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NYTimes Executive Editor: Most Local Newspapers Will Die Within Five Years

Dean Baquet: “The greatest crisis in American journalism is the death of local news . . . I don’t know what the answer is. Their economic model is gone. I think most local newspapers in America are going to die in the next five years, except for the ones that have been bought by a local billionaire.” – Fast Company
Tags: Art, America, Words, Nytimes, Dean Baquet, 05.20.19


Gorgeous Celestial Maps And Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

These illustrations are from Levi Walter Yaggy’s Geograpahical Portfolio – Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography. Published by Western Publishing House of Chicago in 1887, the book features large educational geographical charts. Using chromolithography, Yaggy created stunning colors and contrasts in his images of the world, its regions, and peoples. Source
Tags: Maps, Design, America, Atlas, Retro, Inspirations


Labour Party launches solar panel program for 1.75M homes

Britain’s Labour Party has announced a major new green program, pledging to install solar panels on up to 1.75 million government-subsidized and low-income houses. In what has been called the start of a U.K. version of America’s Green New Deal, the goal of the project is to radically address climate change while creating green jobs. The Labour Party will provide free solar panels to one million government-subsidized homes and offer grants and interest-free loans for panels on up to 750,000 addi...
Tags: Design, America, Britain, Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Green New Deal the Labour Party


‘Bound To Win’: Jill Lepore On The Evolution Of The Presidential-Candidate Memoir

“Before the nineteen-sixties, the books Presidential candidates wrote weren’t usually memoirs; they were collections of speeches.” Now? “Sometimes Presidential candidates write books about their vision for the country; sometimes they write books about themselves. And then, sometimes, their vision for America is a vision of themselves.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, America, Words, Jill Lepore, 05.20.19, Presidential Candidate Memoir


How We Do Being Old And Sick In America: 87-Year-Old Jazz Legend Kenny Burrell And Why He Needs A GoFundMe Campaign

“The Detroit native has played on at least 100 records, which is probably a conservative estimate. Burrell made his recording debut with Dizzy Gillespie in 1951, teamed up for a record with John Coltrane in 1958 and spent the 1960s doing not only session work — with everyone from Louis Armstrong to James Brown.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, America, People, John Coltrane, Detroit, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Burrell, Kenny Burrell, 05.14.19


“T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America” at the National Museum of the American Indian

Bold, political, multidimensional and wildly important works by the visionary artist After fostering his talents at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, T.C. Cannon entered the art scene with a vision to subvert traditional perceptions and dismantle stereotypes surrounding native art. He did so by combining historic, traditional motifs and images with his own distinct, contemporary style. Though his life was …
Tags: Art, Design, America, Painting, Culture, Artists, Smithsonian, Native American, Paintings, National Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Native Art, T.C. Cannon


SCAD students fight food insecurity in Georgia with organic farming and beekeeping

For a break from schoolwork, students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) have been swapping their laptops for shovels and seedlings at SCAD Back40, the university’s new one-acre “farm.” Created as a legacy project to celebrate SCAD’s 40th anniversary, the agricultural initiative features a wide range of seasonal, organically grown crops as well as a growing apiary with 16 beehives actively managed by students. Produce is regularly donated to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Geo...
Tags: Design, America, Georgia, Brussels, Savannah College of Art, Savannah Georgia, SCAD, Coastal Georgia, Savannah College, Hardeeville South Carolina, Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Jody Elizabeth Trumbull


Andrei Kramarevsky, One Of America’s Most Influential Ballet Teachers, Dead At 90

He had had a long and successful career as a character dancer at the Bolshoi (he danced for Stalin) when he up and left in 1975; the next year, he turned up at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in New York. Balanchine watched him teach a class and told him, “My dear, I’ve been waiting for you for 40 years.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, America, People, Stalin, Balanchine, 05.10.19, Andrei Kramarevsky, Balanchine s School of American Ballet


How Doris Day Connected With America

Todd Purdam: “Doris Day, who died Monday at 97, was always underrated—the girl next door whose peaches-and-cream good looks, 1,000-watt smile, and sinuous, molten singing voice were so often taken for granted. Her huge commercial power—and the bad management of her third husband, Martin Melcher—meant that she seldom had material worthy of her talents, in records or on film. But when she did, watch out.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, America, People, Doris Day, 05.14.19, Todd Purdam, Martin Melcher


Doris Day, Film Star And Animal Rights Activist, Has Died At 97

Day was a star who reinvented herself several times. She “achieved indelible fame in big-screen bedroom farces and put a sunny face on the working woman in postwar America,” and walked away from the industry when she could. “In 1981, she moved to Carmel, the Monterey Bay community she fell for while making the 1956 film Julie, and devoted much of her life to animal welfare.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, America, Los Angeles, People, Carmel, Monterey Bay, Julie, 05.13.19


Almost All U.S. National Parks Have Polluted Air

Sure, we know that cities can be congested and polluted, but at least we have the national parks to escape to when we want to breathe in some fresh air, right? Wrong. According to a new report released by the National Park Conservation Association, 96 percent of all parks experience significant air pollution problems. The bipartisan nonprofit organization published a report, “Polluted Parks: How America is Failing to Protect our National Parks, People and Planet from Air Pollution” that analyze...
Tags: Design, California, Mexico, America, Grand Canyon, National Parks Conservation Association, National Park Conservation Association, Almost All U S National Parks Have Polluted Air, National Parks People and Planet, Stephanie Kodish, Clean Air Program


The dancer’s guide to hitchhiking: Astad Deboo

Celebrated Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his 50-year career, hitchhiking across the world and more Article by Samira Sood | CNN Traveller Astad Deboo in flow. Photo: Amit Kumar Astad Deboo is no stranger to accolades: from a Sangeet Natak Akademi award to a Padma Shri, he has them all. But perhaps his greatest prize is his own story. How did the boy from Jamshedpur go on to become the pioneer of modern dance in India? 8 years, 32 countries. Feat. a cargo boat ride...
Tags: Art, Europe, Japan, England, New York, London, Amit Kumar, Australia, Life, India, Africa, US, America, Iran, Pink Floyd, Philippines


What’s The Deal With America’s Fondness For Endless Adolescence? Blame Mark Twain

Tom Carson: “Most of the Americans entranced by the fib that everything after high school is a fall from grace undoubtedly have no idea where it originated, but the Clearasil staining Mark Twain’s hands can never be wholly scrubbed away.” – The Baffler
Tags: Art, America, Words, Mark Twain, Tom Carson, 05.07.19


Renewable energy surpasses coal for the first time in U.S. history

This April, for the first time in U.S. history, the renewable energy sector is expected to have generated more total electricity than coal. According to an initial report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, this achievement is partially because of increased investment and awareness, but might also be due to seasonal changes in electricity consumption. “Five years ago, this never would have been close to happening,” Dennis Wamstead, research analyst at IEEFA, said in th...
Tags: Design, America, United States, Xcel Energy, IEEFA, Dennis Wamstead, Zak Zak


Maurizio Cattelan’s Gold Toilet to Go On View at Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan’s America (2016), an 18-karat-gold toilet, will be shown at the Blenheim Palace later this year. “Maurizio Cattelan has been producing groundbreaking work for decades, so it is a proud moment for us to present his first UK solo show in twenty years,” says Michael Frahm, the director of the Blenheim Art Foundation. “As the first […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, America, Blenheim Palace, Art News, Minipost, Maurizio Cattelan, Michael Frahm, Blenheim Art Foundation


We’re Awash In Conspiracy Theories. It’s Hard Not To Get Addicted To Them

America’s mythology seems to encourage alternate theories. Independent thinking. Distrust of the conventional. Following the bread crumbs. It’s just, well, so bad for us… – The Guardian
Tags: Art, America, Ideas, 05.02.19


A Few Minutes Alone With “The Last Supper” – Surprisingly Affecting

Phil Kennicott: “I’m lucky to have been given a little extra time at “The Last Supper” and even, for a few minutes, time without other tourists, and the experience is deeply moving. I’m surprised by this because “The Last Supper” is famous for being but a shadow of what Leonardo put on the walls about the same time Columbus sailed for America… Yet there it is, glowing on the wall, far more precise in its communication than anything I expected during a two-week trip looking at art in Italy.” – W...
Tags: Art, America, Columbus, Visual, Leonardo, Phil Kennicott, Italy Washington, 05.02.19


Robert Longo Interviewed in The Guardian

The Guardian interviews Robert Longo this week, as the artist prepares a show of new work around the current American political environment. “America is oppressed through a dream. The dream is anyone can become as rich as Donald Trump,” he says. “It’s problematic, for sure.” Read more at The Guardian  
Tags: Art, News, America, Guardian, Donald Trump, Art News, Minipost, Robert Longo


Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in The USA

America is a majestic country that annually attracts millions upon millions of tourists to its borders. The country is big, and, because of its importance to our modern history, it is absolutely filled with things to see. For a regular middle-class person that isn’t a citizen of the beautiful United States of America, it may be quite financially challenging to visit all the places that are out there to see. However, what can you do when your honeymoon is approaching, and you want to make it as ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Design, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Events, Guides


MIT Pranksters Cover Great Dome With Captain America Shield

Some students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology turned the Great Dome on campus into Captain America’s shield over the weekend. They managed to drape a dome-sized shield symbol over the structure; although how they did it remains unknown. h/t: abc13 The students involved in the “hack” said they did it to express their gratitude toward the movie series. “Avengers: Source
Tags: Design, America, Mit, Captain, Shield, Avengers, Inspirations, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Dome, Great Dome


5 Money Lessons for your Kids

I recently chatted with Art Rainer and we talked about how we can teach our children about money. It was a great conversation with some simple takeaways that I hope you enjoy! You can watch the video or read the transcription below! Bob Lotich: Hey everybody, I have Art Rainer here today and I’m really excited because he has written a really cool book called The Money Challenge, which I picked up and I’ll tell you more about that in a bit, but we’re going to ...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Kids, Money, Religion, America, Managing Money, Jeff Bezos, Timothy, Alden, Linda, Rainer, How to Manage Money, Bob Lotich, Money Lessons, Art Rainer


Should We Really Drop Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ From Sporting Events Because Of A Couple Of Racist Songs She Sang 80-Odd Years Ago? Well, Yes

Last week, someone brought forward two now-embarrassing songs about black people that Smith recorded in the 1930s (we’ll spare you the titles), and teams in New York and Philadelphia that had been playing her version of the Irving Berlin anthem at games promptly dropped her. Anne Midgette wondered if this was an overreaction — until she talked to two black opera stars who’ve done a lot of singing at sports events themselves. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, New York, America, Philadelphia, Smith, Anne Midgette, Irving Berlin, SJ, Kate Smith, 04.25.19


See Inside Some Of America’s Grandest Old Movie Theatres

The photographers used Cinema Treasures, a database of American movie theaters past and present, to track down some of the country’s most spectacular movie palaces. At first they focused only on abandoned theaters, but after discovering some tastefully repurposed palaces, such as Brooklyn’s cavernous Paramount Theater—now used as a gymnasium by Long Island University—they expanded the scope of their project.  – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, America, Brooklyn, Long Island University, 04.23.19


Learning and Leadership Director for OPERA America – APPLY NOW

Apply to join the dynamic staff at OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. You could be the thought leader curating the way into the future of contemporary opera across the field. Learning and Leadership DirectorReports to: Chief Programs OfficerDepartment: ProgramsStatus: Full-time/Exempt About the positionThe Learning and Leadership Director advances OPERA America’s commitment to increasing the exchange and curation of knowledge across the field, building leadership...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Microsoft, America, OPERA America, [email protected], Laura Lee Everett


Hudson Yards’ Shed: A Big Experiment In Mixing Audiences

It cost $500 million. It’s in the most expensive real estate development in America. But what it really is, says director Alex Poots, is a big experiment in trying to mix audiences that don’t typically interact. How? Presenting new work not seen anywhere else, and getting tickets into the hands of people who might not typically think about coming. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, America, Issues, Hudson Yards, Alex Poots, 04.21.19


Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Youtube, Washington, Germany, New York City, America, Qatar, UPS, Austin, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, Taliban, Missouri, Maine


National Parks are offering free entry on April 20 to celebrate National Park Week

Take advantage of the warmer weather by visiting any number of the hundreds of national parks across the country on April 20 for absolutely free. The National Parks Service is celebrating National Park Week by offering free entry into all of the 418 parks spread throughout the United States. If you have never been to a national park or if it has been a while since your last visit, you may be surprised to learn about all the fun and excitement that awaits you. Here is a quick guide on some of th...
Tags: Design, Camping, California, America, Features, Atlantic, United States, National Parks, Wyoming, Maine, Fishing, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Parks / Wildlife, National Parks Service


Did The Simpsons Predicts Pantone’s Color of the Year?

The Pantone Color of the Year is a calendar event that every designer keeps an eye on. Starting in 2000, the Color of the Year is as straightforward as it sounds. However, are there more nefarious forces at play? The team at Aspire Doors noticed something that may have just blown Pantone’s cover wide open. Kind of… Before we get into their discovery, let’s discuss the Pantone Color of the Year and its significance… What is the Pantone Color of the Year? Pantone was founded in 1962 for the pur...
Tags: Design, America, Trends, Las Vegas, Matt Groening, Donald Trump, Color Theory, Pantone, Bart, CMYK, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, ColorSchemer Touch, Aspire Doors


Here’s What America’s Biggest Orchestras Looked Like Online In The Early Days Of The Web

It was back in the late 1990s and the idea of being online was new. Hence explanations of how the web and websites worked… – Classical Dark Arts
Tags: Art, Music, America, 04.12.19


It Implants in Your Brain and It Tells You What to Do

There are several narrative threads running through Be More Chill. One is the Science Run Amok / World Domination story. The other is Jeremy's Hero Myth (and Faust story), following his journey to Growing Up. Interestingly, as we're watching Jeremy finally grow up, finally give up selfishness in favor of sacrifice, the same thing is happening with his father. Both of these characters have to stop wallowing in self-pity and instead put their loved ones' needs ahead of their own.By the end of thi...
Tags: Science Fiction, New York, Theatre, America, Broadway, Darth Vader, Jeremy, Michael, Bmc, Broadway Musicals, Anakin Skywalker, Palpatine, Scott Miller, Faust, Ben Kenobi, Anakin



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