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How Ancient Jungle Cities Kept Reinventing

Not only did societies such as the Classic Maya and the Khmer empire of Cambodia flourish, but pre-colonial tropical cities were actually some of the most extensive urban landscapes anywhere in the pre-industrial world – far outstripping ancient Rome, Constantinople/Istanbul and the ancient cities of China. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, China, Cambodia, Issues, 06.21.21, Rome Constantinople Istanbul

Australia’s Largest State Pours Money Into Culture

“A funding bonanza of more than $1.3 billion” — roughly $980 million US — “will create jobs and will place New South Wales as a cultural heart of Australia, with a raft of high-profile projects in the pipeline funded, including two new museums and a blockbuster fund to bring attractions to NSW.” – ArtsHub (Australia)
Tags: Art, Australia, US, New South Wales, Issues, 06.22.21

Venice Will Go On UNESCO’s Endangered List If It Doesn’t Ban Cruise Ships

In March, the Italian central government issued a long-awaited decree barring cruise ships from the historic city, citing the damage that the enormous vessels do to the lagoon and the increased danger of flooding in the city that damage causes. Then, earlier this month, one of the behemoths sailed right into the Venice lagoon anyway. Now UNESCO is giving something between a warning and an ultimatum. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Unesco, Venice, Issues, 06.21.21

Behind The Controversy Over Canada’s First Prime Minister

Why does a motivated minority want to erase the honors paid to his memory? John A. Macdonald stands accused by his detractors less of things he did than of things he failed to do. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, John A Macdonald, 06.21.21

Champs Elysee To Be Converted To Long Park As Paris Turns Away From Cars

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes to bring the road back to its people by removing its outer lanes, widening pedestrian areas, planting more trees and greenery, and creating dedicated bicycle lanes. – B1M
Tags: Art, Paris, Issues, Anne Hidalgo, 02.11.21, Long Park

What Culture Do Nations Own and What Belongs To The World?

The idea that “each people makes its contribution to the culture of the world,” codified in the Hague Convention of 1954, has proved particularly compelling for international legal regimes. – The American Scholar
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.14.21

Diverse Inclusive Companies Have This In Common

We found that one particular culture style differentiated the diverse and inclusive organizations from those that were not: a learning-oriented culture. – Harvard Business Review
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.18.21

Juilliard Students Revolt against Tuition Increase

When the institution’s leaders announced this spring that undergraduate tuition for the 2021-22 academic year would rise to $51,230 from $49,260, many students worried about having to pay more and started calling for a tuition freeze. – InsideHigherEd
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.18.21

How Decades Of Curriculum Battles Have Set The Table For Today

Earlier battles over curriculum provided the template for today’s anti-Critical Race Theory, anti–1619 Project political campaigns. – Slate
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.18.21

How The Arts Were Weakened

For most artists, the shift has been devastating. Ask almost any you know, especially if they’re under age 40. But to understand why the arts economy sucks for artists now, you have to understand how we got here. – Oregon Arts Watch
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.16.21

Will The Chinese Government Strip Hong Kong Of Its Colonial Markers?

Ultimately, one wonders what item of Hong Kong’s colonial baggage the next publicity-seeker will attempt to steal away. – The Critic
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Issues, 06.21

Naples, Florida Tries And Tries, But Just Can’t Settle On Arts Policy And Funding

“Hours devoted to discussing, refining, retooling and rejecting arts policies for Collier County over the last 10 years: Roughly 500 Committee meetings, public forums and legislative sessions that included discussion of creating arts policy here. – Naples Daily News
Tags: Art, Committee, Issues, Collier County, Naples Florida, 06.18.21

Edinburgh Festivals Warn Of Bankruptcy If COVID Rules Aren’t Changed

“Our festivals, and creatives across the sector, are effectively prohibited from trading our way through to recovery, while hospitality and sports are being supported to do so to the maximum safe extent.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.17.21, Edinburgh Festivals Warn Of Bankruptcy

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Tags: Reviews, Health and Wellness, Body, Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Beauty, Issues, Sponsored Post, Omron

MacKenzie Scott Is Now A Major Arts Philanthropist, Too

The total of $2.7 billion in grants announced this week “marks the third time in 12 months that Scott … has issued a wave of donations worth a combined ten figures. It’s also the first time she has funded arts organizations at scale. (The latest round of recipients also includes racial justice groups, universities, and other organizations.) Absent from the list of arts recipients are big names that wealthy donors often favor, such as the Museum of Modern Art or Lincoln Center. Instead, Scott op...
Tags: Art, Museum of Modern Art, Issues, Mackenzie Scott, 06.15.21, Lincoln Center Instead Scott

Mapping Canada’s Indigenous Culture and Language

The online, interactive map divides the province up into Indigenous territories, including some areas where there is overlap, with sections featuring language, art and culture. – CBC
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, 06.15.21

MacKenzie Scott Give Tens Of Millions To Arts Organizations

The lack of fanfare associated with the June 15 announcement, which came in the form of a simple Medium post rather than a costly PR blitz, was part of the point, according to Scott. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.15.21

MacKenzie Scott Gives Tens Of Millions To Arts Organizations

The lack of fanfare associated with the June 15 announcement, which came in the form of a simple Medium post rather than a costly PR blitz, was part of the point, according to Scott. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.15.21

California Removes COVID Restrictions On Arts Venues

“The reopening means the end of mandatory [capacity limits and] mask requirements for vaccinated patrons of California movie theaters, gyms, restaurants, stores and family entertainment centers. However, businesses may choose to retain mask requirements or opt to implement a vaccine verification system, but those verification systems have not yet been developed. ‘It’s the honor system,’ [Gov.] Newsom admitted. ‘We’re not requiring passports.'” – Variety
Tags: Art, California, Issues, Newsom, 06.15.21

Relaxed COVID Restriction? That’s Still A Problem For Venues

While venues try to maintain pre-pandemic ticket prices and the availability of shows by offering multiple gigs on the same day, their economic viability is massively diminished by the drop in capacity. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.14.21

Boris Johnson Delays Full Reopening Of Performing Arts For Another Four Weeks

“England was due to move to stage four of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on 21 June, when venues and events would be allowed to operate without capacity limits and the cap on guests at weddings would be lifted.” But, as the country is seeing a new surge of COVID cases, many of the virus’s Delta variant, reopening measures have been postponed to at least July 19. – BBC
Tags: Art, England, Boris Johnson, Issues, 06.14.21

Banned Or Not, The Cruise Ships Are Back, And Venetians Are Fighting About It

“The return of cruise ships, which caught many by surprise after the Italian government announced in March that they would be banned from the historic centre, has reawakened old divisions in Venice. … The argument has pitted the economy against the environment in a city where the pandemic has served as a sharp reminder for residents of just how much their livelihoods have come to depend on tourism.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Venice, Issues, 06.14.21

Why I Turned Down A Queen’s Honor For Literature

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire? Is this the title I’m asked to carry? I cannot think of anything I want less than to be a member of that empire. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.13.21

1974: The Year Los Angeles Became A Cultural Powerhouse

Ronald Brownstein, a senior editor at the Atlantic and political analyst for CNN, offers 1974 as a pivotal year in which Los Angeles took center stage as a cultural broker and “transformed movies, music, television, and politics.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Cnn, Atlantic, Issues, Ronald Brownstein, 06.11.21

Cultivating Creative Community In The Midst Of The Pandemic

It’s not easy to find creative community at the best of times. Sometimes you just need an outside force – say, an “art incubator.” – Oregon ArtsWatch
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.09.21

Netflix’s ‘Selena’ Disrespected The Singer And The Latinx Staff, Writers Say

The story of Selena Quintanilla is quintessentially American – so why did Netflix order it as a Latin American original with a tiny budget that meant filming in Mexico and paying writers (and other staff members) much, much less than they would have gotten in the U.S.? “Their love for Selena, the writers said, drove them to take the job despite the low wages, but all expressed frustration at the disrespect they say they felt being underpaid and overworked for a series that quickly dominated Net...
Tags: Art, Mexico, Netflix, Issues, Selena, Selena Quintanilla, 06.11.21

What Hollywood Could Learn From The ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Scandal

The sitcom’s actors took to social media to say more about the series’ abrupt end – and the series itself. Their posts “threw into sharp relief the ongoing reluctance of producers and executives from Hollywood to Toronto to trust and empower Asian actors, writers and directors to tell their own stories — and as Yoon and Liu both pointed out, few of the writers for Kim’s Convenience were of Asian descent.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Toronto, Kim, Yoon, Issues, Liu, 06.13.21

Kim Jong-Un Is On The Warpath Against K-Pop

The Dear Respected Leader has “called it a ‘vicious cancer’ corrupting young North Koreans’ ‘attire, hairstyles, speeches, behaviors.’ His state media has warned that if left unchecked, it would make North Korea ‘crumble like a damp wall.’ After winning fans around the world, South Korean pop culture has entered the final frontier: North Korea, where its growing influence has prompted the leader of the totalitarian state to declare a new culture war to stop it. But even a dictator may have trou...
Tags: Art, North Korea, Issues, Kim Jong, 06.11.21, Warpath Against K Pop

Scottish Government Gives Multi-Million Rescue Package To Edinburgh Festivals

“The Edinburgh festivals have been offered millions of pounds in emergency funding in the face of widespread fears they may never fully recover from the severe impacts of the COVID pandemic. The Fringe, international and book festivals, which help make up the world’s largest annual arts season, have been forced to very significantly curtail this August’s events, the second year running it has done so.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Edinburgh, Issues, 06.10.21

UK Politicians Are Increasingly Fighting The Culture Wars

As in the US, UK politicians are wading in to debates about statues, history, and the culture that defines the country. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, US UK, 06.09.21