Photo Essay: Out at Takes the Cake, the 'drag king and thing' competition that's expanding the possibilities of drag

Week 2 Winner Willy Killigan performs at Takes the Cake. Elyssa Goodman for Insider At Takes the Cake, drag artists who identify anywhere on the gender spectrum are welcome. The event is put on by The Cake Boys collective. See more stories on Insider's business page. "I put the 'toxic' in toxic masculinity!" Muscles Monty is standing on stage at Purgatory, a club in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Bathed in purple and green light, faux spiders appear to be crawling on his jacket, which is...
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That Punk Beethoven?

Who are the supposed punks of the classical music world? It seems that, for many commentators, any composer who went against the grain in some way was a punk. – The Conversation
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Updating Books For The TikTok Era

Amazon’s Kindle Vella spotlights the growing market for episodic stories, designed for mobile devices, unfolding as larger narratives over time. – GeekWire
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Is Social Media Eroding Our Appreciation Of Art?

From influencing creation, curation and perception, there’s no denying social media is changing the way we experience art. It’s an effective tool for generating excitement and keeping audiences engaged. But is it standing in the way of a genuine appreciation of art? – ArtsHub
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Looted Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet Returned To Iraq

The Oklahoma-based company Hobby Lobby—whose billionaire owner Steve Green founded the Museum of the Bible in 2018—purchased the tablet from Christie’s for nearly $2m in 2014, with the intent to display it at the museum. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Iraq, Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby, Visual, Christie, Steve Green

Malindadzimu review – a poignant quest to confront Africa’s past

Hampstead theatre, LondonCharm and camaraderie lie at the heart of a smart, soap opera-style attempt to unpick issues of history, heritage and empireMalindadzimu is a mother-daughter soap opera that takes in the enormous story of Africa’s imperial legacy. It begins in an NHS emergency room in Nottingham where a depressed teenager has taken an overdose, and continues in Zimbabwe, where the teenager and her mother contend with cursed lands and the restless spirits of Africa’s past.It is an achieve...
Tags: Africa, Theatre, World news, Culture, NHS, Stage, Zimbabwe, Nottingham, Hampstead, Hampstead Theatre, Malindadzimu, Faith Shyko Amos, Hope Kudzai Mangombe

The Battle For Good Sentences

A sentence might sound promising in your head but crumble during its translation to the page. It might get maimed when shaved or become disfigured when tweaked, rejigged, or retrofitted. It might not be compatible with its neighbors. – Hedgehog Review
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“Where True Authority Resides” — Oprah Winfrey And The Power Of Confession

“What sets Oprah apart … is her understanding that we crave not only the thrill of seeing secrets exposed but also the pretense that therapeutic peace inevitably follows. Oprah makes money on our hunger as well as on our hunger’s aspiration to be resolved.” – The Yale Review
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A Revolution In How/Why We Work

The moral structure of work is up for grabs. And with labor-friendly economic conditions, workers have little to lose by making creative demands on employers. We now have space to reimagine how work fits into a good life. – The New York Times
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A Preview Guide To The Oddest Tony Awards Anyone Can Remember

“Originally scheduled for June 7, 2020, the awards have been delayed — and delayed again, after nominations were announced last October — in an attempt to bolster a pandemic-hobbled industry. Here’s a look at how we got here after so much uncertainty.” – The New York Times
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Joint Acquisition: Some Museums Are Starting To Purchase Art Together

As museums struggle to regain financial stability after pandemic lockdowns, answer calls to diversify their collections, and watch art prices soar ever higher, the option of splitting costs and sharing possession of new artworks is catching on. – ARTnews
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Sundance Institute’s Head Of Indigenous Inclusion Reflects On 20 Years Of Programming

Bird Runningwater has built upon the organization’s foundations of Indigenous inclusion, helping to develop a pipeline of Indigenous creative talent and expand their cultural reach across storytelling both in the U.S. and beyond. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Uncategorized, Sundance Institute, Bird Runningwater

Newly Discovered Fossil Footprints Suggest Humans Were in North America 21,000 Years Ago

Until now, scientists believed humans travelled south into the Americas when this ice barrier began to melt –  16,500 years ago. But we have discovered  fossil footprints that suggest humans first set foot on the continent thousands of years earlier. – The Conversation
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Kristy Edmunds Named New Director Of Mass MoCA

Edmunds has been a leading voice in the arts in Los Angeles, having steered CAP UCLA since 2011. – Los Angeles Times
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Kristi Edmunds Named New Director Of Mass MoCA

Edmunds has been a leading voice in the arts in Los Angeles, having steered CAP UCLA since 2011. – Los Angeles Times
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E.M. Forster’s Most Influential Novel Was The One He Couldn’t Publish

As it circulated in manuscript (it was only published posthumously) from the author to Christopher Isherwood and onward, Maurice “became first an open secret and eventually the center of a sort of private reading club for gay male writers, critics, and friends, for decades.” – The New Republic
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A Gigantic Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal with a String Quartet on Top

It looks like something out of a Fellini movie: a string quartet floating down the canals of Venice on a gigantic violin. Not a boat masquerading as a violin, like when you dress up your pet for Halloween and just slap some funny ears and coat on it, but an actual 39-foot long violin, made of several kinds of wood and metal by master boatbuilder/wood sculptor Livio De Marchi. “Noah’s Violin,” as it is called, did have a tiny motor inside to propel it, and its trip down the Grand Canal wa...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, China, Noah, New York Times, Venice, Times, Vivaldi, Grand Canal, KCRW, De Marchi, Apocalyptica, Livio De Marchi, 18th Century Instruments Ted Mills

Ebony Magazine’s Former CEO Committed Fraud To Keep It Alive, Alleges SEC

Willard Jackson, who was forced out in 2020, is one of several men accused of diverting crowdfunded investment money raised for marijuana-related business ventures; he allegedly used his share to keep Ebony out of bankruptcy (which it ended up declaring anyway). – MarketWatch
Tags: Art, SEC, Words, EBONY Magazine, Willard Jackson

The Only Degree Program In Dance In The State Of Arkansas Has Been Axed

The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock formally voted last week to eliminate the school’s BA in dance. A formerly tenured professor in the department is reaching out to other campuses. – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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You Can Now 3D-Print Yourself A Whole Gallery’s Worth Of Miniature Historical Statuary

A user of the 3D-printing platform Sketchfab has assembled digital renderings, ready to download and print fabricate, of artworks ranging from an ancient Egyptian funerary mask to Bernini’s fountain in Rome’s Piazza Navona to Hussar armor. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Rome, Sketchfab, Bernini, Visual, Piazza Navona, Hussar

This TikToker Gave Brands the Refresh They Didn’t Know They Needed

Earlier this month, TikTok user Emily Zugay uploaded a satirical video in which she made mock redesigns of famous logos. A week later, huge brands like Adobe, Tampax, Nascar and Tinder had left comments on the video, begging her to make crude reimaginings of their own marks. She more than delivered, sharing more MS Paint-esque...
Tags: Design, Advertising, Creative, Voice, Emily Zugay, Adobe Tampax Nascar

Director of Marketing and Communications

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Following a year of reduced operations due to the COVID-19 crisis, the American Repertory Theater seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications who will direct and regrow the currently reduced staff in meeting the theater’s revenue and attendance goals. Additionally, the incumbent will play a pivotal role in developing, advancing, and communicating A.R.T.’s policies and culture with regard to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racist practice. ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Finance, Google Analytics, Harvard, Cambridge, Diane Paulus, American Repertory Theater, Greater Boston, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Square, Oberon, Allston, Digital Communications, Executive Team, Marketing and Communications

What Social Media Needs To Learn From Traditional Media

Even if there were a dozen major social networks, each one would still need to deal with the content dilemmas plaguing the existing juggernauts. There’s no road to healthier online discourse without some level of self-imposed professional guidelines. – Wired
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Last Suspect In Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery Dead At 85

Robert Gentile, a Hartford mob figure who did several stints in prison on unrelated charges, refused for decades to speak with FBI agents about the 1990 theft — even after a handwritten list of the stolen artworks, with estimated values, was found in a raid on his home. – Artnet
Tags: Art, People, Fbi, Hartford, Robert Gentile, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery Dead

Riccardo Muti Extends Chicago Symphony Contract For One More Season

His term as music director was set to expire next summer, but with the pandemic having shut down CSO concerts for the period when guest conductors would have auditioned to succeed him, Muti will stay on until August of 2023. – AP
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It’s Just Too Much Trouble For EU Groups To Hire British Musicians Post-Brexit, Warns Simon Rattle

“People who are normally hired by organisations abroad are being told, ‘I’m sorry, we just don’t have the capacity to bring somebody from the United Kingdom, it is too complicated and too expensive.” – London Evening Standard
Tags: Art, Music, London, United Kingdom

The Man Who Sold His Skin review – art-world satire runs only skin deep

Serious themes are undercut by the flippant tone of this story about a Syrian refugee who becomes a conceptual art objectHere is a muddled caper of movie that doesn’t know what it wants to say; it doesn’t work as a satire of the international art market, nor as a commentary on the racism of white European culture. And its attitude to Syria is undermined by a silly and unconvincing ending that leaves a strange taste in the mouth. It is inspired by the Belgian conceptual artist Wim Delvoye and his...
Tags: Art, Europe, Film, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Belgium, Installation, Brussels, Assad, Sam, Lebanon

London Arts Orgs And Audiences Are Jeopardizing Their Comeback By Being Lax About COVID

Mark Pullinger finds that, while venues’ staff may be masked themselves, they’re not requiring patrons to have face coverings or proof of vaccination (to be clear, they’re following the lead of Boris Johnson’s government), and he looks with envy at safety measures in Europe and New York. – Bachtrack
Tags: Art, Europe, London, Boris Johnson, Issues, Audience, Mark Pullinger

How Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates and others in the tech elite see themselves and the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased substantially in 2020. Nick Wass/Associated Press From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, the tech elite is "a class for itself," according to a PLoS ONE study. One researcher said they deny their role in influencing democracy with their financial capital. The researchers claimed the tech elite's view of the world was shaped by a meritocratic ideology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The tech elite is "a class for itself...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, UK, Design, Microsoft, Democracy, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Wealth, Language, Bill Gates

Sponges, blood cells and sound-art: the exhibition hoping to cure my cancer

The UK’s first ever cancer research exhibition pairs up patients with researchers to show the creative paths taken on the cutting edge of human discoveryShortly before the pandemic hit, I found myself dressed in a red lab coat, trying to find a cure for blood cancer. Although that might be overstating things a little. It’s Professor Dominique Bonnet who is at the cutting edge of cancer research, whereas I was just tagging along for a day at the Francis Crick Institute, hoping to get a feel for w...
Tags: Art, UK, Science, Medical Research, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Cancer Research, Francis Crick Institute, Bonnet, Dominique Bonnet

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