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Jelani Remy and Natalie Weiss to Take Part in Opening of Paper Mill Playhouse's New Paper Mill Studios

Paper Mill Playhouse Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director has announced an expansion of the theater's award-winning Theater School with the lease of a storefront building in Downtown Millburn. The new space, totaling 2,500 square feet, is at 20 Main Street. This is the first property extension of the theater since 1996 and the first expansion of the theater's footprint into Downtown Millburn. This expansion is a result of a board-approved strategic plan t...
Tags: Theatre, America, Millburn, BWW News Desk, Natalie Weiss, Mark S Hoebee, Jelani Remy, Michael Stotts, Theater School, Downtown Millburn

Extra Wide Office Chairs are Now a Thing in America

For years now in America, our cars, houses and people have been getting bigger. I'll let others debate why this is happening and what it means; I'm purely interested to learn that furniture designers have had to design some additional options for contract furniture, as waiting rooms are no longer one-size-fits-all:Photo and caption by F.O.Mr.Lahey: "My doctor's office had a special chair for XL patients." I looked into it, and it's a thing. Wayfair has a separate section for Big & Tall Guest & R...
Tags: Design, America, Furniture Design, Wayfair, National Business Furniture, Wayfair Image, Wayfair National Business Furniture, National Business Furniture Office Chair USA

Benj Pasek Will Chat with GAY LIKE ME Author Richie Jackson at Shakespeare & Co. West

Now available from Harper Collins is Richie Jackson's Gay Like Me- a poignant and urgent love letter to his son. In the new book, the award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years. On March 11, Shakespeare Co. West 2020 Broadway will host a special eventwith Richie and Benj Pasek Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story to discuss the new book. Click here to register today [A...
Tags: Theatre, America, Broadway, Shakespeare, Richie, Benj Pasek, Harper Collins, BWW News Desk, Richie Jackson, Shakespeare Co West, Benj Pasek Dear Evan Hansen

Photo Flash: Culture Clash Retrusn to Berkeley Rep with CULTURE CLASH (STILL) IN AMERICA

Bay Area natives and provocateurs,Culture Clash, returnto Berkeley Rep with their latest production,Culture ClashStill in America. The play, written and performed byCulture Clashand directed by Obie Award winnerLisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Berkeley, Bay Area, Peterson, BWW News Desk, Berkeley Rep

Greenpeace finds most 'recyclable' plastics are sent to landfills

Greenpeace recently published a “to determine the legitimacy of ‘recyclable’ claims and labels on consumer plastic products.” The study involved a comprehensive survey of 367 material recovery facilities (MRFs) throughout the United States. Study findings have revealed several alarming results, including that many plastics labeled as recyclable are not actually recyclable. Recycling labels are intended to be “truthful advertising to consumers, prevention of harmful contamination in America’s r...
Tags: Design, China, America, United States, New York Times, Greenpeace, U S Federal Trade Commission FTC, Greenpeace USA, John Hocevar

Pensa Tackles Aluminum Luggage Redesign for Zero Halliburton

Erle P. Halliburton wasn't an industrial designer, but he was both an industrialist and a designer. In the 1930s he traveled to various oil fields in America, implementing the new method of oil well cementing he'd invented; the frequent travel led him to design his own suitcase, which was made from a then-newfangled material called aluminum.The suitcases caught on, and in 1938 Halliburton launched his own company to produce them. Movie star Marlene Dietrich was a fan, and either Halliburton form...
Tags: Hollywood, Design, America, Brooklyn, Bags, Halliburton, Marlene Dietrich, Dietrich, Pensa, Erle, Zero Halliburton, Mark Prommel Partner

Why the mystifying axolotl must be saved from extinction

Today’s axolotls are experiencing extirpation, but scientists and pet enthusiasts are saving them from true extinction. Why? Axolotls have long fascinated the learned and laymen alike, thanks to the animal’s powers of regenerating and self-healing. While all organisms can regenerate to some degree, the axolotl’s capabilities are far more advanced. Historical documentation cites Spallanzani, in 1768, as the first Western observer of an axolotl’s complete regeneration of tail and limb. Then in 18...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Design, Mexico, America, Paris, Mexico City, Natural History Museum, Iucn, University of Kent, Aztecs, Alexander von Humboldt, International Union, Max Planck Institute, Tenochtitlan, Pexels

Mexican Muralists Changed the Course of 20th-Century American Art. A New Exhibit Explores Their Influence

Jackson Pollock’s best-known influences include European greats like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. But often overlooked is the artist’s time at New York’s Experimental Workshop, founded in 1936 by David Alfaro Siqueiros, who along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco made up “los tres grandes” who led the postrevolution Mexican muralism movement. Siqueiros founded the Workshop in New York City in 1936, guided by the philosophy that in order to make truly radical art, artists must ...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, News, California, Mexico, New York City, Uncategorized, America, United States, Pablo Picasso, States, Museum of Modern Art, Detroit, Whitney, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Salvador Dalí Strolls onto The Dick Cavett Show with an Anteater, Then Talks About Dreams & Surrealism, the Golden Ratio & More (1970)

There was a time when you could flip on the TV in the evening, tune in to a major network's late-night talk show, and see Salvador Dalí walking an anteater. That time was the early 1970s, the network was ABC, and the talk show's host was Dick Cavett, who dared to converse on camera, and at length, with everyone from Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen to Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal to David Bowie and Janis Joplin, and John Lennon with Yoko Ono. Whether they went smoothly or bumpily, Cavett's...
Tags: Google, Art, Television, Abc, College, John Lennon, America, Earth, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Satchel Paige, Salvador Dalí, Gore Vidal, Woody Allen, Janis Joplin, Dick Cavett

One Of Britain’s Top Dance Companies, Tired Of The Money Struggle, Gives Up And Packs It In

Marina Harss: “Imagine if one of America’s most respected modern-dance companies realized that its funding model was no longer sustainable and had to cease operations. This despite having name recognition and a highly identifiable style, and still regularly producing new work. That, in a nutshell, is what has happened to the Richard Alston Dance Company, in England.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, England, America, Dance, Britain, Richard Alston Dance Company, 02.18.20

Why Black English Is America’s Most Important Dialect

“All along, while standard American English was busy convincing everyone that it was a superior dialect, it’s Black English that’s been a true cultural and linguistic force in contemporary society. Standard English is in fact deeply indebted to this so-called impoverished speech. It’s Black English that has left its mark on the popular culture we participate in, sliding seamlessly into the language of art, music, poetry, storytelling, and social media. Perhaps no other variety of speech has bee...
Tags: Art, America, Words, 02.12.20

Ruth Wilson & Matt Bomer To Star In AIDS Activism Drama From Director Michael Arden

Ruth WilsonandMatt Bomerwill star inThe Book Of Ruth, withMichael Arden directing the feature, according to Deadline. The film isbased on the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a devout Christian divorce and single mother from Arkansas who became a champion and caregiver for AIDS sufferers in 1980s America. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Arkansas, Ruth Wilson, Michael Arden, Matt Bomer, RUTH COKER BURKS, TV News Desk, Ruth WilsonandMatt Bomerwill, Ruth withMichael Arden

Director of Development – Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS (TUTS) in Houston, TX invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for handling all aspects of strategic fund development and communications as they relate to annual fundraising activities, including, but not limited to: individual giving, major gifts, corporate giving, grants, foundations, planned giving, government funding, and events. The Director of Development will...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Disney, America, Development, Broadway, Microsoft Office, Little Mermaid, South Pacific, Houston, Board, Houston TX, Public Theater, Rodgers, Hammerstein

In Trippy Times, Bill Graham Took Care of Reality

America’s best-known rock promoter brought local acts like the Grateful Dead to the national stage. A new exhibition in Manhattan shows how he did it.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, America, Museums, Manhattan, Graham, Grateful Dead, Bill Graham, Pop and Rock Music, New-York Historical Society, Bill (1931-91, Trippy Times

Art in America Documents Museum Efforts to Make Collections Accessible to the Blind

A piece in Art in America this week looks at how museums are working to make their collections more accessible to the blind.  The piece details various naming strategies and techniques for describing and representing works. Read more at Art in America
Tags: Art, News, America, Art News, Minipost

How Dorothea Lange Changed America

“[Her work] did nothing less than heighten the stakes of what we expect from a photograph, expectations that persist. … She was an artist under the guise of a journalist and an activist under the guise of a dispassionate civil servant, and it would be impossible to think of any of these roles today without her influence.” – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
Tags: Art, America, People, Dorothea Lange, 02.10.20

Tom Stoppard, Tanya Barfield and More Among the Winners of 2020 PEN America Literary Awards

Today PEN America announced the major career achievement honors to be presented at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, BWW News Desk, Tom Stoppard Tanya Barfield, PEN America Literary Awards

President and CEO, Overture Center for the Arts

The President and CEO will provide aspirational leadership, champion a positive culture, and inspire Overture Center’s exemplary programs, services, and operations. Organization Overture Center for the Arts (Overture Center), dedicated on September 18, 2004 in the heart of beautiful downtown Madison, Wisconsin, exists to support and elevate the community’s creative culture, economy, and quality of life through the arts. Entering its 16th year, Overture Center’s commitment to be the r...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, United States, Broadway, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Madison, Hamilton, Nerdwallet, University of Wisconsin Madison, Boston MA, Governance Committee, Dane County, Yost, Capitol Theater

The 24 Hours of Lemons: An Endurance Race Where Your Car Must Be Worth $500 or Less

Never mind Ford v. Ferrari and your childhood dreams of competing in Le Mans; it's out of reach for most human beings. But there is a competing and much more accessible endurance race in America called "The 24 Hours of Lemons," where your team can consist of two to four drivers, unlimited crew members, and your car of choice.The catch: Your car must be worth $500 or less. All entrants' cars are inspected prior to the race, and "If our judges decide you spent over the $500 limit," the organizatio...
Tags: Design, Cars, US, America, Ferrari, Ford, Don, Hours of LeMons, Spec Miata

What If The Tech Revolution Was Just An Illusion Of Progress?

Ross Douthat: “What if the feeling of acceleration is an illusion, conjured by our expectations of perpetual progress and exaggerated by the distorting filter of the internet? What if we — or at least we in the developed world, in America and Europe and the Pacific Rim — really inhabit an era in which repetition is more the norm than invention; in which stalemate rather than revolution stamps our politics; in which sclerosis afflicts public institutions and private life alike; in which ne...
Tags: Art, Europe, America, Ideas, Pacific Rim, Ross Douthat, 02.07.20

The URÆD wristwatch pays tribute to the creator of the world’s first closed lifeboat

If you haven’t heard of the story of Mr. Ole Brude, sit down and grab a cup of hot chocolate, because it’s pretty incredible. Back in August 1904, a Norwegian by the name of Ole Brude designed a lifeboat no larger than the size of a minivan. The unique feature about this lifeboat, however, was that unlike most boats in 1904, this one was enclosed, and shaped like an egg. Brude, perhaps fueled by eccentricity and hope, decided to take this van-sized boat on its maiden journey from Norway to Ame...
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Disney’s “Hamilton” Movie Strategy: A Lucrative New Franchise

The modern retelling of founding father Alexander Hamilton’s life is a full-blown cultural phenomenon, one that has rolled out like a well-planned military campaign. The target? The hearts and minds of America, and the world, as part of that thing every studio executive wants: hilariously lucrative branded IP. – IndieWire
Tags: Art, Theatre, Disney, America, Alexander Hamilton, 02.04.20

Subtle, Germanic Change: Refreshed Volkswagen Atlas Lands in Chicago

It’s no secret the Atlas is a massive sales and revenue driver for Volkswagen of America, yet time marches on. The model entered production in Chattanooga in 2017 after a debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show, meaning the midsize crossover is ripe for a mild makeover. With the model’s two-row Cross Sport sibling arriving […] The post Subtle, Germanic Change: Refreshed Volkswagen Atlas Lands in Chicago appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, America, Atlas, Chicago, Vw, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, Chattanooga, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, News Blog, Product Planning, Volkswagen Atlas, 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 6-13

  Stomp, a percussion and dance experience on Feb. 15 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Photo by Steve McNicholas)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and also ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Cirque FLIP Fabrique: The circus troupe performs their new show “Blizzard,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Tickets $22 and up. Smothers Theatre at Peppedine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pep...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

This Japanese Talent/Contest/Variety Show Demonstrates Wonderful Creativity

While living in Japan, I saw plenty of weird things. And with only a basic grasp of the language, part of the fun of watching a TV variety show was just trying to figure out what the hell was going on.They've got a long-running show called Kinchan and Katori Shingo's All Japan Costume Grand Prix, which is simply called Masquerade in English-speaking markets. I first thought it was a costume contest (the Japanese are awesome at Halloween costumes), then decided it was a sort of talent show. But w...
Tags: Videos, Japan, Design, America, Katori Shingo

America’s First Drag Queen, And First Gay Resistance Leader, Was A Freed Slave

“His name was William Dorsey Swann, but to his friends he was known as ‘the Queen.’ … Beginning in the 1880s, he not only became the first American activist to lead a queer resistance group; he also became, in the same decade, the first known person to dub himself a ‘queen of drag’ — or, more familiarly, a drag queen.” – The Nation
Tags: Art, America, People, 01.31.20, William Dorsey Swann

BWW Exclusive: GAY LIKE ME Author Richie Jackson Picks Top 10 Theatrical Experiences

Now available from Harper Collins is Richie Jackson's Gay Like Me- a poignant and urgent love letter to his son. In the new book, theaward-winning Broadway, TV and film producer reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years. [Author: BWW Special]
Tags: Theatre, America, Broadway, Harper Collins, Richie Jackson, BWW Special

“I Can’t Think For A Moment Why People Would Hate On My Novel About A Middle-Aged White Lady”

“When I set out to write this novel, which takes place in Iowa and centers around 46-year-old Meradyth Spensir and her 8-year-old son Chab, my goal was to shed light on the struggles that white middle-aged women in America face — struggles that I, a 28-year-old Latino man, don’t know much about but I would imagine are pretty tough. And as far as I’m concerned, I freaking nailed it.” – McSweeney’s
Tags: Art, America, Iowa, Words, McSweeney, Chab, 01.31.20, Meradyth Spensir

Peak TV Is Surprisingly Like Peak Books

They’re not at all the same – and the internet is more distracting from books than TV is – but: “As with classic unread novels, certain TV shows have begun to carry with them a hint of obligation. There are so many shows that people assure me are really good, really smart, really fun, shows like Breaking Bad and Borgen and Schitt’s Creek. Then there are the documentaries that promise to teach history: Ken Burns’s Vietnam, Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, Ken Burns’s Country Music, OJ: Made in A...
Tags: Art, America, Words, Ken Burns, Borgen, OJ, 01.30.20, Vietnam Ava DuVernay

Civil rights era photographer Doris Derby: ‘If people were being so brave, it was the least I could do’

Ahead of a UK exhibition of her work, the activist and former academic discusses capturing everyday realities of southern black lives• See a gallery of Doris Derby’s photographsDoris Derby has had a productive 81 years. She’s been an elementary-school teacher, a photographer and a civil rights activist. She has founded theatre groups and been a professor of anthropology. “I like to say, I’ve worn a lot of different hats,” she tells me with a laugh one morning last week on the phone from her home...
Tags: Art, Photography, UK, America, Culture, Art and design, Derby, Margate, Civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter Movement, Atlanta Georgia, Turner Contemporary, Doris Derby

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