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Indigenous Curators Are Helping Museums Reframe The Entire Story Of American Art

“With the aid of curators and artists from Native American backgrounds, curators across the U.S. are broadening narratives, questioning stereotypes, and collapsing categories.” – Artnet

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Indigenous Curators Are Helping Museums Reframe The Entire Story Of American Art

“With the aid of curators and artists from Native American backgrounds, curators across the U.S. are broadening narratives, questioning stereotypes, and collapsing categories.” – Artnet

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Special Grants Let Bay Area BIPOC Arts Groups Get One Of The Most Important Things An Organization Can Have

And that is? Their own real estate. A $3 million Performing Arts Acquisition Fund from the Hewlett Foundation has enabled five community-based groups buy the spaces in which they do their work. – San Francisco Chronicle

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CNN+, The Upcoming Streaming Service WarnerMedia Is Hurling Cash At

The news giant has already poached Audie Cornish from NPR and Chris Wallace from Fox for CNN+ (rumor has it they dangled $20 million at Rachel Maddow), and it’s bringing on its own stars (Anderson Cooper, Sara Sidner) as well. The suits insist, “This is not CNN 2.” – Vanity Fair

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Boris’s Government Says It Will Eliminate The BBC TV License Fee. What Is That? (An Explainer)

It’s the way the BBC is funded — a flat fee, currently £159 ($217) a year, charged to every household in the UK that has a television. Here’s an explanation of how that money is spent, why the fee was just frozen, and why the Tories want to kill it. – BBC

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Hamburg’s Massively Expensive Elbphilharmonie Has Proven A Massive Success

By the time the concert hall opened in 2017, it was six years late and had cost €866 million, ten times the initial budget. Five years on, concert audiences have tripled, subscriptions have quadrupled, and the “Elphi” is a beloved symbol of the entire city. – The Guardian

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The Louvre Threatens To Sue Marine Le Pen For Using Its Image In A Campaign Video

The far-right National Rally party released a 3½-minute video this weekend showing its presidential candidate speechifying to the camera while walking back and forth in front of the Paris museum — whose management is very unhappy at being dragged directly into politics like this. – Artnet

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Ted Gioia Remembers Terry Teachout

“I always appreciated that warmth and compassion, but again I was hardly surprised. I had experienced it myself.” – Ted Gioia

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YouTube Removes “Dislike” Buttons And Engagement Goes Down

YouTube’s controversial move to remove public dislike counts in November was aimed at shielding smaller creators from harassment campaigns but has already started to discourage certain viewers from engaging with videos on the platform, new data suggests. –Variety

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Vicious Book Review Are Back With A Vengeance

If the hatchet job ever died, it is — like Gawker — back with a vengeance. In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the hatchet job is now the dominant mode of literary criticism for the internet era. – Los Angeles Review of Books

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