I generally stay out of public arguments about the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I feel too close, yet I'm not an insider.
In a joint statement, the organisations said they were “concerned that a growing number of organisations are considering selling items from their collections for financial gain. Museum collections… represent an extraordinary act of generosity from one generation to another. It is clear that even when legally owned by museum governing bodies, they are primarily held […]
“It’s what fuelled the beginning of the comeback, as not many classic albums were available on new pressings even five years ago. Even now that they are becoming available again, many new reissues of classic albums are quite costly or simply still haven’t even been reissued yet, so used vinyl fills the need.”
“The extension means that Dudamel, who’s also music director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in his home country of Venezuela, will lead the Phil for at least 13 seasons. The orchestra did not disclose financial terms; Dudamel earned $1.44 million in 2012, according to the Phil’s most recent public tax filing.”
“The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced Thursday that it is cutting another 244 jobs over the next six months to save $15-million annually, as part of its five-year plan to eliminate up to 1,500 positions by 2020.”
“Demand isn’t fixed or finite; it has the opportunity to surprise us. In strict consumer terms, people can’t demand what they don’t know about. The introduction of a service?, a product or an idea is what ultimately drives demand. One of the things the LA Review of Books proved was that the demand for smart […]
At 1:30 a.m. this morning, a fire broke out in Cherry Grove, burning down the Holly House Hotel, home to the Fire Island Artist Residency since 2011.
The design world is full of stories about buzzy new architectural builds and gut renovations of dated structures. But the American landscape is still populated with dull or otherwise tired-looking buildings. Because it isn’t feasible...Show More Summary
When Ken Schles’ book Invisible City was published in 1988, it quickly sold out. Schles even had trouble finding a copy of his collection of black-and-white photographs of Manhattan’s East Village—he had to ask a clerk at the St. Show More Summary
This summer the Knockdown Center, the sprawling arts space in Maspeth, Queens, will host a drone obstacle course consisting entirely of specially commissioned sculptures.
“That radical critique of technology in America has come to a halt is in no way surprising: it could only be as strong as the emancipatory political vision to which it is attached. No vision, no critique. Lacking any idea of how sensors, algorithms, and databanks could be deployed to serve a non-neoliberal agenda, radical […]
“The welcome emergence of London as possibly the leading creative industry hub in the world has disguised the lack of equivalent growth outside London, and this situation should be addressed by government as a priority,” it conclude...
Goff, who died on Wednesday after a long illness, masterminded the Booker for more than three decades. “The current health of English fiction can be explained in two words: Martyn Goff,” wrote John Sutherland, when the former bookseller announced he was stepping down from the prize in 2002.
“Cinema is gone—everyone agrees. And yet cinema also abides, if only so that Jean-Luc Godard can go on delivering valedictions to what it used to be. Like the history of which it’s a part, the moving image has not finished its work, nor is it likely to anytime soon. I think it’s just gotten a […]
Wow! The ten authors listed as finalists for The Man Booker International Prize include beloved poet Fanny Howe! “Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The authors come from […]
There has been a barrage of Radar and National Enquirer exclamation-mark exclusives this week aimed at the Hollywood actor. On March 25, the Enquirer revealed publicly something that those who have been closely following the re-opened Natalie Wood investigation already knew. Show More Summary