Dutch Design Week Highlights: G18 – Graduation Show in 10 Projects

G18, stands for the 18th edition of the graduation show, one of the main presentations during the yearly Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The 208 projects from 185 graduates – and over 11 miles of power cable to get everything wired – demonstrate the scale of this year's presentation by the students of the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE).For the first time, the exhibition takes place at the Campina site instead of the "De Witte Dame" academy building which has become a familiar visit for its audie...
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Cast Drawings on Your Phone to Your Television Using a Chromecast and This App

Our family’s Thanksgiving is huge. After everyone is done eating, we’re typically searching for some sort of “activity” that both the kids and the older folks can enjoy, which for the past few years has involved a spirited game of Pictionary.Read more...
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Everything About The 2019 Golden Globes

Here’s a collection of stories and a future live-blog for the ceremony, which starts at 8 Eastern tonight. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, 01.06.19

One Of Hollywood’s Early, Prolific (Woman) Directors Gets Two Movies Restored

A century ago, Lois Weber ruled Hollywood, directing 138 films and being counted as one of the three finest minds in the industry, alongside DeMille and Griffith. Her biographer: “She was a very vocal advocate for cinema’s ability to portray complex social issues in a popular narrative form. … She considered cinema what she called ‘a voiceless language.’ And by that I think she meant cinema had an ability to convey ideas to anybody, regardless of their educational level, regardless of their comm...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Griffith, DeMille, Lois Weber, 01.05.19

7 Ways Lighting Can Transform Your Home

The interior of your home is defined by a unique combination of factors, including the layout of your furniture, your choice of colors and textures, and the unique pieces of artwork or decorations that you hang on your walls. But one of the most important elements for creating the right atmosphere is also one of the most overlooked—your lighting. Your choices in lighting type, position, intensity, and character can completely make or break the ambiance and functionality of the rooms of ...
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Broadway Hot Damn!

I am in love with the BroadwayHD channel on Amazon Prime Video. I'm convinced that HD stands for Hot Damn!When we were working on Yeast Nation, last summer, Greg Kotis told me that he and Mark Hollmann had based their story loosely on both Macbeth and Antigone. So I watched both plays on video, and it helped me a lot with Yeast Nation.And then I wanted to see the rest of the Oedipus trilogy, which includes Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. One way to see them was to subscribe ...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Theatre, Bbc, Live, Broadway, Morgan Freeman, John, Theater, Shakespeare, Plays, Dorothy, Macbeth, Juliet Stevenson, Scott Miller, Gene Wilder

One Piece Knife

Beautiful knife with handle made out of folded single piece of stainless steel. Origami inspired futuristic one piece knife designed by Johanna Gauder. Also check out: Nesting Knives
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A Choreographer Creates An Homage To Fluidity, Biculturalism, And A Classic Third-Wave Feminist Book

That’s right, choreographer Miguel Gutierrez titled his new dance after the classic anthology This Bridge Called My Back – but with the word “ass” instead of back in his title. “‘What underlies ‘This Bridge,’ Mr. Gutierrez said, is a consideration of something that has long piqued him: ‘the perception that artists of color are always doing content work’ — dealing with identity politics — ‘and white artists are only doing form and line.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Audience, Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez, 01.04.19

Breaking Down The Critic-Proof Appeal Of A Netflix Film

Why is anyone, much less seemingly everyone, watching Netflix’s deeply mediocre (if even that) Bird Box? Some critics try to explain. For one thing: “It’s like a taunt: The negative reviews pour in, so the streaming site ― which otherwise doesn’t publicize viewership data ― deflects with a not-so-humble brag that can’t be fact-checked. How convenient.” – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 01.05.19

We Can Only Watch The Ocasio-Cortez Dance Video Meta-Meme Because Of A Vital Copyright Case

The video, and its many predecessors, and the many dancing videos it’s spawned since a right-wing Twitter user tried to use it to shame the Congressional representative, is only available because the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed back (pushed back hard) against takedown notices from a record label … and won. – Wired
Tags: Art, Twitter, Ideas, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Congressional, 01.03.18

Los Angeles – Bridget Riley: “Painting Now” at Sprüth Magers Through January 26th, 2019

Bridget Riley, Quiver 3 (2014), via Spruth Magers Comprising work made between 1960 and the present, Bridget Riley: Painting Now at Sprüth Magers LA surveys the development of the British artist’s career-long exploration of looking and seeing in relation to the capacities of painting and picture making. Her work, consisting of tightly-interlocked bands of color and […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Bridget Riley, Sprüth Magers, Spruth Magers Comprising, Sprüth Magers LA

Hastings Pier Won The Prestigious Stirling Prize In 2017, But Now It’s Closed For ‘Improvements’ That Are Sparking A Social Media War

So this is going well: “Hastings residents accuse [owner Sheikh Abid] Gulzar of cheapening the listed Victorian structure with plans for an amusement arcade and the installation of gold-painted fibreglass animals, including an elk, a bison and a baby hippopotamus.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, Hastings, 01.06.19, Sheikh Abid -RSB- Gulzar

Keeping Track Of What You See Can Lead To Eye-Opening Statistics

Howard Sherman kept track of statistics about his theatregoing in 2017, and didn’t like the numbers he came up with. Did he see more plays by women and nonbinary folks and more plays by people of color in 2018 – and what will change in 2019? – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, Howard Sherman, 01.04.19

Propwatch: the beer in ‘Sweat’

“Propwatch always keeps an eye on the drinks cabinet, because liquor is character.” – David Jays
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 01.06.19

Vinyl Sales Grew By Leaps And Bounds In 2018 – And So Did Cassettes

Wait, cassette tapes? Yes (driven, as movie fans could guess, by Guardians of the Galaxy compilations). “Vinyl sales grew by just shy of 12 percent from 8.6 to 9.7 million sales, while cassette sales grew by almost 19 percent from 99,400 to 118,200 copies sold in the US.” But CD sales were in freefall, making physical media take another dip. – The Verge
Tags: Art, Music, US, 01.06.19

This Weekend, A Play Challenging ‘Hamilton’ Is Having Its Day

Ishmael Reed’s The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of several strands of recent work critiquing the narrative of one of the defining musicals of our age. For one thing, Hamilton wasn’t an abolitionist – and the musical utterly fails Native Americans, Reed and many academics have said. The play is about “‘a playwright who is misled by a historian of white history into believing that Alexander Hamilton was an abolitionist,’ and his path to learning Hamilton’s true story.” – The New York Time...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Hamilton, Reed, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ishmael Reed, 01.04.19

The Architecture Research That Is Changing, And Charging Up, Human Rights

Research architecture is the name for an organized movement of investigative journalists, AI experts, archaeologists, lawyers, and others who are engaged in “the politics of space, especially how it is manipulated by states and corporations against civilians and the environment – from drone strikes in Pakistan to mining in the Amazon.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Pakistan, Visual, 01.06.19

Let’s Not (Ever) Forget The Glories Of Reading Iris Murdoch

“I had, I think, finally been introduced to the private world of reading that many people inhabit; a dream state I now regard as a portal to the act of breathing life into fictional worlds of one’s own. That first Murdoch novel seemed like a belief system transformed into story, given to me to make of it what I wanted, on my own.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, Murdoch, Iris Murdoch, 01.03.19

The Architecture Of Cuarón’s 1970s Mexico City

For instance, there was the 1943 Cine Metropolitan, a movie theatre where a couple of key Roma scenes take place. “‘Cinemas were like this,’ he says reverently. ‘When I was a kid I would love to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the beginning of the movie to see the curtain opening slowly and the expectation of what you are going to see next.'” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Mexico City, Roma, Visual, Cuaron, 01.03.19

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Historian Of Black Suffragists, Has Died At 77

Terborg-Penn didn’t let history departments get away without telling a fuller story than the one they had, for decades, been telling. Her work successfully “challenged the existing narrative that was dominated, and framed, by white activists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 01.04.19, Rosalyn Terborg Penn, Terborg Penn

Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Conversation’ With Kevin Hart Shows The Worst Of Talk-Show Culture

The talk-show host, who is “the most influential openly gay person alive, gave Hart a massive platform and let the homophobic tweets that led to him stepping down from the gig go unquestioned.” But hey, we’re all buddies here, right? Er. “At the exact moment when popular culture is finally reckoning with its bigoted history, the country’s most famous daytime host, whose own career was almost destroyed by homophobia, is prioritizing an agenda that does not serve the viewers who look to her for wi...
Tags: Art, Media, Kevin Hart, Ellen Degeneres, Hart, 01.05.19


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In Book ‘News,’ Most Writers Earn Below The Poverty Line From Their Writing

Wow, who knew? The news really is that things have gotten worse for authors, and there’s no surprise about the culprit: “The decline in earnings is also largely because of Amazon’s lion’s share of the self-publishing, e-book and resale market.” – The New York Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, Words, 01.05.19

What’s Behind The Explosion Of Merchandise From Hogwarts?

What was a joke in 2001 is a reality in 2019: You can buy a Harry Potter egg cup and toast branding set or a Hedwig lip balm (really? Owl lip balm?). That’s because “everything changed last March, when Warner Bros announced a new brand: WIZARDING WORLD.” In other words, the books and movies might be a decade old, but marketing is evergreen. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Hogwarts, 01.04.19

The Millions, One Of The Last Indie Book Magazines, Has Been Bought By Publishers Weekly

After a nearly 16-year run, The Millions, which was truly one of the last outposts of the early 2000s book blogging culture, has made a decision: “While the magazine’s coverage of books, arts, and culture [will] continue, it will now be as a property of PWxyz, the parent company of Publishers Weekly.” – Vulture
Tags: Art, Words, Publishers Weekly, 01.03.19

The Surprises From The Oscars Music Shortlists

The Academy had discontinued music shortlists after 1979 – but then it brought them back last year, claiming indies and small films from the first half of the year would have a better chance in the song and score categories. Oh really? – Variety
Tags: Art, Music, Academy, 01.05.19

If You Throw A Choose Your Own Adventure, But There’s No Actual Adventure, What’s The Point?

Dear Netflix: What are you doing with Bandersnatch? (Of course, Netflix’s goal is simply to have more time spent on Netflix, which a meandering choose-your-own-adventure Black Mirror movie accomplishes quite well.) One critic: “I wanted either more control or less. I didn’t want just to declare the outcomes, I wanted to influence the motivations. Otherwise the outcomes have no grounding, no purpose.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Black Mirror, Audience, Bandersnatch, 01.04.19

Ballet Isn’t Only Women – It’s Also Trans, Nonbinary, And Genderqueer Dancers

At least, that’s one push for 2019 from the dancers themselves, who are ready, whether the classical ballet world is or not, for more than just partner training for male-identified dancers and pointe training for those who identify as female. – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, 01.04.19

bbhugme pregnancy pillow designed by Norwegian...

bbhugme pregnancy pillow designed by Norwegian pre/post-natal chiropractors. It's multipurpose (full body, arm/back rest, rest ON your belly, nursing, newborn hangout) and adjustable (slide the silicone pebbles to adjust density and double as teethers) (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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