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Jobs Of The Future For Humans Will Require Emotional Intelligence

46 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Only a tiny percentage of people in the post-industrial world will ever end up working in software engineering, biotechnology or advanced manufacturing. Just as the behemoth machines of the industrial revolution made physical strength...Show More Summary

Is The Controversy Over Hedy Weiss' Chicago Theatre Review Overblown?

47 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Theater is of course a highly public endeavor, and the world outside is a big bad place, with lions and tigers and critics who have opinions. If its practitioners want safety, they should practice their craft behind closed doors.

Have Older Women Become The Hot New Things In The Art World?

47 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Demand for older, female artists like Herrera, who was famously 89 when she sold her first artwork and is now a ripe 102, has risen sharply in recent years, the result of a perfect art-world storm. As institutions attempt to revise the art-historical canon, passionate dealers and curators see years of promotion come to fruition, […]

Are Tech Metaphors Getting In The Way Of Our Understanding Of The Brain?

48 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In this technology-ridden world, it’s easy to assume that the seat of human intelligence is similar to our increasingly smart devices. But the reliance on the computer as a metaphor for the brain might be getting in the way of advancing brain research."

Does The Public's "Julius Caesar" Controversy Prove Theatre Still Matters?

49 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Amid all the dumbed-down outrage, it’s good to be reminded that theater is still a dangerous art form. The reason Plato, the church fathers, generations of Lords Chamberlain and Jesse Helms and his National Endowment for the Arts-axing kind distrusted the stage had little to do with its use as a forum for intellectual debate. […]

Is Square Dancing The World's Whitest Dance Form? Actually, No

50 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As early Americans adapted the country dances of Europe, African-Americans (often enslaved, alas) were right there - first as musicians, then as callers. Erin Blakemore gives us the history.

Alan Gilbert's New Conducting Job Will Be At The World's Hottest New Concert Hall

51 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany. Alan Gilbert, the departing music director of the New York Philharmonic, announced Friday that he would be the next chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, whose striking new $843 million concert hall overlooking Hamburg's […]

'Indecent' Isn't Closing On Broadway After All

51 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In a rare, almost unheard-of move, the play's producers announced late Thursday that the production - which was set to close on June 25 because of poor ticket sales - would in fact stay open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater. The play, which was written by the Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, won […]

thunderstruck9: Glyn Philpot (British, 1884-1937), Jan, 1933....

52 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hunderstruck9: Glyn Philpot (British, 1884-1937), Jan, 1933. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in.

Do Free And Discount Tickets Really Make Opera More Accessible?

53 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Some observers question whether free or low-cost opera tickets really are reaching new audiences, as opposed to being giveaways to fans who'd come anyway. Here, the general director of Opera Holland Park in London describes the several different programs of the sort his company offers, explains the philosophy behind the schemes, and describes the experience […]

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