Clevelands baseball team is now the Guardians

They could have been the Spiders. Instead, Cleveland’s major-league baseball team, known for more than a century as the Indians, will be called the Guardians. The change will take place at the end of the 2021 baseball season. The “Guardians” name pays tribute to a Cleveland landmark: the twin Guardians of Traffic statues on the Hope Memorial Bridge, near the team’s home ballpark, Progressive Field. Sports Illustrated provided some historical detail: The Guardians of Traffic statues have fl...
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East Hampton – Gabriel Orozco at kurimanzutto out east, Through July 25th, 2021

Gabriel Orozco, Installation View, via kurimanzutto Currently on at kurimanzutto’s East Hampton exhibition space, the gallery has staged a small-scale show of works by the artist Gabriel Orozco. The artist, whose long explorations of geometric form and space in relation to both traditional art materials and reclaimed objects from the world around him, here presents […]
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Lakers launch competitive art program as part of its Racial Equity Action Plan

The Los Angeles Lakers have launched a competitive art program to recognize and support a local community of minority artists, the NBA franchise was announced Friday, July 23. Artist Charly Palmer has partnered with the team on the “In The Paint” program to benefit BIPOC  — Black, Indigenous and people of color — artists. Palmer and a panel of three judges will select 15 up-and-coming and established artists of color to create original pieces of work that will be showcased at the inaugural 2022 ...
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Director of Development

New Music USA is seeking a creative, energetic, and strategic Director of Development who will lead the renewal and growth of contributed revenue from individuals and institutions in an exciting phase of our organization’s development. The Director of Development will be a member of the senior leadership team and work closely with the CEO, board, and communications teams to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives around New Music USA’s transformative activities. Job ...
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Director of Finance and Administration

New Music USA is seeking an experienced, motivated, and highly organized financial professional to join our growing team. This position offers the opportunity to take part in an exciting phase of the organization’s development, working on reviewing and renewing organizational systems and policies and energizing the staff around collaborative planning and administration. The Director of Finance and Administration will be a member of the senior leadership team and work closely with the CEO and boa...
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A Lackluster Opening Olympics

Unfortunately, the messaging was muddled — the ideas crowding one another out — by a ceremony most notable for how small and muted the staging felt, an effect amplified by the empty stadium. – Washington Post
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How Much Of Your Life Has Been Determined By Fiction?

“There is a kind of bibliomancy, the use of books in divination, to being a reader of fiction. This magical concept begins while book browsing.” – LitHub
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Misconceptions About The Relationship Between Arts And Sports

While there are many sports devotees in the Australian arts sector (as a search for the Twitter hashtag #aflartsmafia reveals), the fallacy continues that loving the arts and loving sport are somehow incompatible. – ArtsHub
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Where AI Is Scariest? Its Ability To Speak

Artificial intelligence is an ethical quagmire. Its power can be more than a little nauseating. But there’s a kind of unique horror to the capabilities of natural language processing. – The New Yorker
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Can US Cultural Policy Better Reflect American Values?

The US is one of the largest markets for cultural goods, so it makes good sense that our country has taken a leading role in fighting the looting of cultural artefacts. – The Art Newspaper
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The Olympics May No Longer Be Sustainable In Their Present Form

Whether it’s the young people and local businesses left traumatized by evictions due to London 2012 Games, the elderly tenants whose homes were destroyed to make way for the new National Stadium in Shinjuku, ahead of Tokyo 2020. – Fast Company
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From Street To Stage To School And Back Again, Philadelphia Keeps House Dancing Real

Philly didn’t invent house, but it made the style its own. The city’s home to several professional companies (notably Rennie Harris Puremovement, the world’s longest-running street dance troupe), house dance is taught at the University of the Arts, and itinerant parties keep the scene’s roots healthy. – KQED
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A Critic Confesses: I’ve Rarely Given Enough Credit To A Terrific Opera House Chorus

Joshua Kosman: “My reviews over the years have not always reflected the splendor of the Opera Chorus’s artistry. … In my defense, most of the time my task is simply to find new words for an old truth… – San Francisco Chronicle
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Italian thermal spa celebrates 101st anniversary with a sustainable renovation

First completed in 1919, Terme di Saturnia is a world-renowned resort and spa in Italy that is steeped in history. Now, the property has completed a sustainable renovation thanks to London-based studio THDP. The new design concept celebrates the natural conditions of the original thermal spring with preserved wooden furnishings, décor crafted by local artisans and green spaces. “The initial briefing strived to achieve a visible and perceived renewal, while retaining the original internal archit...
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How US Teen Culture Took Over The World

Universal secondary education not only elevated Americans by spreading relevant knowledge and skills to the masses. It also gave rise to a more complex social and cultural transformation, as the adolescent period became pivotal in shaping who we are. – Aeon
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California couple charged for starting wildfire during gender reveal

Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez, a Southern California couple responsible for starting a forest fire last year, have recently been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The couple started the fire after a gender reveal went wrong, sparking a fire that killed a firefighter. The couple now faces both felony and misdemeanor charges. According to an announcement made by San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson, the couple pleaded not guilty to charges involving the...
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Oregon's Bootleg Fire is creating its own weather

Usually, weather conditions influence how wildfires behave. But southern Oregon’s massive Bootleg Fire is so powerful that it’s changing the weather. Fire officials have reported about the Bootleg Fire’s “aggressive surface spread with pyrocumulus development.” This cloud form results from the flames of a wildfire producing such extreme heat that it causes air to rise rapidly, cooling and condensing smoke particles. Pyrocumulus clouds are like self-contained thunderstorms carrying wind and light...
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HBO Streaming Sees Big Surge In Subscribers

With its 2.8 million Q2 2021 subscribers, HBO Max now has 47 million subscribers in the United States, and a total of 67 million subscribers worldwide. That’s not bad at all considering HBO Max is just over a year old. – Fast Company
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OnlyFans Has Some Serious, And Maybe Dangerous, Moderation Issues

Some creators on the site, especially those with erotic content, have faced hacking, ransomware, piracy, revenge porn, stalkers, and threats of violence. And they say the company has been sluggish or worse in addressing the problems. – BBC
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The High Performance Surfing Center honors nature inside and out

When Branco Cavaleiro Architects was asked to develop a plan to house the High Performance Surfing Center in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the designers chose to incorporate protections for visitors as well as the surrounding landscape. The High Performance Surfing Center was designed with sustainable construction in mind. This idea was reflected in the selection of green building materials and choice to reduce energy consumption. Situated on a dune system within a grove of pine trees, ...
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China Outlaws Super-tall Buildings

The building boom in China was often a kind of arms race between cities trying to outcompete each other and grab global attention, typically without much care given to the urban context in which the tall buildings were placed. – Fast Company
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Italy Embraces “Vaccine Green Card” Program

Italy will impose a new “vaccine green card” policy for public spaces and cultural institutions like art museums, The Guardian reports. “But the Delta variant is threatening. It spreads much more quickly than other variants,” says prime minister Mario Draghi. “I invite all Italians to get vaccinated and to do so straight away. Without vaccinations, we’d have […]
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Many Musicians Quit During The Pandemic. Many Won’t Be Going Back

Dozens of musicians in the Pittsburgh area and around the country are either adjusting their careers to include more stable side hustles in the aftermath of the pandemic or hanging up their instruments for good. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Portland Opera Names Priti Gandhi Artistic Director

“Gandhi, who has sung internationally and who comes to Portland from Minnesota Opera, where she has been chief artistic officer, will be one of the few women in the opera world in a top artistic role.” – Oregon ArtsWatch
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Portland Opera’s Names Priti Gandhi Artistic Director

“Gandhi, who has sung internationally and who comes to Portland from Minnesota Opera, where she has been chief artistic officer, will be one of the few women in the opera world in a top artistic role.” – Oregon ArtsWatch
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Spain’s Hot Young Poet Is A Hospital Laundry Worker

Begoña M. Rueda, 29, just won the prestigious Premio Hiperión (her seventh award, one for each of her books) for Laundry Service, a collection about her work washing the linens of the sick and dead through the pandemic in an unglamorous port town. (in English) – El País (Spain)
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American Carpenters Use Medieval Techniques To Help Rebuild Notre-Dame’s Roof

A group of about 30 young workers and students will gather at Catholic University in DC next month and use hand tools to build a 45’x35′ wooden truss, which will be used in the Paris cathedral’s reconstruction following the 2019 fire. – The Art Newspaper
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Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials

South African architecture studio SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences by Marriott International. Located in Bodrum, Turkey, the hotel used stone collected from the building site in its construction and native landscaping in its outdoor spaces. The property is set on a 126,000-square-meter private peninsula in a coastal resort town surrounded by the stunning Aegean Sea and boasts the first standalone residences in the area. It ha...
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