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2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick

The 2022 Acura MDX SUV’s Top Safety Pick (TSP) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety runs counter to all the racing around done in Acura’s commercials. The MDX is the automaker’s third vehicle to receive the IIHS’s highest safety rating, along with the RDX and TLX. Rated tops for crashworthiness, the MDX was superior […] The post 2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Safety, Advertising, Marketing, Awards, Insurance, Quality, SUV, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding


Tech Versus Big Journalism

A war is on between the tech titans and a relentless generation of largely digital-native reporters looking to speak truth to power while racking up Twitter followers in the process. Depending on whom you ask, the great Tech vs. Media Standoff of 2020–21 is either a “fake fight” between “20 people and 500 other people,” all quick to take offense and thirsty for clout, or it’s a cataclysmic rift that threatens democracy or, at least, the accurate portrayal of the most important industry in the w...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.12.21


SAG/AFTRA Sign First Agreement On Social Media Influencers (What Does That Mean?)

The Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists’ national board voted to adopt its first-ever agree­ment for influencers—personalities and performers paid to promote products and services on networks like Instagram and TikTok, plus non-networked websites. In addition, those side hustles are no longer prohibited for current members of SAG-AFTRA. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, Instagram, Screen Actors Guild, 05.12.21


Inside The Art NFT Boom

No one quite agrees on what this gold rush means. If you ask hard-core champions of Bitcoin — the often-libertarian “crypto natives,” as they call themselves — NFTs presage the future of digital property. They’re a glimpse at a coming day when people spend their income on digital items they can trade, resell or hoard as an investment; when government will lose its unique power to mint currency and protect property, because people will instead trust the implacable math of blockchain networks. – ...
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.12.21


This 1953 painting of the inside of an artist's skull has fascinated me for years

The Maze (1953) by William Kurelek (March 3, 1927 – November 3, 1977) is one of my favorite paintings. I discovered it inside of a fascinating book called The Mind from Life Science Library, written by John Rowan Wilson in 1964. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Video, News, William Kurelek, Life Science Library, John Rowan Wilson


Companies Are Struggling To Become Data-Driven. The Toughest Part? Culture

The goal is to “invite people who have not been thinking about this topic to really think about it in their day-to-day work. It really creates the culture of control, culture of responsibility and understanding.” – Protocol
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.11.21


Nicholas Kenyon’s New History Of Western Music

The book’s subtitle, New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition, makes its soft boundaries clear. As managing director of London’s Barbican Centre, and former director of the Proms, controller of Radio 3 and music critic of the Observer – and therefore a colleague and friend to those of us in the business of classical – Kenyon has heard and programmed as much music as anyone. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Kenyon, Barbican Centre, Nicholas Kenyon, 05.11.21


Pinterest to test livestreamed events this month with 21 creators

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature livestreamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness and Rebecca Minkoff, among others. The virtual event will run inside the Pinterest app from May 24th through May 25th, and will serve as the company’s first public test of directly streaming creator content to its more than 475 million global users. The rise of the creator economy and a pandemic-fu...
Tags: Social, Cooking, Apps, Design, Pinterest, Events, Social Media, Tech, Mobile Apps, Digital Media, Creators, Streaming, Rebecca Minkoff, Livestreaming, Creator, Temple


A New York Times Critic Sees His First Play Since COVID — In The Central American City He Once Fled

Jose Solís: “Theater in my hometown? ‘A lot has changed since you’ve been gone,’ said Inma López, a producer and ensemble member at Casa del Teatro Memorias. … Theater in Tegucigalpa went from the didacticism of political plays that toured colleges and high schools in the 1980s, to becoming an essential part of city life.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, New York Times, TEGUCIGALPA, Jose Solis, 05.11.21, Inma López, Casa del Teatro Memorias


Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks Get Digitized: Where to Read the Renaissance Man’s Manuscripts Online

From the hand of Leonardo da Vinci came the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, among other art objects of intense reverence and even worship. But to understand the mind of Leonardo da Vinci, one must immerse oneself in his notebooks. Totaling some 13,000 pages of notes and drawings, they record something of every aspect of the Renaissance man’s intellectual and daily life: studies for artworks, designs for elegant buildings and fantastical machines, observations of the world around him, lists of hi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Science, College, History, Bill Gates, Archives, Seoul, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Colin Marshall, Biblioteca Nacional de España, 21st Century Los Angeles, Codex Arundel, Francesco Melzi


Pinterest to test live-streamed events this month with 21 creators

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature live-streamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness and Rebecca Minkoff, among others. The virtual event will run inside the Pinterest app from May 24th through May 25th, and will serve as the company’s first public test of directly streaming creator content to its over 475 million global users. The rise of the creator economy and a pandemic-fueled...
Tags: Social, Cooking, Apps, Design, Pinterest, Events, Social Media, Tech, Mobile Apps, Digital Media, Creators, Streaming, Rebecca Minkoff, Livestreaming, Creator, Temple


How A Dallas Choir Made $375,000 With An NFT “Crypto Music”

“2020 had all been about crypto art. We believe that Betty’s Notebook is the birth of crypto music. It makes music truly ‘crypto native’,” meaning the piece is designed and meant for consumption on the blockchain, instead of simply being added to it as a NFT. “You can’t have Betty’s Notebook without the blockchain.” – Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Music, Dallas, NFT, Betty, 05.12.21


Do we know how changing prices affects the income-diversity of audiences?

Real care has to be taken with comparing data on prices and audience characteristics, because the prices were set in the first place as a result of local audience characteristics. There is no universal ‘demand curve’ for the arts: each company has a unique situation based on where it is. – Michael Rushton
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 05.13.21


The Sounds Of Japan’s Ancient Music, Recorded More Than A Century Ago

“Let’s set the scene. It’s February 28, 1903, and 12 musicians from the Imperial Household Orchestra are seated in front of a gramophone horn in a Tokyo hotel room. The needle slowly lowers onto a spinning blank disc and the session begins. What follows is a recording of the sound of gagaku, the oldest continuously performed orchestral music in the world that had, till then, been the reserve of Japan’s imperial court for over a thousand years. This recital is the first ever to be committed to d...
Tags: Art, Music, Japan, Tokyo, 05.10.21, Imperial Household Orchestra


Winning over Millennial Audiences

Millennials are currently the lionshare of the workforce, with 59 million workers in the US alone. In just five years, they are projected to make up 75% of the workforce, according to Pew Research. What this means to you as a presenter is that there will most likely be a lot of people born between 1981 and 1996 in your audience. While it’s always good to do your research on any kind of audience, here are some tips and tricks to gaining the trust of millennial audiences in particular. Plan an...
Tags: Google, Design, US, Millennial Generation, Millennials, Presentation, Content Strategy, Speaking, Millennial, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Appropriate Content, Millennial Audience, Millennial Audiences


The New Group – Director of External Affairs

The New Group is seeking an experienced arts professional to serve as its Director of External Affairs. This executive-level position provides a unique opportunity to work at one of New York City’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway theaters, alongside its Board of Directors, donors, audience base, and staff to strengthen the organization for the future and position it for long-term success. Position Profile About The New GroupThe New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott an...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Jobs, New York City, Broadway, National, Alan Cumming, West End, Bill Pullman, Jesse Eisenberg, Cynthia Nixon, Sutton Foster, Jerry Springer, Holly Hunter, Tonya Pinkins


What Goodreads Has Done To My Reading, And Why I’m Giving It Up

“Quantifying, dissecting and broadcasting our most-loved hobbies sucks the joy out of them. I find myself glancing towards the corner of the page to see how much I’ve read. … Even when absorbed in the climax of a story, one eye is always on my proximity to the end, when I’ll be able to post it all to Goodreads. … [It’s] far more performative than I have previously admitted to myself: I love reading, but I also love the feeling of people thinking I’m well read.” –
Tags: Art, Words, 05.13.21


A Bitter New Orleans Graffiti War Over… Dan Marino?

To outsiders, street painters of all sorts might seem to be natural allies. But that’s not always the case. Rivalries and territorialism are always part of the picture. For some, street painting is meant as a gift to society; for others it’s pure rebellion; for most it’s somewhere in between. After two weeks of turf war, the wall at the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Marigny Street was the equivalent of a smoking battleground that bore the scars of Krylon combat. – New Orleans Times-Picayune ...
Tags: Art, Visual, Dan Marino, St Claude Avenue, 05.11.21, Marigny Street


A Multi-Million-Dollar Trade In Fake Native American Art

We’re talking about everything from Navajo turquoise and silver to Zuni inlay. It’s a huge tourist draw and one of New Mexico’s most important industries. But today, con artists are flooding the Indian jewelry marketplace with cleverly disguised counterfeits, cheating consumers out of millions of dollars. – KRQE
Tags: Art, New Mexico, Visual, Navajo, Zuni, 05.11.21


Wisdom Tree holds your books' place

Avid readers, forget bookmarks*. Here's a classy way to hold your place in the books you're reading. It's called the "Wisdom Tree" and it's also a lamp. This wood nightstand topper stacks up to five books separately. Pre-order now from Bookniture for an early August ship date ($69). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, Design, News, Lamp, Reading, Real things you can actually buy, Wisdom Tree, Book rest, Thoughtful design


Benin Bronzes Are Still Being Made Today (Who Knew?)

In Benin City, in what was historically the metalworkers’ quarter on and around Igun Street, skilled artists continue to make figures with the traditional techniques used to make the famous Benin Bronzes now in museums in other parts of the world (and gradually being repatriated). – Artnet
Tags: Art, Benin, Visual, Benin City, Benin Bronzes, 05.13.21, Igun Street


Can Los Angeles Re-Establish Itself As A Cultural Capital Post-Pandemic?

“In many ways the challenges here are more intense and complex, in no small part because the virus hit at a time when so many things were in flux. The next steps — by cultural institutions, wealthy philanthropists, government and audiences — could well determine whether COVID will have derailed, or merely delayed, the city’s ascendance as a cultural destination.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Issues, 05.12.21


Chicago’s Goodman Theatre Prepares To Live-Stream From Its Stage

“‘The whole process here is to recreate the experience for the audience,’ said [Goodman artistic director Robert] Falls. ‘The audience chooses which performance they want to see, they buy their ticket, they’re instructed to get there early to make sure that the technology is working and at 7:30 in the evening, we’re all set to go live.'” – Yahoo! (Chicago Tribune)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Chicago, Robert, Goodman, 05.12.21


Dancer StuartHodes @96 – How To Dance Through Life

“I think anything that you do with every particle of yourself can be wonderful, and it can make you forget the world. It’s magic. How the heck am I supposed to describe it? Something happens. It takes everything you have got. And, for that — for those brief moments that you’re dancing, you’re transported.” – The News Hour (PBS)
Tags: Art, Dance, 05.12.21


Dancer Walter Hodes @96 – How To Dance Through Life

“I think anything that you do with every particle of yourself can be wonderful, and it can make you forget the world. It’s magic. How the heck am I supposed to describe it? Something happens. It takes everything you have got. And, for that — for those brief moments that you’re dancing, you’re transported.” – The News Hour (PBS)
Tags: Art, Dance, 05.12.21, Walter Hodes


Ex-English National Ballet Principal Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Students

“Yat-Sen Chang attacked girls and women at the English National Ballet and Young Dancers Academy in London between December 2009 and March 2016. The 49-year-old was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by penetration. He was cleared of one offence.” – BBC
Tags: Art, London, Dance, Yat Sen Chang, English National Ballet and Young Dancers Academy, 05.12.21


Phylicia Rashad Named Dean Of Howard University’s New College Of Fine Arts

The award-winning actor, herself a Howard alumna, will be the first dean of the re-established college. The nation’s leading historically Black university folded its fine arts school into its College of Arts and Sciences in 1998 as a cost-cutting measure; Rashad’s arrival completes the return of Howard’s College of Fine Arts as an independent entity. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, College of Arts and Sciences, Rashad, 05.12.21, Howard s College of Fine Arts


Metropolitan Opera Returns To Stage (But Not Its Own) For First Time Since COVID Arrived

“Members of the company’s orchestra and chorus, joined by prominent soloists and led by its music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will give two concerts at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Sunday. … The concerts will go on despite continuing labor tensions at the Met, which have threatened the intended reopening of its Lincoln Center home in September.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Queens, Lincoln Center, Knockdown Center, 05.12.21, Yannick Nézet Séguin


In Egypt, 250 Ancient Tombs Discovered, Some More Than 4,000 Years Old

The burial places, all cut into rock, were found by accident in one part of a larger necropolis in Upper Egypt. Some date back to the end of the Old Period of ancient Egyptian history, about 4,000 years ago; the most recent are from the late Ptolemaic era, which ended with the defeat of Cleopatra VII by Octavian (who later became Caesar Augustus) in 30 BC. – Al-Ahram
Tags: Art, Egypt, Visual, Caesar Augustus, Upper Egypt, Octavian, 05.11.21


Where to Read Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks Online: A Roundup of the Renaissance Man’s Digitized Manuscripts

From the hand of Leonardo da Vinci came the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, among other art objects of intense reverence and even worship. But to understand the mind of Leonardo da Vinci, one must immerse oneself in his notebooks. Totaling some 13,000 pages of notes and drawings, they record something of every aspect of the Renaissance man’s intellectual and daily life: studies for artworks, designs for elegant buildings and fantastical machines, observations of the world around him, lists of hi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Science, College, History, Bill Gates, Archives, Seoul, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Colin Marshall, Biblioteca Nacional de España, 21st Century Los Angeles, Codex Arundel, Francesco Melzi, App Leonardo da Vinci



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