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Fort Worth-Native and Scream Star Carlson Young on Her Feature Film Debut at Sundance

Fort Worth Country Day School alum Carlson Young knew she wanted to become an actress at a young age. She participated in theater in school and began looking for an agent at just 14 years old. When she was still in high school, Young got a role on a Disney TV show called As the … Continued

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Fort Worth-Native and Scream Star Carlson Young on Her Feature Film Debut at Sundance

Fort Worth Country Day School alum Carlson Young knew she wanted to become an actress at a young age. She participated in theater in school and began looking for an agent at just 14 years old. When she was still in high school, Young got a role on a Disney TV show called As the … Continued

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Calder, Miró, Léger, and More Expected to Fetch $22 M. in Christie’s London 20th Century Art Sales

After December sales across New York and Hong Kong marked a solid close to a challenging year in the art market, the top auction houses are optimistically gearing up for the new year. Among them is Christie’s, which has announced highlights for two marquee sales in London this March. Heading to those sales are a group of eight works from a single private French collection by modernists... | Read More

Virtual Tourism via Painted Panoramas

This past April, amid pandemic bans, the Faroe Islands announced a new tourism strategy: virtual tours. Online visitors signed up to view a feed from a camera attached to the helmet of a local, whose movements could be prompted using the directional arrows. Users thus got interactive, wide-angle views of the archipelago’s mountains, sheep, villages, and waterfalls.

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Stand-Up Comedian Jailed For Jokes He Hadn’t Told Yet

On New Year’s Day, Munawar Faruqui, a rising talent in India’s relatively new comedy circuit, was starting off a two-week tour with a gig in Indore when the leader of a Hindu extremist group accused Faruqui, who is Muslim, of “insulting religious sentiments” (a crime in India) and had him arrested. He had not yet even started his routine. Two courts have denied him... | Read More

Inside the Deserted Louvre, Art by Incarcerated Artists, a Reattributed Rembrandt, and More: Morning Links from January 27, 2021

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THE WORK OF INCARCERATED ARTISTS IS FINALLY RECEIVING widespread attention, thanks to projects like a major show at MoMA PS1 in New York that Nicole R. Fleetwood organized to accompany her book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. One of the... | Read More

Will The Big U.S. Publishing Houses Be Backing Away From Conservative Political Books?

“There are some in the industry who believe houses have a responsibility to publish a wide range of viewpoints, seeing it as a First Amendment issue.” (And conservative books have tended to sell well.) “But a burgeoning group of mostly younger industry members argue” — especially in the wake of the Capitol riot and Simon & Schuster’s subsequent cancellation... | Read More

‘A $75 Million Bet That The Future Of Photography Won’t Always Involve Cameras’

“Leading stock photography company Shutterstock announced today that it has acquired TurboSquid, a digital media company that sells 3D assets, for $75 million. The move is both a talent and an IP acquisition, and it will give Shutterstock’s two million customers … access to raw materials for making images from scratch.” – Fast Company

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In Rape Case, Filmmaker Luc Besson Is — Well, Not Exonerated, Exactly …

The charge by actress Sand Van Roy was first made in May 2018; it was dismissed for lack of evidence nine months later, and subsequently reopened following a civil complaint by Van Roy. After a five-hour hearing in Paris this week, the judge declared Besson an “assisted witness,” a status under French law which means there is currently not enough evidence to prosecute but that the... | Read More

He Saved 669 Children From Nazis — A New Book Tells His Story To Kids

In Nicky & Vera, Peter Sís chronicles the work of Nicholas Winton, who helped hundreds of kids escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1938.

(Image credit: Courtesy family of Vera Gissing)

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