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A Korean American Artist Is Physically Attacked In New York

Kate Bae was on her way to her temporary job at the Census Bureau, near Bryant Park in Manhattan, when a man walked up to her and punched her in the face. The artist says she’s almost used to harassment (though of course not physical attacks) at this point: “Bae, a Korean American, says that she has been routinely harassed in the streets of New York in the past few months.”... | Read More

Phoebe Robinson’s Path From Podcaster To TV Show Host To Publishing Mogul

OK, “mogul” might be stretching it. But Robinson, author of You Can’t Touch my Hair and Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, has a deal with Penguin Random House for her own imprint, Tiny Reparations Books. She says now is a good time. “I think the publishing industry is hearing — I think they are more receptive to the sort of critique that’s being... | Read More

Botanical Art Collective Summer Show: Virtual Exhibition

Enjoy the newest summer (virtual) exhibition from the Botanical Art Collective of North Central Texas, juried by curator Erin Starr White. The artists represented in this virtual exhibition are inspired by plants and the natural world; their work celebrates the range of the genre of botanical art. The Collective is comprised of a community of artists interested in sharing, exploring, and... | Read More

When A Hindu God Shows Up In A K-Pop Video

It wasn’t a great look for the massively popular K-Pop band Blackpink, and their Hindu fans let them know immediately. They weren’t “cancelled” or anything like that, but they listened, or their management did. “The swift re-editing of the Blackpink video illustrated how K-pop fans, who are deeply invested in the mythmaking of their musical idols, use the... | Read More

If Working From Home Is So Great, Why Are People Longing For Their Workplaces?

Well sure, when you’re working at the office, you think you might prefer working from home. And then a global pandemic hits. “We adjusted to being, in Laurence Scott’s phrase, ‘four-dimensional humans.’ We learned that this fourth dimension, online, bears only a deceptive resemblance to the three-dimensional world. They do things differently there. In this world of... | Read More

Yes, Houston Ballet, We’re Feeling The ‘Dancing With Myself’ Video

We’re all tired of the Netflix queue and staring out the window at life not being lived on our streets. So the smart, well-edited, fun video set to the Billy Idol classic song Dancing with Myself is just the safe dance party that we needed, six months into this pandemic, and counting. – Dance Magazine

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Reality TV Is Only Now Starting To Grapple With Its Deeply Ingrained Racism

And it’s an intense reckoning, after two white stars of a Real Housewives spinoff were fired when news went public that they had “called the police on former castmate Faith Stowers in 2018 in an attempt to implicate her in a crime she did not commit.” Some of the dominos may be starting to fall – but “as is the case in many corners of the entertainment industry,... | Read More

Philippine Lawmakers Refuse To License A Broadcaster That Criticizes The Government

This is, in case it’s not clear, a dictatorial move. “The results of the vote — slammed by critics as an assault on press freedom — could potentially keep the radio, TV and internet giant from broadcasting until the end of Duterte’s term in 2022.” – Yahoo News

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Philippine Lawmakers Refuse To License A Broadcaster That Criticizes The Government

This is, in case it’s not clear, a dictatorial move. “The results of the vote — slammed by critics as an assault on press freedom — could potentially keep the radio, TV and internet giant from broadcasting until the end of Duterte’s term in 2022.” – Yahoo News

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Marga Richter, Composer With A Career Spanning Eight Decades, 93

Richter was “a prolific composer whose determination to be heard in a male-dominated field once led her to rent Merkin Concert Hall to stage a program of her own works” – and she wrote nearly 200 in a career spanning back to the 1940s. – The New York Times

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