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Babs Windsor: the daring, giggling pearly queen of the screen

Between the bubbly blonde of the Carry Ons and EastEnders’ matriarch, the actor built up a significant body of work in film, theatre and TVWhen Barbara Deeks, a 16-year-old actor from east London, was encouraged to choose a stage name in 1953, it might seem arrogant that she borrowed from the newly crowned Queen of the United Kingdom. Related: Barbara Windsor: a life in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: London, Television, Film, Theatre, Culture, Television & radio, United Kingdom, Eastenders, Barbara Windsor, Babs Windsor, Barbara Deeks


Are The Humanities Worth Saving? (A Rant)

“If we were living in a culture dominated by grown-ups, Martin Scorsese would be considered the purveyor of middle-brow forgettable fare rather than the gold standard of sophistication, and at least the childless among us would not even have to be aware of Spider-Man’s existence.” – Substack
Tags: Art, Ideas, Martin Scorsese, 12.05.20


Ultimate Grey and Illuminating: Pantone's 2021 colours of the year spark hope and despair

After the rigours of 2020, trend forecasters have hedged their bets by picking two shades for Colour of the YearIn 2020 Pantone’s colour of the year choice, Classic Blue, proved eerily prescient. Announced weeks before the first Covid-19 cluster was discovered, it is a shade used for medical scrubs around the globe.Perhaps knowing that lightning is unlikely to strike twice, for 2021 the US-paint brand’s team of trend forecasters have selected two shades – Ultimate Grey and Illuminating – the sec...
Tags: Fashion, Design, US, Life and style, World news, Art and design, Grey


Curious Cribs: Rock Out in Style at This Cave Vacation Rental

A vacation getaway doesn’t always have to mean tramping around museums or staying at an all-inclusive resort on some tropical island’s sandy beach. Occasionally, getting away from it all simply means spending a few nights holed up in a cave outside a small Arkansas town deep in the Ozark Mountains. Known as Beckham Creek Cave, […]
Tags: Design, Arkansas, Beckham Creek Cave, More Dirt, Ozark Mountains Known


Bigger Than The Oscars? The Video Game Awards Point The Future

Created in 2014 by the game media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, the awards attracted almost 50 million viewers last year because, unlike the Oscars, The Game Awards are a forward-looking news and entertainment show, not a backward-looking nostalgia vehicle. – Protocol
Tags: Art, Media, Geoff Keighley, 12.09.20


What Theatre Learned About Being Online This Year

The Broadway productions of “Hamilton” and “What the Constitution Means to Me” reemerged as films that give a wider audience the best seats in the house. These are stage performances filmed and edited to preserve as much theatrical dynamism as possible. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, Broadway, Hamilton, 12.10.20


Berlin’s StaattsBallet’s First Black Dancer Accuses The Company Of Racism

Chloé Lopes Gomes, a French citizen, who joined the Staatsballett as a corps de ballet member in 2018, said she had faced recurrent racial abuse from her ballet mistress. In an interview with the Guardian she also accuses the company of institutional racism after managers failed to act even after various incidents were brought to their attention. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Berlin, Dance, Guardian, Chloé Lopes Gomes, 12.09.20, StaattsBallet 's First Black


Berlin’s Staatsballett’s First Black Dancer Accuses The Company Of Racism

Chloé Lopes Gomes, a French citizen, who joined the Staatsballett as a corps de ballet member in 2018, said she had faced recurrent racial abuse from her ballet mistress. In an interview with the Guardian she also accuses the company of institutional racism after managers failed to act even after various incidents were brought to their attention. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Berlin, Dance, Guardian, First Black, Chloé Lopes Gomes, 12.09.20


Stand Up to Stand Out

Competition is challenging. Going toe to toe with an adversary can be healthy for growth and change, but it can also be threatening and cause anxiety. The ultimate goal for any company is to stand out from the crowd and ensure their audience knows which differentiators make them special. When thinking about McDonald’s, their burger of note is a Big Mac–it has the memorable bun in the middle and is even topped with a “special sauce”. Burger King, on the other hand, has the Whopper, which is a mor...
Tags: Design, Competition, Big Mac, Different, Maya Angelou, Presentation, Speaking, McDonald, Differentiation, Competitive Advantage, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Standing Out, Competitors, Stand Up, Stand Out


What Theatre Learned About Being Online This Years

The Broadway productions of “Hamilton” and “What the Constitution Means to Me” reemerged as films that give a wider audience the best seats in the house. These are stage performances filmed and edited to preserve as much theatrical dynamism as possible. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, Broadway, Hamilton, 12.10.20


Huge

Huge art that I saw on walls and buildings around Paris. We were in the Place d’italie area. I haven’t been there in a long time. This is the exterior of a movie theatre. They should open December 15. I hope they haven’t gone out of business during this time. A pretty building where famous carpets are made, Gobelins. There were three huge works of art in the same region. Very impressive. I liked this one the best. And even the artist who does all of the Sp...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, House, Paris, Gobelins


Deaccession Dejection: Whither the Embattled Baltimore Museum of Art? (plus: Brooklyn’s castoffs)

The BMA’s deaccession debacle has put the reputations of the museum itself and the Association of Art Museum Directors at risk. What still isn’t clear is whether the sales of those three works have been merely “paused” (in the words of the museum’s press release) or canceled. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Bma, 12.10.20


Why This Music Critic Clings To CDs

“Perhaps there’s a middle ground. Many recordings may reach more listeners, do more good and remain available longer online. But it is worth keeping at home recordings I cherish and albums of archival value, like a six-disc set of Bartok at the piano, or Artur Rubinstein’s 82-disc RCA catalog.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Bartok, 12.09.20, Artur Rubinstein


What Does It Mean For A Dance Artist To Have An Artistic Home?

It could be an established company with a full-fledged theater and studios, a long-term residency at an institution, a live-work space such as a loft, or even just a regular job with a salary and benefits. Choreographer Kimberly Bartosik explores what the concept means for her and for such colleagues as Bebe Miller, Kyle Abraham, and Jonah Bokaer. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Kimberly Bartosik, 12.08.20, Bebe Miller Kyle Abraham


Ten Best Canadian Performing Arts Performances Of 2020

And most of them you can see here streaming. – The Globe & Mail (Canada)
Tags: Art, Issues, 12.09.20


Grading On A Curve? How The Pandemic Has Changed Jesse Green As A Critic

“At a time when an anonymous newcomer can turn out theater faster than an institutional battleship can, it’s impossible not to feel grateful for even shaggy efforts to keep the art form alive…. As I learn to approach this new material with a new eye, I’ve slowly realized that as much as the pandemic has changed what it means to be a theater critic, it has also changed what I as a critic want and need from theater.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Jesse Green, 12.09.20


Logo Design Trends 2021: Your Essential Guide to Navigating the Biggest and Hottest Trends

A good logo must reflect your brand, and be memorable, unique, and timeless. Discover the 7 biggest and hottest logo design trends of 2021.
Tags: Design, Sales, Logo Design, Design Trends


Sappho — How Much Do We Really Know About Her?

“No other woman from early antiquity has been so talked about, and in such conflicting terms. The sources are as sparse as the legends are manifold, and any attempt to distinguish between the two virtually hopeless. Every age has created its own Sappho. Some even invented a second in order to sidestep the contradictions of the stories.” Judith Schalansky sifts through it all. – The Paris Review
Tags: Art, People, Sappho, Judith Schalansky, 12.08.20


How Dallas Opera Plans To Resume Live Performances Next Spring

The conductor and director for each production have teamed up to create the abridgments, which contain most of the famous arias, but omit the chorus because of social distancing requirements. One set will be slightly altered between productions, and there will be no intermission. Costumes and makeup will be minimal. – Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Music, 12.09.20


Quarantine Brain: How COVID Pushed The Culture Online And Addled Us All

“Allegedly, events still happened in the real world, but the more privileged among us were locked inside with our guilt and fear and Wi-Fi. We were all extremely online, which felt like hotboxing off bad weed; our brains smoothed into little pearls. … Virtual reality was a reality freshly poured from someone’s brain onto your screen. The internet became more internet — an ever-thickening soup of private derangements and niche dramas.” – Vulture
Tags: Art, Issues


A 2020 Best Theatre List Requires Expanding Your Mind

Peter Marks: “Putting the most positive spin I can muster on the stricken field I cover — identifying the best of what has transpired in the worst of theatrical times — requires a look beyond play X and musical Y.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks, 12.09.20


The Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery: A Kyoto Woodworker Shows How Japanese Carpenters Created Wood Structures Without Nails or Glue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KqIIOyuo1Q Anyone can develop basic woodworking skills — and, per the advice of Nick Offerman, perhaps everyone should. Those who do learn that things of surprising functionality can be made just by cutting pieces of wood and nailing or gluing them together. Fewer, however, have the patience and dedication to master woodworking without nails or glue, an art that in Japan has been refined over many generations. Traditional Japanese carpenters put up entire...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, College, China, Architecture, Nick Offerman, Seoul, Wood, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Iwakuni, Yamanashi, 21st Century Los Angeles, Dylan Iwakuni


Two puzzles with the cuts of each printed on the other

Artist and designer Michael Lexier created this curious object, "Two Puzzles," in which the image of one puzzle's cuts is printed on the other, and vice-versa. "They look like two of the exact same puzzles, but are in fact different," Lexier writes on Instagram. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Puzzles, Lexier, Michael Lexier


Little-Known Chapel by Louise Nevelson To Be Renovated And Reopened

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd, as the Nevelson Chapel is formally named, dates from 1977 and is part of St. Peter’s Church, a Lutheran parish known for its modernist sanctuary and weekly Jazz Vespers, located in the basement of a midtown Manhattan office tower. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Visual, St Peter, Louise Nevelson, 12.09.20, Nevelson Chapel


Nielsen Will Finally Start Calculating Ratings Across All TV-Viewing Platforms

“The new metric, Nielsen One, is slated to begin rolling out in late 2022, and Nielsen says it expects that measurement to become the industry standard for buying and selling ad inventory — a $100 billion annual business — by fall 2024.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Nielsen, 12.08.20


How Do You Convey Tone Of Voice In A Text? The Kids Are Finding A Way

Tone indicators, formed with a slash and one to three letters (e.g., /j for joking, /hj for half-joking, /srs for serious) and inserted at the end of a comment, developed in various online communities of young people as a way to be inclusive of neurodivergent people, who often have difficulty interpreting subtle clues. But they address a problem most of us have had at some point. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 12.09.20


Knopf Hires LitHub Editor As Its New Executive Editor

In addition to having edited Lit Hub and Granta, John Freeman is the founder of Freeman’s, a literary annual published in several countries around the world. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Words, Freeman, Lit Hub, 12.09.20, Knopf Hires LitHub, Granta John Freeman


Netherlands museum exhibition to tell story of Dutch slave trade

‘Black Lives Matter shows urgency that subject is addressed,’ says Rijksmuseum directorThe Netherlands’ national art institution, the Rijksmuseum, is to open its first major exhibition telling the stories of slaves and the Dutch people who enslaved them, as its director backs a government initiative to return thousands of looted treasures to former colonial lands.Using 140 objects, ranging from two Rembrandt portraits of slave owners borrowed from the Louvre to a display of ankle chains used to ...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Slavery, Colonialism, Rembrandt, Louvre, Rijksmuseum, Black Lives Matter Movement, Suriname


Christmas Books II

Some of my favorites from the past year: In Garden Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from The World's Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden (Rizzoli International, 2020), author Carl Dellatore asked 100 designers for their thoughts on the elements that go into notable gardens. Top landscape architects, designers,... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Christmas, Designers, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Carl Dellatore


Carnegie Hall Board Chairman In Multi-Million Tax Scandal

“[Robert F.] Smith’s admission that he had failed to report [more than $200 million] of income to the I.R.S. made Carnegie Hall the latest in a line of major cultural institutions that have found themselves facing questions about the actions of the benefactors that they rely on for their very survival. Carnegie’s leaders are standing firmly behind Mr. Smith, even as some philanthropy experts question whether he should remain in the position.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Smith, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie, 12.09.20, Carnegie Hall Board, Robert F -RSB- Smith



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