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When Did Being “Clever” Become A Bad Thing?

Is there really something wrong with being clever? Even if it can get on our nerves sometimes, its associations remain overwhelmingly positive: Cleverness is seen as a source of not just amusement but insight. – Hedgehog Review... | Read More

Alexa Now Helps Kids Create Stories

To create a new story, your child would begin by speaking, “Alexa, make a story,” and then following several prompts. The AI then generates an illustrated five-to-ten-line narrative — including animations, sound effects and music — built around their answers. – Engadget... | Read More

Artistic Producer

TITLE: Artistic ProducerSTATUS: FT ExemptDIVISION: ArtisticREPORTS TO: Artistic DirectorPOSTITION AVAILABLE: Immediately ABOUT STUDIO THEATRE Since its founding in 1978, Studio Theatre has been based in the historic neighborhood of Logan Circle in Washington DC. Inspired by the world around us, Studio brings personal, political plays to audiences across the Washington metropolitan area.... | Read More

A Prescription For Our Age: Long Poems?

Long poems really had been popular, with wide and diverse readerships, at various times in literary history. Is this a kind of reading that we should try to recover? There are signs that the long poem might be making a comeback. – Psyche... | Read More

Berlin’s Massive New Museum Of The 20th Century Under Attack As “Climate Killer”

There has been growing criticism of its main construction material, concrete – one of the highest contributors to carbon dioxide emissions – and of its open and transparent internal structure, which will require a highly sophisticated ventilation system to maintain temperature and humidity levels. – The Guardian... | Read More

Artwork Rescued Before The Bombing Of Kyiv Goes On Show In Spain

Titled “In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s,” the show is branded as the most comprehensive survey of Ukraine’s avant-garde movement. – Artnet... | Read More

Plans For Makeover Of London’s National Gallery Assailed As “Clownish”

The architect of the controversial Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London has publicly hit back at plans to completely rebuild it, accusing the new designer of “making our building look like a circus clown”. – The Art Newspaper... | Read More

The Rockettes Get Their Own Hallmark Christmas Movie

Julie Branam, who directs and choreographs the beloved Radio City Music Hall dance troupe, talks about the dance in the film, titled (what else?) A Holiday Spectacular. – Dance Magazine

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This Year’s Venice Biennale Sets Attendance Record

It must, however, be noted that the 2022 exhibition ran longer than usual, stretching over 197 days instead of 173 days in 2019. According to the Biennale, 41% of this year’s visitors were from Italy while 59% came from other countries. – Hyperallergic... | Read More

2,500 Strip On Australian Beach For Spencer Tunick Piece On Skin Cancer

The installation is American photographer Spencer Tunick’s latest project, aimed at encouraging Australians to get regular skin checks. Legislation was changed to allow public nudity on the beach for the first time. Australia is the country in the world worst affected by skin cancer. – BBC... | Read More
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