Archive for August, 2018

Hidden Texas Cheeseburger Haven Named America’s Best Burger Chain: True Mom-and-Pop Operation is Drawing Major National Love

America’s best burger chain is hiding out in Texas. Austin favorite P. Terry’s has been named America’s Best Burger Chain — and a hidden one at that — by Southern Living magazine. Of course, that’s hidden nationally. Any self-respecting aware Austin resident will tell you that P. Terry’s epic burgers are common knowledge in these … Continued

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Some Fascinating Conjecture About National Portrait Gallery Attendance Figures

The gallery’s exhibition figures for last year and the first part of 2018—which are not in dispute, because they are ticketed and thus use a different system—will no doubt give the gallery pause for thought, because its contemporary exhibitions have been poorly attended.

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Two Mexican Artists Created Acclaimed Murals At LA’s Central Library. Then They Were Deported

For months, the Central Library has not publicly addressed the artists’ deportations or disclosed their case to patrons or press who have covered the “Visualizing Language” exhibit at the Central Library.

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‘A Very Fragile, Delicate Sound’: Preview Art21’s Profile of Pioneering Sound Artist Susan Philipsz in Berlin

The artist is known for her nuanced pieces about how audio material relates to history, and how it can affect the psyche. Read More

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Highly Regarded LA Central Library Lit Program Directors Out In Wake Of Mural Artists’ Deportation Controversy

The Los Angeles literary landscape shifted significantly this week with the departure of Louise Steinman from ALOUD, the reading series based at the downtown Central Library that she founded and ran for 25 years. A representative of the Library Foundation confirmed the departure of Steinman and ALOUD associate director Maureen Moore, who was the driving force behind the rotunda exhibit... | Read More

Independent Music Festivals Say Live Nation’s Dominance Of Music Industry Is Stifling Competition

The US company or its subsidiaries control some of the country’s biggest outdoor live music events including Latitude, Isle of Wight festival, Reading and Leeds, Parklife and Lovebox. The AIF said Live Nation had a 26% share of the market for events with a capacity of more than 5,000 people, compared to its nearest competitor, Global, with 8%.

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How Blue Can It Get? Simon Schama Visits The Pigment Archive Of Record

“Rows of pigments in tubes, jars, and bowls are visible through the doors of floor-to-ceiling cabinets. … There are the products of nineteenth-century chemical innovation — viridian green, cadmium orange, and the chrome yellow with which van Gogh was infatuated but which, over time, has begun to darken his sunflowers. But at the heart of the Forbes Collection are the natural... | Read More

Joanna Kamm Named Director of Liste Art Fair

She previously worked as a dealer and as an independent curator. Read More

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces List of Organizations for Projects in Austin and New Orleans

Bloomberg Philanthropies has named 50-plus organizations in Austin and New Orleans participating in the foundation’s Arts Innovation and Management Program. “The arts inspire people, provide jobs, and strengthen communities. This program is aimed at helping some of the country’s most exciting cultural organizations reach new audiences and expand their impact,” Michael Bloomberg said in a... | Read More

How Social Media Is Influencing Book Design

“If I don’t like the cover, I won’t photograph it and put it on my feed,” says Femke Brull, a “bookstagramer” who runs @booksfemme. While she won’t avoid promoting a loved, if less-attractive book, she opts for a snap of the title page instead – even if it is less memorable than a beautifully covered counterpart. And she will “pay extra” for what she considers a... | Read More

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