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How Do We Determine Good Taste?

The very notion of taste contains within itself two ideas in constant tension. – Claremont Review
Tags: Art, Ideas

Signs Netflix Is In Decline?

Netflix is the Kleenex of streaming, a brand so dominant it can stand for the whole of the market. (It’s not “Hulu and chill,” after all.) There are signs that this synecdochal power is waning, though. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Hulu, 07.06.21

People Are Returning To Movie Theatres. Just Not Enough Of Them

With pandemic limitations in mind, as of early July, the overall domestic box office has reached $1.05 billion in ticket sales, down 42.3% from 2020 and down 81.3% from 2019. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 07.06.21

Welcome to the New ArtsJournal

Hello! Dear Reader: Several updates to tell you about: 1. Our New Website For a long time, the organizing idea about the stories we collected on ArtsJournal was my belief in the serendipity of stumbling across stories you didn’t know you needed to see. You might be primarily interested in dance, but here’s a great books story you ought to know about. But from looking at how our readers seek out stories, I’ve come to understand that most want to find what they’re l...
Tags: Art, Patreon, Andrew W Mellon Foundation, ArtsJournal, ArtsJournal Archives Now Online, ArtsJournal Archives

Dallas Theatre Promises To Diversify, Then Announces An All-White Cast

“An effort was made. Was it good enough? Was it the right effort? Was it an effort that was still within the blind spots that we have? Possibly.” – Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Theatre, Dallas, 07.06.21

Inside The Black Market For College Essays

“For every privileged kid too lazy to write an essay, there was a more complex story. To my surprise, of the hundreds of clients I worked with, many—maybe most—students were simply desperate for the help.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Words, 07.06.21, Black Market For College Essays

Hearings On London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Made Into Theatre

Stage director Nicolas Kent and former Guardian security editor Richard Norton-Taylor have edited hundreds of hours of testimony, from early warnings to “bragging about fixing fire safety tests,” into a verbatim theatre piece. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Richard Norton Taylor, Nicolas Kent, 07.05.21, Grenfell Tower Fire Made Into Theatre

Great Storytelling? Try America’s Mass Market Novels

To take a genre or mass-market work seriously means recognizing the quiet skill in its pages. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, America, Words, 07.02.21

A Tale Of Two Booksellers, Just Off The Kabul Bazaar

“One is a former communist, the other a former mujahid. Both have witnessed and participated in Afghanistan’s turbulent history over the past half century. They have seen the rise and fall of regimes and today sell books about the men who made and unmade them.” – Newlines
Tags: Art, Afghanistan, Words, 06.29.21, Kabul Bazaar

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Become A Master Of Visual Communications Tools

Alexandra Lange takes a look at the New York City congresswoman’s “ability to get her message across visually, through graphic design, through fashion, and through social media.” – Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times)
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Alexandra Lange, 07.06.21

How The LA Times Brought Down The Golden Globes

“When we were working on the story, it didn’t occur to us in our wildest dreams that not only would NBC pull the show, but Tom Cruise would return his Golden Globes.” – The Postscript
Tags: Art, Media, Nbc, Tom Cruise, LA Times, 07.06.21

Experts Stunned By Huntington Museum’s Decision To Allow Iconic Old Master To Travel

Sending the picture abroad was unanimously opposed by the expert team, who believed travel puts the prized work at grave risk. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 07.06.21, Huntington Museum

The Man Who Made Munich An Opera Mecca Says Farewell

As superintendent, and with Kirill Petrenko as music director, Nikolaus Bachler made the Bavarian State Opera a beacon of “artistic excellence, destination programming and, during the pandemic, fearless advocacy.” He’s stepping down this summer, and Joshua Barone has the exit interview. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Joshua Barone, Kirill Petrenko, 07.07.21, Munich An Opera Mecca Says Farewell, Nikolaus Bachler

"Figurative Art Now" opens online - and transport responsibility has changed!!

The online exhibition of "Figurative Art Now" has opened online on the Mall Galleries website. Before I review the exhibition, I want to comment again on the issue of who picks up the transport cost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, Art Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Figurative Art, Transporting Art, Online Exhibition, Art Online

How Caravaggio Painted: A Re-Creation of the Great Master’s Process

His dark, dramatic works incorporate the kind of lighting we associate with horror films. Figures, twisted and contorted in tortuous poses, emerge from deep, black shadows. Instead of beatific smiles, his saints wear grimaces and furrowed frowns, as in The Denial of St. Peter, one of the few Caravaggios in the U.S., and a canvas depicting the weakest moment in the life of the Gospel character whose name means “the rock.” Caravaggio’s work came to be called tenebrism after the Latin...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, Rome, Rembrandt, Naples, Caravaggio, St Peter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Michele Placido, Caravaggio Works, Peter Paul Rubins, Rembrandt So

Beeple Starts Up A Cross Between Christie’s And Sports Illustrated, But For NFTs

It’s not enough that he sold his own NFT for $69 million. The graphic artist and some even richer tech and entertainment types have launched WENEW, which sells NFT images of “iconic” athletes, artists, and such. The platform’s motto: “The Memory Palace of the Metaverse.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, NFT, 07.06.21, Cross Between Christie

Bury Old Movies & Shows That Now Seem Offensive? This TV Network Has A Better Idea

“[AMC’s] ‘Can We Talk About This?’ video initiative … is designed to acknowledge what may have been acceptable at one point in history is not now and perhaps never should have been. … This way, the networks don’t lose programming, but rather get a chance to recontextualize it.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, 07.06.21, This TV Network Has A Better Idea

Jivan Gasparyan, Who Entranced The World With An Armenian Shepherd’s Pipe, Dead At 92

“What he accomplished during his career was remarkable — not just in terms of his personal achievement, but also what he accomplished for his instrument’s profile. … He transformed the duduk from a purely folk instrument … into a force on the concert stage,” recordings and film scores. – NPR
Tags: Art, People, Jivan Gasparyan, 07.06.21

ABT’s “Jeremy Irons Of Dance”

Kevin McKenzie has been with American Ballet Theatre since 1979. “If you do only the classics, you are a museum, so we tried to find choreographers who stretched the limits of the rules. The contemporary works needed to break all the rules.” – Seven Days
Tags: Art, Dance, Jeremy Irons, Abt, Kevin McKenzie, 07.07.21

New York City Considers Setting Up ‘Nightlife Districts’

“The city’s Office of Nightlife is recommending that officials identify areas with low residential density ‘where a limited 24-hour [per day pilot] program might be tested.” – AP
Tags: Art, New York City, Issues, Office of Nightlife, 07.05.21

Eliot Feld’s Successor At Ballet Tech Named

Dionne Figgins, a former Dance Theater of Harlem lead and Broadway performer, will be the new artistic director of the free-of-charge ballet education program, which grew out of Feld’s professional ballet company in the 1970s. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Broadway, Feld, Dance Theater of Harlem, Eliot Feld, Dionne Figgins, 07.02.21

Dilip Kumar, Bollywood’s First Great Realistic Actor, Dead At 98

“In a career that spanned five decades, Kumar is widely regarded as the finest actor India has ever produced. Starring in some of the all-time classic films of Indian cinema, Kumar’s versatility and command of his craft allowed him to excel across genres.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, India, People, Kumar, 07.06.21, Dilip Kumar Bollywood

Best Practices to Convert a Word Doc to PowerPoint Easily

Our blog introducing PowerPoint’s AI features a few months back stirred a lot of excitement around the potential to convert a Word doc to PowerPoint. While yes, it does have its restrictions, this is an incredibly useful tool once you figure out how to use it. It does take some finessing, but your simple Word document is easily transformed into a clear, storytelling PowerPoint with just five simple steps. Today, we’ll dive into a step-by-step tutorial all about how to do this—but first, let’s co...
Tags: Google, Design, Microsoft, How-to, Presentation, Content Creation, Speaking, Content Design, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Microsoft Office Online, Powerpoint Hacks, Presentation Trends, AI word to powerpoint, Content Strategy 2021, 2021 Presentation Trends

City Of Dallas Wants To Offload Its Classical Radio Station

The City of Dallas owns a classical radio station? Yep. WRR Classical 101 FM, which celebrates its 100th birthday next month, is operated by the municipal Office of Arts and Culture — for now. With revenue down because of COVID, the city is seeking a nonprofit to take over. – Inside Radio
Tags: Art, Music, Dallas, Office of Arts and Culture

Snapshot: Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington in 1965

Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington perform Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing” on The Ed Sullivan Show. This episode was originally telecast by CBS on March 7, 1965: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Cbs, Ajblogs, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ellington

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books. Old comic book titles feature some really simple but effective text styles, often incorporating faux-3D effects, bright colours, and thick black outlines. It’s a graphic style that is immediately recognisable thanks to these common visual features that appear in different variations across all the superhero stories. The original ...
Tags: Videos, Video, Design, Retro, Illustrator, Video Tutorial, Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel, Illustrator Tutorial, Text Effect, Illustrator Text Effect, Retro Text Effect, Superhero Text Effect, Superman Text Effect, Superman Text Effect Illustrator

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