Department Chair, Drama – Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

The Department of Drama, Undergraduate, in the Institute of Performing Arts at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University seeks an accomplished, visionary Chair to lead our uniquely structured Bachelor of Fine Arts program beginning in Fall, 2022. The Department -The Department of Drama prepares the next generation of leaders in theatre by offering an innovative, rigorous and ambitious artistic and academic education at the world’s first global network university, New York University. For ...
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How To Memorize Something Complex? There’s A System For That

To earn the title of Grand Master of Memory, one must be able to memorize a 1000-digit number in one hour. The next hour you are faced with memorizing the order of ten packs of cards. And finally you get two minutes to memorize a single pack. – LitHub
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Amid Chicago’s Grand Architecture, Its Ugliest Buildings

Chicago loves its architecture and loves showcasing it to the world and tourists. But if everything you’re seeing is great and beautiful, you need to know the ugly to understand the beautiful. – Yahoo! (Chicago Tribune)
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Hermitage Employee Breaks Visitor’s Nose (Captured On Social Media, Of Course)

“I am at the General Staff building of the Hermitage right now and an employee broke the nose of the person I was with. Is this normal?” Mironova asked her followers on Instagram after the assault. – The Art Newspaper
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Justice Department Seeks To Block Giant Publishing Merger

Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement, “If the world’s largest book publisher is permitted to acquire one of its biggest rivals, it will have unprecedented control over this important industry. – Deadline
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High School Teacher Abruptly Cancels Play After Students Complain About Script

Students complained of a script they felt made light of sexual assault victims and contained inappropriate language and stereotypes that made cast members uncomfortable. – Chicago Sun-Times
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Toronto Declares A Year Of Public Art To Revitalize The City

The initiative will feature more than 350 new works and provide funding to just under 100 organizations. Moreover, ArtworxTO kicks off a   that commits to bringing “creativity and community, everywhere.” – Toronto Star
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Esperanza Spalding And Wayne Shorter Were Making An Opera. So They Made An Opera Company Too

The famed architect Frank Gehry came on to draft the set designs, and the director Lileana Blain-Cruz came aboard to bring the story onstage. They named the company Real Magic. – The New York Times
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The Dream Hollywood hotel opened an NFT art gallery in its lobby. Here's a look at what it's like.

The Dream Hollywood hotel's new NFT art exhibition is one of the first exhibits of its kind in a hospitality setting. Dream Hollywood NFTs are stored on a crypto-style blockchain but can also be displayed physically, gallery style. The Dream Hollywood hotel and The Crypt Gallery have opened a physical NFT exhibit to the public. The free event makes an effort to not only impress exhibit attendees with art but also educate them. Non-fungible tokens - or NFTs - are a new concept taking th...
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AI Is Figuring Out Ancient Board Games — And Letting Us Play Them Online

Those games go back as far as cilivization does. Yet when archaeologists discover game boards and pieces, of course, they never find rule books. So we haven’t been able to play them — until now. – Wired
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The Old Soviet Novel That Was The Prototype For Orwell’s “1984”

Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, published 100 years ago, set 1,000 years in the future in a technologically controlled superstate, was the first novel ever banned in the Soviet Union. – The New York Times
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Psychology in eCommerce Web Design: How to Increase Sales

Have you optimized your eCommerce website for psychology? Use these three powerful psychological principles to increase sales.
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Why Amsterdam Just Decreed That All New Buildings Be Made Of At Least 20 Percent Wood

Increasing the use of timber in the city’s construction projects is hoped to reduce reliance on steel and concrete – materials that create large amounts of carbon dioxide during production. – Dezeen
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Architect resigns over billionaire’s vision for windowless dorm rooms

Dennis McFadden, a consulting architect at the University of California Santa Barbara, resigned, calling the dorm plans a “social and psychological experiment."
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How Do Hot Creative Streaks Happen?

Research found that artists and scientists tend to experiment with diverse styles or topics before their hot streak begins. This period of exploration is followed by a period of creatively productive focus. – The Atlantic
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Make it a Lovecraft Christmas with Michael Whelan's amazing holiday cards

Artist Michael Whelan has painted a fantastic set of 20 Lovecraftian holiday cards! Available for sending your twisted greeetings to your friends, or if you wish there are 90 signed items for collectors. Available at Lovecraft Christmas. My friend Bob had to say: Dark Christmas cards for the merriest season of what seems a downright dreary year. — Read the rest
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Why #MeToo Isn’t Making Much Headway In Stand-Up Comedy

The female comics in the trenches of the club circuit say it remains a realm of “blatant misogyny” — and that #MeToo has only complicated their struggle not to be harassed. Part of the reason is built into the very structure of the industry. – The Hollywood Reporter
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Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield Resigns

The move comes after a Times investigation, published in September, in which 25 current and former festival workers alleged that WTF exposed them to repeated safety hazards and a toxic work culture. – Los Angeles Times
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Writing About Dance Isn’t A Profession Anymore

The truth is that culture writing that doesn’t involve celebrities or popular culture or scandal fills an increasingly small niche in the mainstream press. – Dance Magazine
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The Problem With New York City Ballet’s Balanchine

Jennifer Homans: “Balanchine, it seems, has become orthodox: classical, beautiful, the radical edges zipped up and smoothed. This is not the dancers’ fault, nor is it something anyone can undo.” – The New Yorker
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True Crime Books, Video, And Podcasts Are Massively Popular. Are They Brain-Rotting Junk Or A Force For Good?

There are arguments to be made on both sides. The Times gathers people to make them. – The New York Times
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That Godawful Dorm Design For UCal-Santa Barbara? It May Be The Best We Can Hope For These Days

Henry Grabar lays out the web of dysfunction, failure, and perverse incentives that leads to a respected state university accepting, with no changes, a design by a billionaire who’s never studied architecture for a 4,500-student dorm building whose bedrooms have no windows. – Slate
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‘Ecological vandalism’: embattled Queen Elizabeth tribute gets go-ahead

Northumberland landmark, named Ascendant, is intended as tribute for Queen’s platinum jubilee yearFor supporters, the 55m turbine-blade-like sculpture jutting out of an isolated Northumberland hilltop will attract tourists and be a fitting tribute to Queen and Commonwealth.For opponents it will be “ecological vandalism” that spoils the landscape and is an artwork which would not look out of place in Communist-era eastern Europe. Continue reading...
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Why Did The Old Vic Cancel “Into The Woods” So Suddenly Last Week? A Staff Rebellion

The high-profile revival of the Sondheim musical was to be directed by Terry Gilliam (yes, from Monty Python), who has made some, er, controversial remarks (such as declaring himself “a black lesbian in transition”). Sondheim himself is said to be furious. –
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Up to 50% Off Christmas Trees at Michaels!

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal on Christmas Trees. Michael’s 50% Off Tree Event! Get Black Friday Prices Today! Free Shipping $49+ A few of the tree deals: 7ft. Pre-Lit Artificial Cashmere Pencil Christmas Tree $69.99 (Reg. $129.99) 6ft. Pre-Lit Windham Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree $79.99 (Reg. $139.99) 7ft. Pre-Lit Willow Pine Artificial Christmas... Read More
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Why Hong Kong’s M+ Museum Is Important, Despite All The Censorship Controversy

“With 700,000 square feet of space, it is expected to be a major entry into the region’s art scene. … Below, a look at the institution’s history, its inaugural presentations, and its difficult road to opening.” – ARTnews
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VOTE: The puzzle

Now that more of us know that voting isn’t just something we talk about on Election Day, and certainly not just every four years, I think this new women VOTE puzzle is the most wonderful gift for a civic-minded friend. Officially titled “Women Will Decide” (catch that clever use of the O in VOTE?)  it was […]
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Pianist Nelson Freire Dead At 77

“One of the most celebrated pianists of the second half of the 20th century, … The Guardian once wrote of him, ‘few pianists alive convey the sheer joy and exhilaration of being masters of their craft more vividly and uncomplicatedly than Nelson Freire.'” – Limelight
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Netflix Is A Drug, Its Algorithms Are Dealers, And David Foster Wallace Predicted It All

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos “recognized that viewers were addicts, and that his role was to supply what they wanted” whenever they wanted it. The predictive analytic software that makes recommendations lets users imagine they’re in control — just as depicted in Infinite Jest back in 1996. – Literary Hub
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Behold 84 Great Novels Reinterpreted as Modernist Postage Stamps

Ali Johnson and Jim Quail of Liverpool-based design studio Dorothy had a hit with their music-based graphics, which recast seminal alternative, psychedelic, electronic, and post-punk albums as oversized postage stamps. Now, they’ve turned their attention and knack for highly condensed visual responses to the realms of literature. Their Modern Classics collection, above, synthesizes 42 titles into something emblematic and essential. How many have you read? How many would you be able to identify ...
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