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Procrastination and Pageorexia

8 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John get in your head to talk procrastination, pageorexia and generalized anxiety. They also move beyond the psychopathology to discuss all the changes in the industry, from cable mergers to lawsuits to disruptive technologies. You’re not as paranoid as you think you are.

The Tuesday Checklist

8 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read critical take: Ed Schad in the Brooklyn Rail on how the joy of looking > the ‘joy’ of theory. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of four): Jason Farago in BBC Culture on how love is making a comeback in contemporary art. Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times on the many threads that come together [...]

Ah, je les écoute sans cesse

8 months agoArts : Parterre Box

For your racionative pleasure, cher public, here's an epistolary quiz in honor of the Met's new production of Werther: 13 artists share Charlotte's "Ces lettres! Ces lettres!" scena from Massenet's opera.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: David Bates

8 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features David Bates. It was taped in front of a live audience on February 11 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Bates is the subject of a two-museum retrospective on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center and MAMFW. Both shows are on view through May 11. The Nasher [...]

Vieni a mirar la cerula

8 months agoArts : Parterre Box

More Verdi from the Mike Richter collection, this time from CD-ROM SFO-02, a performance of Simon Boccanegra featuring Ingvar Wixell and Kiri Te Kanawa.

Period Space

8 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig tackle the greatest controversy in screenwriting: how many spaces to put after the period. From there, it’s follow-up on the Final Draft episode, including some behind-the-scene details.

The Monday Checklist

8 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Karen Rosenberg in the NYT on Michael Snow in Philadelphia. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of five): Philip Kennicott in the Washington Post on Virginia’s Natural Bridge becoming a state park. Hrag Vartanian in Hyperallergic on the possible relationship between Arshile Gorky and Sochi, Russia. Martin Filler in the New York Review of Books on [...]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Robert Bechtle

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Robert Bechtle. Bechtle’s work is featured in “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism” at the Yale University Art Gallery. The exhibition, which is drawn from YUAG’s collection, was curated by Cathleen Chaffee and will be on view through March 9. It also includes work by Robert Cottingham, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm [...]

Talor dal mio forziere

9 months agoArts : Parterre Box

A summer performance of a wintry treat is this week's bonbon from the Mike Richter collection, this time from his Opera from Munich CD-ROM, AE204.

The One with the Guys from Final Draft

9 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The makers of Final Draft pay us a visit to clear up John and Craig’s misconceptions of, well, everything. It’s double the umbrage for your money.

The Monday Checklist

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Carolina Miranda on C-Monster on Dave Hickey at a MOCA-sponsored talk. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of two): Jerry Saltz in New York magazine on Moira Dryer. Andrew Russeth in Gallerist(NY) on Jess, Robert Duncan, & Co. at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. 3.) Must-read journalism: A team of Detroit Free Press reporters on how a $100M [...]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Michael Snow

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is the title of this podcast. The rest of this podcast will sound just like this. This podcast will consist of single words presented one after another to construct sentences and hopefully (this is where you come in) to convey meanings. This, as they say, is the signifier. This podcast [...]

Your doyenne’s goodness is extreme

9 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Well, “extreme” is such an, oh, how shall I put it… extreme word, my dears; really La Cieca is no more than the humble intermediary here between Mike Richter‘s CD-ROMs and you, the cher public. This time our treat from the trove is Eugene Onegin, a selection from his disc devoted to the Metropolitan Opera Record Club of the 1950s. Show More Summary

Frozen with Jennifer Lee

9 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

In the tradition of the Raiders and Little Mermaid episodes, John and guest host Aline Brosh McKenna discuss and dissect the award-winning, record-setting, paradigm-shifting Frozen. But this time, we have the writer on hand to answer our questions.

The Monday Checklist

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Holland Cotter in the NYT on the Guggenheim’s culling of the Frist’s Carrie Mae Weems retrospective. (Weems on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.) 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of four): Christopher Knight in the LAT on a tribute to abstract classicism hard-edge painting at LACMA. Ed Schad in the Los Angeles Review of Books [...]

The MAN Podcast: Robert Smithson in TX, NJ

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights two exhibitions that address Robert Smithson’s interest in specific places: The Dallas Museum of Art is showing “Robert Smithson in Texas,” which explores work Smithson made and planned in Texas, including the 1966-67 Dallas-Fort Worth airport project and Amarillo Ramp. It’s on view through April 27. On February 23, [...]

Women and Pilots

9 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of Game of Thrones, joins John and Craig to discuss female directors and the death of pilot season. In one short hour, they solve all the intractable problems facing the film and television industry. (Not true. Not even remotely.)

The Tuesday Checklist

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review/critical essay: Christopher Knight is optimistic about Philippe Vergne’s MOCA. (But neglects to mention Vergne and Dia’s bungling of issues related to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.) 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of two): Holland Cotter on Jess and Robert Duncan at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Sebastian Smee in the Boston Globe on the expanded Kimbell. 3.) [...]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Sedrick Huckaby

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Sedrick Huckaby. His Hidden in Plain Site, an 18-foot-by-14-foot painting, is on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth through February 2. Hidden in Plain Site is one of Huckaby’s quilt paintings, a series of works that are simultaneously abstract and not, simultaneously flat and pushed [...]

Mask me no questions

9 months agoArts : Parterre Box

In what seems to be turning into an informal salute to Kathleen Battle (not pictured), our gem from the Mike Richter collection this week is a performance of Un ballo in maschera, featuring Jose Carreras and Katia Ricciarelli (pictured).

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