Archive for April, 2018

What Larry Harvey Created With Burning Man

Burning Man is far, far, far from perfect. It’s still mostly hedonistic (with some awesome exceptions) and corny at times. It’s very white (The Root and The Guardian have both done great interviews with black Burners talking about why). There is always some percentage of douchebags (usually around 20-30 percent) who suck and do stupid things. And, sure, there’s plenty of sex and drugs... | Read More

Citing ‘Frustration’ Over Delay for $8 M. Jeff Koons Sculpture, Producer Joel Silver Sues Gagosian Gallery [Updated]

Earlier this month, Steven Tananbaum sued the gallery and Koons's studio for the "non-delivery" of three sculptures. Read More

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Avengers Sets New All-Time Opening Weekend Box Office Record – $630 Million

Internationally, Infinity War dislodged Jurassic World ($316.7M) at No. 2 (that movie also had China at open). In comps that did not include China at the bow, Infinity War‘s overseas start blew past Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($314M) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281M). Worldwide. Only three movies had previously topped $500M in their openings: F8, The Force Awakens... | Read More

How Theatre Can Help Us See Bodies Differently

The power of theatrical visibility has the potential to create real change in society towards the acceptance of “othered” individuals, as we have seen from the power of queer characters onstage, which translated from the stage to movies and TV, and, finally, into the national vocabulary. But this progress has notably lagged when it comes to the representation of disability onstage.

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NEWS: Clark Art Institute Announces 2018–19 Fellows

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‘Brooklyn Is Not for Sale’: Decolonize This Place Leads Protest at Brooklyn Museum

Demands included the replacement of museum staff and board members with artists and community organizers. Read More

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NEWS: Judith Leiber (1921–2018)

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Leonard Bernstein And His Struggle For A New American Music

This August will mark Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. The centenary celebrations started last August and are worldwide. The Bernstein estate counts more than 2,000 events on six continents. And there is plenty to celebrate. But if Bernstein remains a figure of limitless fascination, it is also because his story is archetypal. He embodied a tangled nexus of American challenges,... | Read More

‘Family Pictures’ at Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More

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Hero Cowboy Catches Giant Dinosaur Alligator Blocking Traffic Near a Whataburger: Only in Texas

Rubberneckers received quite the surprise Monday morning on US 59 in Cleveland, Texas. The highway was blocked and one lane of traffic was shut down. But it wasn’t some grisly car accident. It was a hulking giant gator trying to cross the road. How hulking? The alligator measures in at 11 and a half feet … Continued

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