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Director of Development – Cultural Non-Profit

Based in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is a cultural institution with a global reach and impact. Founded in 1980, the 18-member dance company tours domestically and internationally with live music, a feature of every performance since 1996 when the MMDG Music Ensemble was formed.

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Director of Development – Cultural Non-Profit

Based in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is a cultural institution with a global reach and impact. Founded in 1980, the 18-member dance company tours domestically and internationally with live music, a feature of every performance since 1996 when the MMDG Music Ensemble was formed.

Known for his humor, wit, creativity, dedication to live... | Read More

Study: How Our Creativity Changes As We Get Older

"How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older? Does it begin to flag in adolescence? Before then? To investigate these questions, we and our colleagues recently conducted several experiments, which we relate in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

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Study: How Our Creativity Changes As We Get Older

"How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older? Does it begin to flag in adolescence? Before then? To investigate these questions, we and our colleagues recently conducted several experiments, which we relate in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

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How To Encourage And Support Canadian Content? Cut Budgets?

"As streaming services erode the broadcasting business model and render Canadian content regulations less effective, critics have accused the industry of fighting over who gets the best deck chair on the Titanic... But cutting the money that TV producers can get from broadcasters for their best work seems an odd way to encourage them."

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How To Encourage And Support Canadian Content? Cut Budgets?

"As streaming services erode the broadcasting business model and render Canadian content regulations less effective, critics have accused the industry of fighting over who gets the best deck chair on the Titanic... But cutting the money that TV producers can get from broadcasters for their best work seems an odd way to encourage them."

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Are We Really In A Time Of “Post-Truth”? That Presumes A Lot

Post-truth’s stations of the cross are pretty familiar. Most if not all of them are given some attention in each of the books under review. In terms of contemporary evidence, any journalistic book on the subject will do what all three of the ones here do at some length. They pick over the global warming “debate”; over claims made in the Brexit referendum – especially the notorious... | Read More

Instrument Designed By Leonardo da Vinci Is Built For The First Time

"The unusual instrument is a hybrid of elements from a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba. It looks like a harpsichord and has a set of strings, but rather than being plucked, the strings press against rotating wheels covered in horse hair – the same mechanism that produces sound in string instruments."

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You Want Diversity In The Arts? What About Political Diversity?

Should we care if art doesn’t reach the people who might learn something, reconsider a point of view, or see the dangers of a current value or belief?

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The Kennedy Center Honors Have Been Politicized. It May Be Difficult To Restore Their Place

"The Honors may be governed and selected by a nonprofit institution occupying a national memorial, but they are what passes in this country for knighthoods for the performing arts: the highest-profile awards bestowed for lifetime achievement in popular and high culture. Now that the culture wars have intervened, stoked by a president who has alienated many artists throughout the nation, one... | Read More

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