This bike reflector with true 360° visibility instantly makes night riding safer

You know what’s more eco-friendly than a fuel car, and cheaper than an electronic vehicle? Good-old man-power! Countries are slowly and surely realizing how much easier and healthier it is to commute via cycles. You can drive on footpaths, bike-lanes, roads, off-road, you can carry your bike into the subway to cover larger distances, and most importantly, you stay healthy. The only drawback to bicycling is that it’s difficult to spot a rider in low-light settings, and FLECTR’s award winning ad...
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Restored 19th-century ships' figureheads to go on display in Plymouth

The 14 carvings will hang from the ceiling in arts venue The Box, due to open in the springA collection of 19th-century wooden figureheads from British naval warships has been lovingly restored from the ravages of years at sea and will form a striking display at a new heritage and arts complex in Plymouth.The 14 figureheads, some of which were so badly water-damaged that their insides had turned into a soggy mulch, are to be suspended from the ceiling of The Box gallery and museum, which is due ...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Devon, Plymouth

Ben Platt Reveals Further Details About Upcoming MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film

Further details have been revealed for the upcoming Merrily We Roll Along film, starring Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, BWW News Desk

How Did A Promise For A Less Eurocentric Nobel Prize In Literature Turn Into Two European Winners?

And that’s not even taking into account the genocide apologist stance of the man who won. This two-year award “decision fails to demonstrate the widened perspective that Olsson promised. Taking him at his word, it invites questions about how diligent their search can have been, how knowledgeable the jury, and indeed how global a literary prize the Nobel can claim to be.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, 10.11.19

Beer Mug Socks

Hand knitted socks designed to look like large glass mugs filled with beer. Beer mug socks made by Vicky Djokic for Octoberfest and Halloween. Also check out: Pizza Socks and Sushi Socks
Tags: Design, Inspiration

An Historian Says To Be Wary Of Written History

Why? “People say: history will exonerate me! But history never exonerates anyone. In fact, this makes me very wary about the role of written history – how unfair written history can be.” – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 10.12.19


Strathmore offers free online courses in a variety of mediums and techniques.  I recently signed up for, and started, the painting with gouache course.  These are just a mix of exercises and a beginning painting using gouache.  I didn't have the colors required but used what I had on hand. I didn't have black paper so used the grey toned Strathmore paper I had to see how the gouache works over colored paper to cover - can't do this with watercolors. If you're inter...
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter

How Much Should Family Members Be Able To Edit Memoir?

Dan Kois wonders if, in the age of the internet, his daughter should have the kind of editorial control she wants. “The lesson of sharing your work with a family member is that sometimes the story you wrote in private becomes less precious to you when you face the possibility of hurting someone you love with it.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 10.11.19

The Photographer Who Shot New York’s Real Garbage Fires

In this case, “That’s a trash fire!” was not a metaphor: In 1969, Puerto Rican and other Latinx activists used garbage fires to get city services to finally take them seriously, and Hiram Maristany took photos of it all. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.11.19

The Pre-Raphaelite Women Get At Least Part Of Their Due

They were painters, too, not just muses for the men. Why doesn’t everyone know that? Er, for instance: The classic-looking Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund is not by one of the big boys of pre-Raphaelite art. It is the work of Evelyn De Morgan, a woman whose painting was often compared to that of Burne-Jones. Sir Edward, indeed, was scathing about the young artist in his private letters, a sure sign that he felt rattled by her talent.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.12.19

Ballet Has Transformed The Lives Of Women In This New Zealand Prison

At the Auckland Region Women’s Correction Facility, the Royal New Zealand Ballet has taken on a plan to make ballet more accessible. The teacher of the women who asked to join the class says, “Every week you can just see them become more confident. With confidence comes the drive to want to get better. They’re very engaged and very present.” – Stuff (New Zealand)
Tags: Art, Dance, 10.13.19

What Is THE LIGHTNING THIEF About? Oh We're Gonna Tell You

Listen up godlings, a god is speaking. It has come to our attention in a recent staff meeting that no one working here has any idea what The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical is really about. Well, thank the gods for yours truly, who is judging them all a little bit. [Author: Julie Musbach]
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Why Is The Paris Art Scene Roaring Back To Life?

Brexit. Or maybe Macron? In any case, “London galleries are launching new spaces in Paris, and US dealerships, who would once have chosen London as their European base, are going to Paris instead.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.12.19

Is ‘Porgy’ A Stereotype? Take Two

Part of the reason we think so is Sidney Poitier’s depiction of Porgy in the Otto Preminger movie. – Joe Horowitz
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 10.11.19

WNYC Is Dropping Its ‘New Sounds’ Radio Program After 37 Years

Joining all of us, “‘Why would they do that?’ Laurie Anderson, the avant-garde composer and musician who was the first artist interviewed on the show when it began back in 1982, said by telephone.” (It’s for more news and talk.) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 10.11.19

A Matter of Attribution & Legacy

Why is artist Angel “LA2” Ortiz not included when we’re discussing Keith Haring’s work? – Jan Herman
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 10.11.19

Our Languages Are Dying

Of the world’s 6000 languages, half are in linguistic collapse. A new film records their music. “The musical landscape is sometimes gentle, sometimes aggressive, but it always keeps our attention on the rich, incomprehensible, often overlapping chorus of words.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, 10.11.19

25 Rare And Cool Polaroid Prints Of Teen Girls In The 1970s

The 1970s were a party, full of exploration without explanation. They were all about discovery. The 1970s were colorful and innovative. The world stood at its most creative precipice of all. Colors and design exploded; television was cool and getting cooler, fashions… well, unfortunately they were what they were, but everything else in general was just plain far out. These old instant film... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Girls, Retro, Polaroid, 1970s

The Books That Made Nnedi Okorafor A Writer

Okorafor is already a star of the science fiction novel-writing community, and she penned some episodes of Marvel’s Shuri as well. But she’s also about to hit screens with an HBO series based on her book Who Fears Death and an Amazon Prime series that she and a co-author are adapting from Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed series. And the world can thank Michael Palin, Ben Okri, Tove Jansson, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar for inspiring her. – The Guardian (UK)
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Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza Get a first look at the production in the photos [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Centipede, Spider And Other Creepy Animal-Inspired Handbags Created By A Japanese Artist

How does a giant centipede sound to you? Or a giant spider? Or maybe a football-sized flea? Would you wear one of these creepy-crawlies as an accessory? Well, if your phobias hadn’t kicked in yet, we’ve got something interesting for you. Japanese artist Amanojaku to Hesomagari creates eerily lifelike handbags and accessories inspired by all sorts of insects and animals that not only look cool but... Source
Tags: Japan, Design, Weird, Handbags, Insects, Acessories

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at L.A. Opera's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Starring Renee Fleming

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza Get a sneak peek at the cast in action in the video [Author: Stage Tube]
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VIDEO: Listen to the Official Pre-Show Music For BEETLEJUICE

Beetlejuice has released the musical's official pre-show music, composed by the show's music producer, Matt Stine [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stage Tube

Our Endless Numbered Days: Absolutely Magical And Beautiful Forest Photography By Martin Podt

Fantastic and mystery photos of Dutch forest by Martin Podt, a gifted photographer, forest lover from Holten, Overijssel, The Netherlands. Martin focuses mainly on adventures, outdoors, and nature photography. His main subjects are trees, forests and rural scenery. More: Martin Podt, Instagram h/t: Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Nature, Fog, Forest, Woods, Rural

What’s The Difference Between Self-Confidence And Narcissism?

In the 1990s, teens were learned things that turned out not to be true. “Self-esteem would keep us from doing drugs, teachers told us; self-esteem would keep us from having premarital sex. (The first time I had sex with a confident stoner, I was very confused.)” But what is self-esteem? And how is it different from narcissism? – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, 10.11.19

A Massive Sculpture Of An African American Last Supper Was Hidden Behind Drywall Until A Theatre Moved In

The Studio Acting Conservancy was just starting demolition work at a former church that will be its new home in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights when the crew boss called the theatre’s founder, Joy Zinoman, to tell her about a discovery, “an enormous frieze of the Last Supper that was hidden behind drywall for more than a decade.” And now there’s a bit of a problem: “Acting studios are supposed to be bare.” – Washingtonian
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.11.19

Photo Flash: First Look at SWEENEY TODD Starring Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan

In cooperation with Atlantis Twenty and ABS-CBN, Atlantis Theatrical presents Tony winner Lea Salonga Mrs. Lovett and Jett Pangan Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd. [Author: Oliver Oliveros]
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BWW Review: Joshua Henry Thrills With Authoritative Vocals, Sensitive Acting in Ross Golan's THE WRONG MAN

Songwriter Ross Golan has frequently ranked high in the pop charts with hits for the likes of Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, and for his first venture into musical theatre, he's got some pretty high-ranking stars on his team as well, in director Thomas Kail, music supervisorarrangerorchestrator Alex Lacamoire and, most valuably, powerhouse singeractor Joshua Henry. [Author: Michael Dale]
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BWW Exclusive: Theater Critic Matt Windman Returns to French Woods for All-Female 1776

Two years ago, I revisited French Woods Festival of the Arts which I attended from 1999 to 2002 as a camperteen actor and then as an assistant directorstage manager and BroadwayWorld kindly published an article I wrote about the experience. In light of my responsibilities at work attorney by day, theater critic by night and at home including a hyperactive toddler and commuting daily between NY and NJ, I was not planning on visiting again this past summer, but that instantly changed when I learne...
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Confirmed: Billy Porter Will Play the Fairy Godmother in Upcoming CINDERELLA Film

BroadwayWorld recently reported on a rumor that Billy Porter would be joining the cast of the upcoming Cinderella film from Sony, starring Camila Cabello. According to Deadline, Porter confirmed that he is joining the film in a QA Saturday evening at the New Yorker Festival. He will take on the role of the Fairy Godmother. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk

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