Lashana Lynch And The Case Of The Long-Delayed Bond Movie

The actor still won’t talk about her potential future in the franchise. Lynch: Bond “could be a man or woman. They could be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They could be young or old. … Even if a two-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, People, Bond, 09.12.21

The Conductors Climbing The Dudamel Fellows Ladder

“A striking aspect of the former fellows, however, is how little they are like Dudamel — or each other. … The main thing these former fellows may take home from L.A. is indoctrination” – in programming new music. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, Dudamel, 09.11.21

New Yorkers Turned To Poetry After The Towers Came Down

People sent poems to newspapers and posted poetry on bus shelters. “When we went into Manhattan to see the site where the Twin Towers had once stood, there were poems traced into the ash that covered everything.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Words, 09.10.21

Nino Castelnuovo, Star Of The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, 84

“If he achieved international notice with Umbrellas, he did not truly attain fame in Italy until 1967, for his role as Renzo in a television series based on Alessandro Manzoni’s 1827 literary epic, The Betrothed.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Italy, Cherbourg, Alessandro Manzoni, Renzo, Nino Castelnuovo, 09.12.21

Nickolas Davatzes, A Force Behind The A&E And History Channels, 79

Davatzes’ analysis and plans changed cable. He said, “By network standards, … our viewership will always be limited. But that is the function of cable — to present enough alternatives so that individuals can be their own programmer.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Nickolas Davatzes, Davatzes, 09.11.21

It’s Time To Reassess The Architecture Of The Twin Towers

Rowan Moore: “Japanese-American [architect Minoru] Yamasaki was dismissed by his contemporaries for being ‘dainty’, ‘prissy’, ‘epicene’, ‘ballet school’, for example, on account of the slender gothic-looking arcades that ran around the bases of the towers.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, Rowan Moore, 09.11.21, Minoru -RSB- Yamasaki

Sheila Bromberg, Harpist For British Symphonies And Oh Yes, The Beatles, 92

Bromberg was a busy harpist and mom when her “agent called on March 17, 1967, to offer her a three-hour stint that night as a session musician at the EMI recording studio on Abbey Road in London. The pay was 9 pounds — about $17.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, London, People, EMI, Abbey Road, Bromberg, Sheila Bromberg, 09.10.21

Rewriting The Final Night Of The Proms

“This wonderful event must be forward-looking, rather than scanning backwards to old tropes of empire – however good the tunes. It is the ultimate programming challenge.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, 09.10.21

Translators Should Be Named On Book Covers

Weirdly, “the underlying assumption on the part of many publishers seems to be that readers don’t trust translators and won’t buy a book if they realise it’s a translation.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, 09.10.21

How The World Of Theme Parks Affected The New Academy Museum

Dream it and you can do it, or at least you can pretend to lift your own Oscar at the long-awaited museum. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual, 09.10.21, New Academy Museum

Will Hollywood See Another Bloody Friday?

Not likely, but for the below-the-line workers (props, costumes, camera people, etc.), “after months of protracted negotiations with the major studios, 13 IATSE Hollywood locals have been preparing members for a possible strike authorization vote.”- Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, 09.10.21, IATSE Hollywood

Some Of The White Art World Is Finally Cluing Into Dindga McCannon’s Work

The artist is well known in many circles – after all, “for more than five decades, McCannon has been making work rooted in who she is: an African American woman and third-generation Harlemite.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Dindga McCannon, McCannon, 09.10.21

Checkboxland: render everything as HTML checkboxes

At Brian Braun's Checkboxland, everything is made of HTML checkbox elements. You can make your own images and animations out of checkboxes! There's even an API. Checkboxland is a JavaScript library for rendering anything as HTML checkboxes.You can use it to display animations, text, and arbitrary data. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Web, Code, Html, Checkboxes, Brian Braun, Checkboxland

All Of The Winners At The Venice Film Festival

And the Golden Lion goes to … a movie with a very timely subject. (Plus all of the other winners.) – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Golden Lion, 09.11.21

Italy Seizes 500 Fake Francis Bacon Works

“Five people have been charged with criminal conspiracy to authenticate and circulate fake works of art and fraud and money laundering.” – The Guardian (UK)(AFP)
Tags: Art, UK, Italy, Visual, 09.10.21

Hollywood Has Sold Out To China

And it’s not likely to change anytime soon. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, China, Issues, Audience, 09.10.21

Does Publishing Miss The 45th President?

All signs, and an absolute onslaught of books, point to yes. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 09.10.21

The Real-Time September 11 Conversation Between August Wilson And John Lahr

August Wilson, responding to Lahr, on the morning of September 11, 2001: “Yesterday was a different world, and I am mourning for it.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Theatre, Wilson, Lahr, John Lahr, 09.11.21

Soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara, Stalwart Of The Met In The 1970s, 91

Zylis-Gara “displayed a plush voice, impressive versatility and beguiling stage presence during a three-decade international career.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Soprano Teresa Żylis Gara, 09.11.21, Zylis Gara

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