Why Wikipedia Has A Compelling Need To Transcend Languages

Wikipedia leaders presented a new initiative that could theoretically unify the information presented by all of the other Wikipedias, a proposed language-independent encyclopedia that has been generating buzz… – Slate
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Romance Writers Of America Rescinds Award Over Genocide Charges

Romance Writers of America, which earlier this month rescinded an award given to the 2020 novel “At Love’s Command” over complaints that it “romanticized genocide” against Native Americans. – The New York Times
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About That Basquiat Painting in Tiffany Blue…

Basquiat died in 1988 at 27, but in the last few days all sorts of people with various relationships to both him and his work have come out with their own theories on the painting’s origin story. – The New York Times
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Collector Buys Fake Banksy NFT

The piece did enough to convince a buyer – confusingly named Pranksy – to pay the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of pounds only to have the currency returned after what appeared to be an elaborate hoax by a scammer. – The Guardian
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5 Tips for Furnishing Your Vacation Rental Property Like an Interior Designer

For a time, the pandemic managed to turn all of us into temporary shut-ins. Today, with the vaccines rolling out, millions of adventure-starved travelers are storming to vacation sites. This gives you a unique opportunity to charm your future guests. Below you will find some helpful tips for furnishing a vacation rental property like an interior designer. Inspire your guests to show off to their friends with pics of your breathtaking interior design ideas. Read on and discover how you c...
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How Do We Get Beyond A Rush To Judgment?

The modern online public sphere, a place of rapid conclusions, rigid ideological prisms, and arguments of 280 characters, favors neither nuance nor ambiguity. – The Atlantic
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These easy-to-install covers gave my baseboard heaters a fresh look and saved me hundreds of dollars

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. I installed Baseboarder heater covers in my kitchen in just 45 minutes. Lisa Sabatini/Insider Baseboard heaters can be an eyesore, especially if they haven't been replaced for decades. I installed Baseboarders baseboard heater covers to give my dated 1984 ranch a modern upgrade. The covers are great for beginner DIYers who want to save some money and time. Read more about how Insider Reviews tests h...
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Youth Radio Station Pokes Fun At Older Music Fans In A Tweet (It Didn’t Go Well)

“Did it hurt? When you aged out of the youth radio station,” the national youth broadcaster tweeted. – The Guardian
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Diana Taylor, Michael Bloomberg’s Partner, Named New York City Ballet Board Chair

A longtime banking professional in both the private and government sectors and the first woman to chair the board of directors in the company’s history, says that City Ballet has remained in “pretty good shape” financially through the pandemic. – The New York Times
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Francesca Harper Named New Artistic Director Of Alvin Ailey II

Her mother, Denise Jefferson, directed the Ailey School from 1984 until her death in 2010. Harper didn’t just attend dance classes at the school; she practically grew up there. – The New York Times
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Mosul Had A Beloved Street Of Bookstores. Only One Has Reopened Since ISIS Was Driven Out.

“Not long ago, it was one of countless bookstores along the wide avenue lined with arched windows and doorways. … Four years after the liberation of Mosul in 2017, Maktaba al-Sham is the first, and so far the only, bookshop to return to Najafi Street.” – Atlas Obscura
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Without Warning, Board Of Documentary Festival Locks Out Entire Programming Staff

Days after Sheffield DocFest artistic director Cintia Gil departed over “artistic differences,” seven festival programmers found themselves locked out of their email accounts and scrubbed from the website. (The board later noted in a statement that the staffers’ contracts expired in June and apologized “for not communicating better.”) – Variety
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Nation-building Abroad? We’re Not Very Good At It At Home Either

“I know something about this rhetorical vagary because it involves nominally the same efforts America supposedly applies to strengthen its own communities that are “vulnerable,” “underserved,” “traditionally overlooked” — you choose the euphemism for poor.” – Medium
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Soprano Teresa Żylis-Gara Dead At 91

The Lithuanian-born, Polish-raised singer, known as an especially reliable artist with a beautiful lyric soprano, had an unusually wide repertoire, from Bach to Mozart to Verdi and Puccini to Wagner and Strauss to Gounod, with a particular feeling for Chopin’s songs. – Gramophone
Tags: Art, People, Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Puccini, Bach, Chopin, Gounod, Soprano Teresa Żylis Gara

Facebook Admits: Engagement Might Not Be The Gold Standard

Optimizing for engagement is at the heart of many of the criticisms of social platforms. An algorithm that’s too focused on engagement might push users toward content that might be super engaging but of low social value. – Wired
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XBox controller cast in lead and copper to protest use of gaming gear in war

Rachel Berger, a design professor at California College of the Arts, cast an XBox controller in lead and copper to protest the U.S. military's use of XBox controllers as battle equipment. The United States military has been integrating Microsoft Xbox video game controllers into battle equipment for more than a decade. — Read the rest
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What The Latest Study On The Secrets Of Stradivaris And Guarneris Found

“According to new research … violins made by Antonio Stradivari and his contemporary, Giuseppe Guarneri, were treated with proprietary blends of mineral salts, which may have forever altered their physical structures.” Why were they treated? Worms. – Popular Science
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A peek into the mind of Gary Panter

Whenever I need some drawing inspiration, I love to look through Gary Panter's work. Panter is one of the artists whom I look up to the most. His unique, playful vision fills me with excitement and happiness everytime I see his artwork. — Read the rest
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The Real Problem With The New Architecture At The World Trade Center Site? Fear

Justin Davidson: “This is a landscape shaped by fear. It has been formed not only by the reasoned response to a documented threat but by an amorphous, open-ended anxiety. You can see that disquiet embedded in the architecture … a monument to overweening caution.” – New York Magazine
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Eternal Return: Known Forgeries Keep Turning Up In The Art Market

“Anyone who thinks works of art declared fake simply disappear in disgrace or are destroyed should talk to Jane Kallir, author of the catalog raisonné for Egon Schiele. She was offered the same fake Schiele watercolor for authentication 10 times by 10 different collectors.” – The New York Times
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What Makes Rodin’s The Thinker a Great Sculpture: An Introduction to Rodin Life, Craft & Iconic Work

Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker exists in about 28 full-size bronze casts, each approximately 73 inches high, in museums around the world, as well as several dozen castings of smaller size and plaster models and studies. The Thinker also exists as one of the most copied and parodied artworks in world history, perhaps because of its ubiquity. “Unfortunately,” Joseph Phelan writes at the Artcyclopedia, “there is a side of Rodin’s work that has become kitsch through cheap reproductions and comm...
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Paramount Is Suing Insurance Company Over COVID Shutdowns On New “Mission Impossible”

The film was shut down seven times as a result of the pandemic and now Paramount Studios, the movie’s distributor and producer, is suing its insurance company to recover the sizable losses. – Los Angeles Times
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Winston-Salem (NC) Symphony Music Director Resigns

Timothy Redmond, who assumed the job in July 2019, lives in London and most of his work is in England. He said in a statement, “I’ve made the decision that commuting to Winston-Salem is not sustainable for me (or the planet) anymore.” – Winston-Salem Journal (North Carolina)
Tags: Art, Music, England, London, Winston Salem, Timothy Redmond

Interesting Side Effect Of Pandemic: Arts Audiences Are Growing Beyond Australia’s Big Cities

With overseas travel blocked, people from the state capitals are traveling to regional towns and boosting attendance there, and more local people are coming to venues as well. – Arts Hub (Australia)
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Anima, a no-code tool that turns designs into code, raises $10 million Series A

Anima, the YC-backed platform that turns designs into code, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A financing. The round was led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from INcapital and Hetz Ventures. We’ve been following Anima, which was bootstrapped until last year, for a while now. The startup indexes on several trending ingredients right now, including a bottoms-up distribution approach, and the popularity of low/no code. Here’s how it works. Most developers spend a tremendou...
Tags: TC, Design, Tech, Css, Github, Figma, Anima, Cohens, No Code, Arbel, Low-code, MizMaa Ventures, Michal Cohen, Avishay Cohen, Hetz Ventures, A. Anima

Collector buys fake Banksy NFT for £244,000

Collector known as Pranksy has cryptocurrency returned after what appeared to be elaborate hoaxIn hindsight, it looked too good to be true: the chance to buy Banksy’s first foray into the lucrative world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for only a fraction of his soaring market prices.The piece (called Great Redistribution of the Climate Change Disaster) did enough to convince a buyer – confusingly named Pranksy – to pay the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of pounds only to have the currency re...
Tags: Art, Technology, UK News, Art and design, Banksy, Digital Art, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs, Banksy NFT, Pranksy

‘Jeopardy!’ Fiasco Ends As Executive Producer Who Hired Himself As Host Is Fired

Mike Richards lasted a day as permanent host before revelations of past behavior and social media protests led him to resign. As more details of his work history and the rigged process to replace the late Alex Trebek became public, the studio cut him loose. – The Hollywood Reporter
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‘Jeopardy!’ Wasn’t The First Game Show Where Mike Richards Was A Problematic Boss

As executive producer of The Price Is Right (2008-2019), Richards was “a manager who was more interested in being a host, who ushered out veteran on-set leaders, was the subject of HR complaints, and presided over budget cuts and loss of benefits to staffers.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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They Waited Over A Year, But They’re Finally Making Their Broadway Debuts

Laura Collins-Hughes interviews four young performers who were just about to start living their dream when COVID shut Broadway down. (The youngest of them, now 13, spent months worrying that his voice would change or he would outgrow his role.) – The New York Times
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‘I’m that little lady who made all this big stuff!’: Judy Chicago’s 60 years of monumental feminist art

San Francisco’s de Young Museum honors the creator of The Dinner Party and a vast body of urgent workCriticized at the time for an over-emphasis on white women and its stylized representations of vaginas, Judy Chicago’s room-sized installation The Dinner Party has only recently come to be seen as a canonical example of late-20th-century art.Created over a five-year period (1974-79) and consisting of 39 elaborate place settings, it imagines a meal shared by notable women throughout history, such ...
Tags: Art, Women, San Francisco, US news, Feminism, Dinner Party, Elizabeth, Judy Chicago, Sojourner Truth

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