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The American Booksellers Association Canceled Itself

The ABA took its Twitter private after promoting a scientifically inaccurate anti-trans book to indie bookstores, apologizing, and then deleting the apology. – LitHub LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, Aba, 07.16.21, American Booksellers Association Canceled Itself


Ian McKellen’s Epic “Hamlet” Production Loses Two Actors

The Mail on Sunday reported that the two actors had dropped out because of clashes that had taken place since rehearsals began. It said the row had left McKellen “under strain” and “in tears”. – The Guardian The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Ian Mckellen, McKellen, 07.18.21


In British Columbia, Lack Of Child Care Is Harming Women Directors

And not just directors. “Most daycares operate on a traditional workday schedule that isn’t suitable for the families of shift worker in industries like film and TV, emergency response, health-care and hotel services.” – CBC CBC
Tags: Art, Media, 07.15.21


Ian McKellen’s Epic “Hamlet” Production Loses To Actors

The Mail on Sunday reported that the two actors had dropped out because of clashes that had taken place since rehearsals began. It said the row had left McKellen “under strain” and “in tears”. – The Guardian The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Ian Mckellen, McKellen, 07.18.21


How TikTok Is Rewriting Harry Potter And Fandom

Users claim they can “reality shift” to any fictional world; just, they say, “switch your consciousness to the right parallel universe.” – Washington Post Washington Post
Tags: Art, Ideas, 07.17.21


Toyko’s Olympics Architecture Is Not About A Wow Factor

Why? “Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow, one of Japan’s livelier practices, has objected that ‘we independent artists are banned and totally deleted from the list of the designers.'” – The Observer (UK) The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, Toyko, Visual, 07.18.21, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto


The Descendants Of Those The Madisons Enslaved Will Now Have Input In The Madison Museum

One descendant: “Everything that [the Madisons] are and were essentially derived from their relationship to their community, and that’s from their intellectual achievements to their wealth, which was stolen wealth.” – NPR NPR
Tags: Art, Visual, 07.17.21, Madison Museum


Perhaps In A Reaction To Quarantines And Lockdowns, New Movies Are Super Horny

Hot vax summer is real. (On the silver screen, anyway.) – Slate Slate
Tags: Art, Media, 07.16.21


Why Won’t The Standing Ovations End At Cannes?

At the film festival, it’s not just Americans standing, clapping, clapping, clapping, and clapping some more. – The Atlantic The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Media, Cannes, 07.17.21


History, And Democracy, On The Brink Of Erasure

“A nation’s archive … is a living testament to the many facets of national identity and history.” India’s opaque plan for its national archives threatens all of that, a scholar says. – Contingent Magazine Contingent Magazine
Tags: Art, India, Issues, 07.10.21


The Authors And Magazines Shaping Africa’s Literary Culture

“Across Africa, literary journals managed by young writers and artists are emerging with the aim of publishing both new and established voices, collaborating across geographies.” – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, Africa, Words, 07.17.21


The Author Of Podcast-Length Poems Says Poetry Isn’t Seen As Masculine

Another wordsmith adds, “Satire, acting or any kind of putting yourself out there isn’t viewed as the most macho thing.” – The Guardian (UK) The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Words, 07.17.21


The US Wants To Return A Statue Said To Have Been Stolen From Cambodia

U.S. prosecutors want to return “a 10th-century Khmer sandstone statue said to have been plundered more than 20 years ago from a temple.” – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, US, Cambodia, Visual, 07.16.21


Writing Songs Over Zoom For An Animated Series

Whew, this time has been weird. “It was a fun challenge, and also, it just hit differently because we were in lockdown living in our fantasy world.” – Variety Variety
Tags: Art, Music, 07.16.21


This Year’s Cannes Festival, Giddy Journalists Say, Was Top-Notch

Why? Perhaps because it was concentrated: “With Cannes 2020 called off, Cannes 2021 reaped the benefits of not one but two years’ worth of new movies.” – Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Cannes, 07.17.21


How One Broadway Dancer Survived The Loss Of All Of His Income

He danced on his rooftop – and, after losing his health insurance and all his gigs, opened a flower business. – BBC BBC
Tags: Art, Dance, 07.17.21


New Low Price! Cricut Explore Air 2 for $169.99 + Free Shipping!

  If you’ve been wanting a Cricut, don’t miss this sale! Get the Cricut Explore Air 2 for $169.99 (reg. $249.99) + Free Shipping! Make T-Shirts, Ornaments, Mugs, Cards, and so much more! Same new low price at these 3 stores: Michael’s Joann’s Amazon For Even More Awesome Online Deals
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Joann


Viridian Artists presents:The 31st Annual International Juried Exhibition

Viridian Artists presents:The 31st Annual International Juried Exhibition Exhibition Dates: September 7-October 2, 2021 Entry Deadline : Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Juror: Susan Harris : Independent Curator Susan Harris is an independent curator and writer of contemporary art in New York City. She is on the Executive Boards of Art...Read more »
Tags: Art, New York City, Uncategorized, Susan Harris


Janie Samuels and Steve Ettlinger Paintings and Wooden Sculpture

We are pleased to announce that as recipients of J-Collabo’s Ossam Gallery Annual Group Exhibition Gold Prize, Janie Samuels and Steve Ettlinger were awarded a two-person exhibition at Ossam Gallery, opening August 5th and running through August 15. The show will feature over a dozen paintings, drawings and photo gel...Read more »
Tags: Art, Exhibition, Ossam Gallery, Janie Samuels, Steve Ettlinger, J Collabo


‘I’m not Jeff Koons!’ – the endurance crawls, weird texts and guerrilla brilliance of Pope.L

Pope.L started out doing performance art because it was cheap, once crawling through a city in a Superman outfit. Now all the big museums want his often racially charged work. As a rare show opens in Britain, he looks backFor a long time, if anyone ever asked for his contact details, Pope.L would produce a business card proclaiming him to be “The Friendliest Black Artist in America”. Sure enough, when he pops up on a video call from his ramshackle studio in Chicago, the performance artist and pa...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Race, America, US news, Chicago, Humour, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Pope, Museum of Modern Art, Performance art, Jeff Koons, Whitney Museum


In Britain, Tory Councillors Censor A Public Art Exhibit

The exhibit, which used plaques on benches and Cold War rosebushes to convey info about Britain’s nuclear past, was threatened with a lawsuit. – The Observer (UK) The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Britain, Visual, 07.17.21


What’s Getting People Back To The Cinema?

One Alamo Drafthouse audience member: ““I love movies and I have to be in the theater to see a movie. Like, to me, that’s the only way to watch movies.” – Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 07.16.21


Spike Lee Reveals Palme D’Or Winner Early

Oops at Cannes: “When the jury president, Spike Lee, was asked to announce the first prize of the night, he misunderstood and read off the first-prize winner instead.” – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, Stories, Spike Lee, Cannes, 07.17.21


Don’t Let Leisure Time Disappear

Alert, four-day work week advocates: “Leisure is doing things for their own sake, to pursue what one wants. We should fight the urge to reduce it to a productivity hack.” – The Atlantic The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Issues, 07.17.21


Book Review: Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists

This is about a book about Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists edited by Anne HevenerThe last thing I did when I was leaving the Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, Book Review, Artists, Pastels, Pastel, Pastel Society, Anne HevenerThe


Looking For Culture To Lead The Reopening Of New York

The arts are “a major industry that employed some 93,500 people before the pandemic and paid them $7.4 billion in wages” – and are part of the lifeblood of the city. – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Ideas, 07.17.21


The Squishy Of Using AI To Fake Anthony Bourdain’s Voice In A Documentary

Another documentary filmmaker wonders, “Why borrow trouble, as my parents used to say, by re-creating Anthony Bourdain’s voice that way?” – Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Issues, Anthony Bourdain, 07.16.21


The Ethics of Using AI To Fake Anthony Bourdain’s Voice In A Documentary

Another documentary filmmaker wonders, “Why borrow trouble, as my parents used to say, by re-creating Anthony Bourdain’s voice that way?” – Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Issues, Anthony Bourdain, 07.16.21



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