. Now, I know that in changing it up every day I would no longer be participating in a routine, per se, but my rationalization was that this would be akin to a workout schedule, where you do different exercises each day—getting a little […]1516379854222-GettyImages-80399350


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The Leonardo Exception

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:29:32 +0000

(image) Leonardo da Vinci was not a consummate painter. He was first and foremost a scientist, inventor and experimenter, with an excess of artistic talent to help pay the rent and a trove of notebooks to document his true obsessions. What I admire and envy about him is that thirst and drive to know everything, and […]6a00d8341c562c53ef01bb09dce1bf970d-350wi


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How USC's Film School Handled It When A $5 Million Gift From Harvey Weinstein Became Radioactive

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:01:15 +0000

(image) Last year, Weinstein announced that he would donate $5 million to USC's School of Cinematic Arts to endow scholarships for female filmmaking students. When his years of sexual misconduct became public, the gift became a problem; one USC student said in a petition, "We don't need this money. What we need is some damn principles." […]harvey


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Senior Deputy Director/COO - Museum of the Moving Image

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:35:10 +0000

This position partners with the Executive Director to oversee ongoing operations of the museum, including administration, finance and our internal and external stakeholder’s experience.



Jack Whitten, Abstract Painter And Sculptor Discovered Late In Life, Dead At 78

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:31:55 +0000

(image) "As with many painters whose style matured during the late 1960s and early '70s, Whitten's career wasn't widely recognized until the past few years. But today, when Whitten's visually seductive paintings appear in major museum shows, it has become difficult to imagine a history of abstract painting without his work."jack whitten


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A Theatre Critic Reviews The NFL Season's Best Touchdown Celebrations

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:02:41 +0000

(image) Nelson Pressley: "Victory rituals have been part of football for decades. ... But this season's repertory ensembles are different from the soloists who have historically commanded the end zone, from Billy 'White Shoes' Johnson and his Funky Chicken to Ickey Woods ... doing his light-footed soft shoe known as the 'Ickey Shuffle.' ... Three Kansas […]NFL celebrations


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Welcome To The Era Of The Crowd (And What It's Doing To Us)

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:33:37 +0000

(image) Because tech companies like Facebook and Google make money off the sale of our personal data to advertisers, they depend on the attention of the masses to survive. And because their algorithms shape much of what we see online, it’s to their benefit to coerce us into thinking of ourselves not as individuals but as […]download


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Cellist Pulls Out Of New Concerto Premiere With Three Days' Notice, And L.A. Phil Comes Up With Daring Solution

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:03:39 +0000

(image) "There are said to be only three [other] cellists on the planet who have played [Bernd Alois] Zimmermann's incredibly demanding concerto, all in Europe. I'm not sure any other orchestra would have dared, or even could have dared, to go on. But management turned to three local musicians with exceptional new music chops - L.A. […]LA Phil concerto


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How Technology Is Changing Our Basic Senses

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:32:13 +0000

(image) "In a time when our environment is changing more rapidly than ever before—the inclusion of technology, potential for humans to travel to different planets, climate change—our senses are going to undergo a change to keep up with our environment’s transformation. It’s already happening, in fact."180119-basu-senses-tease_gyron7


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'I Am Not A Prophet,' Says Margaret Atwood

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:02:48 +0000

(image) "Let's get rid of that idea right now. Prophecies are really about now. In science fiction it's always about now. What else could it be about? There is no future. There are many possibilities, but we do not know which one we are going to have." (That said, she's "sorry to have been so right.")atwood


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Some Clear Trends About Movies That Grabbed Oscars' Zeitgeist

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:26:07 +0000

(image) “The Shape of Water,” a low-budget fantasy about a mute janitor who falls in love with an imprisoned sea creature, became 2017’s most decorated film on Tuesday, receiving 13 nominations from Oscar voters, one fewer than the record for the most in Academy Awards history.23OSCARNOMS-bestactress-hawkins-1516587117339-master675


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Should I Take My Daughter To See Opera, Where Terrible Things Happen To Women?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:05:01 +0000

(image) Actually, yes. "Asked if she wanted to copy Gilda's supremely self-sacrificing approach to romance, your correspondent's daughter replied: 'No, the opera made it quite clear that people who act like Gilda end up shanked and in a bag.'"opera for girls


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Listening To Classical Music Every Day Saved My Sanity, And It Can Save Yours

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:34:47 +0000

(image) Freelance writer, BBC Radio 3 presenter, and mother of a toddler Clemency Burton-Hill: "It turned out that, when I converted my listening habits into a conscious daily ritual, I began to feel less anxious almost immediately. I curated myself monthly classical playlists with a specific piece for each day. Getting on the Tube and pressing […]calssical music can save your sanity


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Long Wharf Theatre's Artistic Director Accused Of Sexual Assault And Harassment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:18:36 +0000

(image) Four women have gone on the record describing persistent unwanted sexual contact by Gordon Edelstein. "Six other former employees, women and men, described frequent sexually explicit remarks in the workplace." Several current and former Long Wharf employees say that other officers and board members had been alerted to Edelstein's behavior.long wharf


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Bayeux Tapestry Is Too Fragile To Loan To England, Say Curators Who Care For It

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:03:56 +0000

(image) "[Former Bayeux Museum director] Isabelle Attard said moving such a 'fragile, near-1,000-year-old roll of wool and linen' even a few metres was risky, never mind transporting it overseas." The curator directly responsible for the tapestry said that when he first heard news of the plan to loan the piece to Britain, he thought it was […]FRANCE-BRITAIN-DIPLOMACY-HISTORY


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French Arts Leaders Demand Abandonment Of Jeff Koons Memorial To Paris Terrorist Victims

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:47:34 +0000

(image) "In [an open] letter, the signees say that the work is symbolically inappropriate to its subject matter, that it will obstruct views of the Eiffel Tower, that erecting it would be financially irresponsible, that the pavement below couldn't possibly support the 30-ton work, and that no open call was made for artists to submit plans […]BKoons


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Hugh Masekela, 'Father Of South African Jazz' And Anti-Apartheid Champion, Dead At 78

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:32:31 +0000

(image) "[He] came to the forefront of his country's music scene in the 1950s, when he became a pioneer of South African jazz as a member of the Jazz Epistles, a bebop sextet that included the pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and other future stars. After a move to the United States in 1960, he won international acclaim […]hugh masekela


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One Of Hong Kong Booksellers Kidnapped By Chinese Police Abducted Again, 'Snatched' From Swedish Escorts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:16:48 +0000

(image) "Hong Kong-based publisher Gui Minhai, one of the Causeway Bay booksellers whose disappearance two years ago caused an international storm, was snatched again by mainland Chinese authorities from a train heading for Beijing over the weekend, his daughter reported on Monday."gui minhai


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Neil Diamond, Suffering From Parkinson's Disease, Will End His Touring

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:01:59 +0000

(image) The 77-year-old singer "made the announcement while in the midst of his '50-Year Anniversary World Tour.' In March, Diamond was set to visit New Zealand and Australia on the third leg of the tour. ... He is one of the world's most popular recording artists, having sold more than 130 million records."neil diamond


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