Soprano Denise Duval, muse to Francis Poulenc, died yesterday in Switzerland. She was 94.
On this day in 1957 Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites premiered at La Scala.
Because floating mini-trees barely scratch the surface.
Anna Moffo made some of the most entrancing records ever. Their appeal is to “voice fanciers.” (I understand. We’re a despised group.) But Moffo’s best work renders us helpless. Luckily, after a few years with EMI Moffo was signed by...Show More Summary
Within certain chambers of poetry in the past year, a series of incidents, specifically involving white poets presenting work that has been called out for its callous racism, has led to a great deal of debate on the internet and elsewhere.
On this day in 1909 the Richard Strauss/Hugo von Hofmannsthal opera Elektra premiered in Dresden.
It’s fantastic to learn from authors who are ahead in the game and so I really enjoyed talking to Elle Casey. We both wax lyrical about dictation in writing first draft plus we discuss self-publishing in France and how treating your writing as a business is key to success. In the intro, I mention my […]
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This week, artists & empire, the first flower in space, Hollywood's white problem, art in museum storage, MLK in Brooklyn, and more.
On this day in 1914 Victor Herbert's Madeleine premiered at the Metropolitan Opera.
A music producer, a choreographer, and visual artists team up to bring the vocaloid superstar to legendary Berlin festivals.
With Democratic Front Row, we're all invited to Stockholm's Fashion Week.
Born on this day in 1889 actor Franklin Pangborn.
Hirad Sab critiques his new home and his old in darkly beautiful digital art.
This art doesn’t look like much—until you see it through a tablet.
Hell on earth. It sounds like hyperboly, but the Danakil Depression is exactly that. In late 2013 I spent 1.5 months traveling extensively in Ethiopia, and I visited the Danakil to scout locations for my 'Earth, Wind and Fire' workshop. Show More Summary
Armed white men have been occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon for three weeks now. But the federal land they've laid claim to is not only a wildlife preserve; it's also the home of more than 300 prehistoric sites and some 4,000 archaeological artifacts belonging to the Burns Paiute Tribe.
This is not a bass drop.
Watch underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor's TED Talk about how a sculpture garden is changing the world.
Before every blizzard comes the obligatory, frantic rush to the grocery store, the panicked phone call from your mom, and the impending doom of boredom. Lucky for you, when the snow strikes this weekend, we have a whole list of at-home storm-friendly photo projects to keep yourself (and those around you) occupied. Show More Summary