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There Have Been Many Literary Hoaxes, But Only One Led To A Duel With Pistols

5 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Eric Grundhauser tells the story of "Cherubina de Gabriak" of St. Petersburg and the two great Russian Symbolist poets who fell in love with her, even though she didn't exist.

These Two Playwrights Have Been Prominent For Decades - Why Are They Only Now Getting To Broadway? (Is It Because They're Women?)

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"They are two of the nation's pre-eminent playwrights. Each has won nearly every award their field has to offer, including the Pulitzer Prize. Each has written works that are staged around the world and have become required reading in college classes. And each has earned an admired position in the academy, teaching aspiring dramatists at […]

8 Reasons to Avoid the Novel and Focus on Short Stories

6 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Are you an aspiring author just beginning their journey? You think you're ready to take on the novel? You very well might be, but we've got eight reasons why you should hold off on that. Column by Brandon Tietz I was twenty when I started writing seriously. Show More Summary

Color Pieces: Reviewing Mary Ruefle’s Private Property

Scout Poetry does its anonymous-review-shuffle for Mary Ruefle’s Private Property (Wave, 2016), the title essay of which “collapses the boundaries between the personal, political, and metaphysical.” More: The book contains 41 prose pieces of varying lengths and style. Show More Summary

Royal Ballet Choreographer Publicly Insults Dancers Over Bad Reviews

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The London critics were not fond of David Dawson's The Human Seasons, onstage at Covent Garden as part of a triple bill. In the comment section for one particularly harsh review, Dawson's assistant choreographer, Tim Couchman, left a rant blaming the poor quality of the performance on the dancers, insulting their professionalism, skill, work ethic, […]

The Renwick Gallery and the Space in Between

6 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

For more than a year, Janet Echelman's woven sculpture 1.8 Renwick has beckoned people into the Grand Salon. Suspended high above, the billowing nets transform the space. At once an artwork and an experience, people walk around the room as colors projected on the hand-knotted nets shift, or stretch out on the floor for a new view and a moment of peace.

Frank and Feminist Poems About Encounters with Famous Men

6 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Khadijah Queen’s new collection of poems, I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men and What I Had On gathers her firsthand accounts of run-ins with male celebrities. The post Frank and Feminist Poems About Encounters with Famous Men appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Bottle That’s Hit With Everyone

6 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

The Bottle That’s Hit With Everyone Good design solves existing problems without creating new ones. The HIIT Bottle in that regard is a hallmark of good design. It’s all-capable, adaptable, durable, fashionable,...

With Sacramento Ballet In Turmoil, Dancers Look To Unionize

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The company's board recently announced that they've asked longtime artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda to step down after next season. The pair don't want to go, and the dancers are fighting for them. Last week, the dancers unanimously petitioned to join AGMA.

4 super easy practical lighting effects for video or stills

Effects lighting is an extremely fun area of lighting to explore. In this context, they’re about recreating the light that we see in our daily lives with studio lights. While aimed more at video, the techniques and setups can apply equally as well to stills photography, too. Show More Summary

Next On Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth: A Statue Destroyed By ISIS And Dessert-By-Drone

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

After the sore thumb that's sticking out there now, installed on top of the column in 2018 will be Michael Rakowitz's The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, followed in 2020 by Heather Phillipson's THE END. And yes, they basically are as described in the headline. Hannah Ellis-Petersen fills us in.

Shrine At Site Of Jesus's Tomb Reopens After Nine-Month Restoration

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The historic structure, known as the Edicule, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem had fallen into such disrepair that the Israeli government declared it a safety hazard and closed it. Now, after $4 million worth of work, the Edicule is open to pilgrims again - and the cage of iron girders that […]

Visualizing citation impact

Michael Bales and his associates at Cornell are working on a new visual tool for citations data. This is an area that is ripe for some innovation. There is a lot of data available but it seems difficult to gain...

Explore a huge, free archive of the history of Japanese animation

We live in a marvelous age, not just because it gives us access to what’s new, but access to what’s old, too. And artists feel free to draw from the past for their visual and musical imagination. Media archaeology and invention go hand in hand. Show More Summary

The Benefits of Participating in Writing Contests on Twitter

The popularity of online writing contests on Twitter has exploded—and it’s time to take advantage of this unique way of making connections with agents and editors. Here are some important benefits of pitching your writing on Twitter. The post The Benefits of Participating in Writing Contests on Twitter appeared first on

'Destiny of Desire' also about the desire for a new kind of audience

At one point in "Destiny of Desire," the very fun, very self-aware new show by Karen Zacarias at the Goodman Theatre that offers up a live version of a telenovela, it is said from the stage that telenovelas represent the most popular form of live entertainment on the planet. We're told some "2...

The Road To Resilient Web Design

Editor's Note: In the world of web design, we tend to become preoccupied with the here and now. In "Resilient Web Design", Jeremy Keith emphasizes the importance of learning from the past in order to better prepare ourselves for the future. Show More Summary

On the trail of Yma Sumac: The exotica legend came from Peru, but her career was all Hollywood

7 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

As a Peruvian kid growing up in Southern California, I'd pick through my father's record collection, between the LPs of Peruvian creole waltzes and Mexican ballads, to admire a strange album by an alluring woman dripping in jewelry, posing before an erupting volcano. The album was "Voice of the...

Lessons On Male Insecurity (And Indigestion) From Walt Whitman's Men's-Health Column

7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Oh yes, he did. Starting in 1858, Whitman (under one of his man pseudonyms) wrote an advice column for the New York Atlas titled "Manly Health and Training." Dan Piepenbring suggests that, behind Whitman's vigorous exhortation, his advice betrayed more than a bit of insecurity about masculinity.

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