Carnavalet Museum

The Carnavalet Museum is finally open. It was closed for over four years for renovation and then of course, there was the Covid situation. Admission is free but you have to get tickets online. The Carnavalet features the history of the city of Paris. It’s a beautiful museum. In the entry courtyard. It’s Louis XIV. There are over 100 rooms and 615,000 artifacts. The Carnavalet is the oldest museum in Paris. It’s in two adjoining mansions built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Lo...
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Choreographers Test Monetizing Their Work With NFTs

One NFT has been minted for each of the three holograms. The creators will receive a majority percentage of the auction sale, along with a percentage of any secondary sales. – dot LA
Tags: Art, Dance, NFT, 06.19.21

How Decades Of Curriculum Battles Have Set The Table For Today

Earlier battles over curriculum provided the template for today’s anti-Critical Race Theory, anti–1619 Project political campaigns. – Slate
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.18.21

Why Globalization Is In Disfavor

It is not globalization that has brought us to the brink of the abyss, but the peculiar strain of globalization that emerged in the 1990s—a system in which international financial markets would discipline the bad habits of democratic governments, not the other way around. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.19.21

How The Arts Were Weakened

For most artists, the shift has been devastating. Ask almost any you know, especially if they’re under age 40. But to understand why the arts economy sucks for artists now, you have to understand how we got here. – Oregon Arts Watch
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.16.21

How Movies Shape Our Sense Of Democracy

One thing that people can draw from a lot of movies now about democracy is it’s not easy. It’s not a sure thing. – NPR
Tags: Art, Media, 06.18.21

Where Is The Art World After COVID? Look To Documenta

Documenta is also a barometer for changes in the world around it, as a major new exhibition in Berlin demonstrates. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Berlin, Visual, Documenta, 06.19.21

A Theatrical Experience That Makes You Wonder If It’s Theatre?

Theater is perhaps the closest term to describe the experience, but even that is poorly suited; “Liminality” evades any one category or definition, though what else could we expect from a show that’s all about the in-between spaces in perceptions and realities? – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, 06.19.21

How Movie Audiences Are Different

The movie audience is a singular and enigmatic organism. It can’t really be compared to the audience for live events such as theater, music and opera. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 06.16.21

Art Is Increasingly Being Used To Launder Money — The Feds Are Moving In

They have realized how useful art has become as a tool for money launderers, and are considering boosting oversight of the market and making it more transparent. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.19.21

Advice For Living With A Writer

“I am a writer, and I lived with a writer, Roger Zelazny, so I know perfectly well that living with a writer is sort of a weird experience.” – Wired
Tags: Art, Words, Roger Zelazny, 06.17.21

How To Organize Your Books (Or Not)

Shelving exemplifies “two tensions, one which sets a premium on letting things be, on a good-natured anarchy, the other that exalts the virtues of the tabula rasa, the cold efficiency of the great arranging, one always ends by trying to set one’s books in order.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Words, 06.19.21

What If We’ve Been Thinking About Intelligence In The Wrong Way?

Intelligence can be found, in part, in our brains, but perhaps even more importantly in our hearts and skin, in the architecture of the physical spaces we surround ourselves with and in the friendships we keep. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.18.21

The Bludgeon Of History — And How It’s Defining Our Politics

Today it is not conservatives but liberals who are most sincerely committed to American history. Yet they too have evolved, perhaps even more dramatically, from their ideological forbearers. – Harper’s
Tags: Art, Ideas, Harper, 06.15.21

Is Paris Supplanting London As The Visual Art Capital?

Part of the recent surge comes down to Brexit jitters. Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, industry players speculated that Paris would benefit where London lost. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, UK, London, European Union, Paris, Brexit, Visual, 06.16.21

David Brooks: Behold The New American Renaissance

Covid-19 has disrupted daily American life in a way few emergencies have before. But it has also shaken things up and cleared the way for an economic boom and social revival. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, David Brooks, Ideas, 06.18.21

Listen To A Never-Aired 1979 James Baldwin Interview (And Read Why It Never Aired)

The far-ranging interview was a resounding success… When the reporter inquired about the delay in airing it, ABC reported that it had been scrapped, because, “Who wants to listen to a Black gay has-been?” – Esquire
Tags: Art, Abc, People, James Baldwin, 06.15.21

When Graphs And Charts Were A Revolutionary Way To Think

A psychologist and a statistician argue that visual thinking, by revealing what would otherwise remain invisible, has had a profound effect on the way we approach problems. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.17.21

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Red Tee by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. With flexible gender casting, flexible cast size and an easy to stage set-up, Red Tee by Lindsay Price asks the question ‘Who are you?’. Gender, family patterns, traditions, labels… It’s time for role call. Who are you? If you’ve been wearing red for generations, what happens when it doesn’t feel […]
Tags: Theatre, Production, Acting, Dramedy, Lindsay Price, School Plays, Vignettes, Theatrefolk plays, Red Tee

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