Archive for October, 2022

Judge blocks Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger

A federal judge blocked Penguin Random House's proposed purchase of Simon & Schuster, saying that the joining of two of the world's biggest publishers could "lessen competition."

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Drag queen Pattie Gonia wanted a scary Halloween costume. She went as climate change

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November 2022

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Program Director for Museum Studies

JOB TITLE: Program Director

DEPARTMENT: Museum Studies

REPORTS TO: Dean, Graduate & Professional Studies

Summary:

This will be a two-year visiting faculty appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The program director will oversee the MA in Museum Studies program and is responsible for providing leadership for the faculty and students in the program.... | Read More

Houston’s Own Downton Abbey Mansion Sells For a Houston Record — More Than $20 Million Sale Sets New Single-Family Mark

On the market beginning in 2019 for a cool $29.5 million, the British-style manor house at 120 Carnarvon in the Memorial area has finally sold. It went for several million below that initial asking price. The 26,000 square foot property, which could double for Downton Abbey, has been sold for an undisclosed figure but the … Continued

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Adding Up Hurricane Damage To Florida Theatres

Part of the roof caved in on the 393-seat main auditorium of the Rep’s historic Arcade Theatre. The orchestra pit was under six feet of water, which nearly reached the edge of the seats. Three inches of thick black sludge covered the administrative offices, rehearsal halls, and storage areas. – American Theatre

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An ABT Star’s Road Back After A Ruptured Tendon

Jumping remains a challenge; and regaining power has been difficult. “My tendon that severed feels different,” he said. “It feels like a foreign entity. Like I’ve been returned from a U.F.O., and I’m just a little different.” – The New York Times

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How Diaghilev Modernized Dance

One defining characteristic of Sergei Diaghilev’s personality, complementary to his capacity to make things happen and get things done, was a low boredom threshold. – LitHub

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Meet Alana Mayo, the young, Black, queer studio executive who greenlit ‘Till’

Mayo may be the new face of Hollywood star-makers. The president of Orion Pictures is under 40, and dedicated to realizing unique artistic visions in a risk-adverse industry.

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Disneyland Shanghai Visitors Trapped Inside Until They Could Take COVID Tests

As well as the theme park, surrounding areas such as the shopping street were also abruptly closed shortly after 11:30 local time (3:30 GMT). Videos posted on Chinese social media site Weibo showed people rushing to the park’s gates following the announcement but finding them already locked. – BBC

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