“Pre-Saving” Music And What That Really Means

When you pre-save a song, it may look like the service you use, like Spotify, is the one requesting information about your account. But it’s not. It will tell you which service, label, or company is making the request, and who’ll get your data when you accept. – Wired
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music

Fourteen Takeaways From This Year’s Emmys

The good, the bad, and the really long and bizarre. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media

Nigel Kennedy Pulls Out Of Albert Hall Concert After ClassicFM Won’t Let Him Play Jimi Hendrix

Kennedy said the “culturally prejudiced” decision amounted to “musical segregation”, with the station he now calls “Jurassic FM” preferring him to play Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Wednesday’s show. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Jimi Hendrix, Kennedy, Vivaldi, Nigel Kennedy

Thomas Mann And The Case For Keeping Politics Out Of Art

Thomas Mann was not wrong to worry over democracy’s tendency to enlist art for its own ends, and he was not wrong to call for artists themselves to resist it. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, Thomas Mann

What Does It Mean To Wrap The Arc De Triomphe?

Sebastian Smee: “Wrapping a triumphal arch is a way of creating something beautiful that also says: Enough with your delusions of grandeur. Away with your nationalist rhetoric, your dreams of world conquest. Away with all lies.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, Arc de Triomphe, Sebastian Smee

New Low Price! Cricut Explore Air 2 for $169.99 + Free Shipping! (reg. $249.99) + Super Bundle Deals!

  If you’ve been wanting a Cricut, don’t miss this sale! Hurry, these are selling out! This is the machine that I have and I LOVE IT!! Get the Cricut Explore Air 2 for $169.99 + Free Shipping! (reg. $249.99)! Direct from Cricut! Make T-Shirts, Ornaments, Mugs, Cards, and so much more! Some great options:... Read More
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Online Deals

These vintage computer book cover graphics are a dial-up wormhole back to the 1980s

Redditor ForeverMozart posted a wonderful collection of 1980s computer book covers. I hope they inspire a slew of Vaporwave cassette J-cards.
Tags: Art, Books, Video, Design, News, 1980s, Computer Books, Redditor ForeverMozart

Research: Sexual Abuse Is Rife In The Music Industry

Harassment, abuse and violence take place at all levels of the industry – from grassroots DIY scenarios to corporate setups. Even those scenes that claim to be egalitarian – such as punk – have problems with abuse. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Music

New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the generations of Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched society, arts, culture and science in the United States.As a proud Latina, I have seen first hand how our diversity is our strength. We use various terms to define ourselves (Hispanic, Latinx, Latino, Black, Mexican, Salvadoran, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, and more), yet we still can come together as one resilient community.This year Chrome partnered with Latino...
Tags: Chrome, Design, Mexico, United States, Chile, New York Times, Chromebooks, Oakland California, Brooklyn New York, Dallas Texas, MichoacAn, Limon, Monica Gonzalez, Arts & Culture, Liz Hernandez, National Hispanic Heritage Month

Just How Many People Have Been Working From Home?

Seventy-three percent of survey respondents who had teleworked because of the pandemic guessed that at least half of Americans had done the same. But the actual number was, at its highest point, roughly 35 percent, way back in May 2020. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Issues

The Unlikely Rise Of The UK’s New Culture Minister

Many in entertainment have been scathing of a politician who once claimed “left-wing snowflakes” were “killing comedy, tearing down historic statues, removing books from universities, dumbing down panto, removing Christ from Christmas and suppressing free speech”. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, People, Christ

How A Spoofy Sports Commercial Became An Emmy-Winning TV Series

Truly, what is the show Ted Lasso? – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Ted Lasso, 09.20.21

Why Were This Year’s Emmys #SoWhite?

“Although performers from the global majority comprised 44 percent of acting nominees heading into Sunday night, white actors ultimately swept all 12 lead and supporting races across the comedy, drama and limited series categories.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Issues, 09.19.21

Fantastical Tower Proposed For Heart Of Hollywood

The proposed 22-story glass-skinned office tower would create its own bubble-like world with garden levels open to the elements on the 10th and 17th floors and an enclosed landscaped rooftop with a restaurant, all served by a funicular tram traveling up and down the sides. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Visual

After Many Years And Many Millions Of Dollars, Netflix Wins The Emmys

Thanks, The Crown. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, 09.19.21

Running A Small Los Angeles Theatre In The Midst Of A Pandemic

It’s not exactly easy, but Boyle Heights’ Casa 0101 is giving arts and educational opportunities a real go, but it’s prepared to go back online if transmission rates go up. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, 09.19.21, Boyle Heights Casa 0101

A Chess Grandmaster Sues Netflix Show The Queen’s Gambit For Sexism

Georgian grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili isn’t best pleased with an offhand remark in the Netflix series. (And it’s possible the show’s executive director didn’t help the cause with his speech at the Emmys.) – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Nona Gaprindashvili, 09.17.21

Is Flying To London To See Ian McKellen’s Hamlet Worth The Risk?

A very 2021 question – and the risk doesn’t run one way. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Ian Mckellen, Audience, 09.19.21

Idled By The Pandemic, An Airplane Becomes A Canvas

The artist says, “One of the hardest things to do when you’re a graffiti artist is to scale up.” An unused Boeing 777? That’s definitely a bit larger than some street canvases. – BBC
Tags: Art, Boeing, Visual, 09.18.21

Do You Spend A Fair Amount Of Time On Facebook?

Then you’re more likely to fall prey to manipulative tactics. To put it plainly, crowds aren’t always wise. – NiemanLab
Tags: Art, Ideas, Audience, 09.13.21

Marion Cotillard Is One French Actress Who Appreciates The Me Too Movement

Speaking at the San Sebastian Film Festival, she said, “It has allowed women to speak freely, it’s a true revolution, an intense one and I am very happy to live it.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Marion Cotillard, San Sebastian Film Festival, Issues, 09.18.21

A Giant Violin Revived Shipyards, Musicians, And Venetians In The Darkest Pandemic Days

The vessel set sail in the Grand Canal last weekend. “The craft, called Noah’s Violin, [was] accompanied by an escort of gondolas, and in no time a small flotilla of motorboats, water taxis and traditional flat-bottomed Venetian sandoli joined the violin as it glided.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Noah, Grand Canal, 09.19.21

Questions on Food: Ingredient, Recipes and Cultures

Guest post by Ọlábísí Abọ́dúnrìn Like the rapper, Nasir Jones, there are many things I wonder about in life: who made up words? Who made up numbers? What kind of spell is mankind under? Just like  Nasir Jones was curious, and so am I. And of course the origin of French Kiss. I mean, who […]
Tags: Food, Art, Fun, Guest Post, Linguistics, Guest, Nasir Jones, DishAfrik, Olabisi Abodunrin

The Escape Of Afghanistan’s Only Woman Whirling Dancer

Fahima Mirzaei was about to kick off a tour of Afghanistan when the Taliban took over – and she had to run. This is the story of her escape. – BBC
Tags: Art, Dance, Afghanistan, Taliban, 09.18.21, Fahima Mirzaei

Bennie Pete, Whose Brass Band Kept New Orleans Dancing After Katrina, Has Died At 45

Pete, born in the Upper Ninth Ward, “started playing the tuba at 10 and joined a marching band in middle school. At 18, he helped bring together two brass bands, the Looney Tunes and the High Steppers, into the Hot 8.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Pete, Upper Ninth Ward, 09.18.21, Bennie Pete Whose Brass Band Kept New Orleans

The Forgotten History Of Black Cinema, Revived Through Streaming

Maya Cade created the Black Film Archive with hard work over years. The archive “brings the forgotten works of legends like Oscar Micheaux and Zora Neale Hurston to one place, sorted by decade, with links to where they’re streaming and descriptions of the films.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Oscar Micheaux, Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Cade, 09.19.21

The Need For Chattanooga’s New Memorial To Lynching Victims

Not everyone in Chattanooga wanted the memorial. “The bridge was refurbished as a pedestrian path in 1993 and today is considered a gem of the growing city, a popular place for wedding proposals and family photos.” But artist Jerome Meadows, and funders, persisted. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Chattanooga, Issues, 09.17.21, Jerome Meadows

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Shuddersome: Tales of Poe by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Shuddersome: Tales of Poe by Lindsay Price is a creepy, cross-curricular masterpiece with tons of flexibility, theatricality and a whole lot of fun. The thumping of a heartbeat. The creek of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. […]
Tags: Drama, Theatre, Production, Mystery, Acting, Poe, Choral Work, Lindsay Price, School Plays, Theatrefolk plays, Movement-based, Classical Adaptation, Reader's Theatre, Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

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