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observations 11/18

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The fix is in. ABT has rigged the press coverage of its Nutcracker performances this year. Other than the opening night performance, they are presently offering only two press nights: Misty Copeland's second performance on December 18th and Hee Seo's...

Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like...

Pothier is in the region to shoot videos and make sound recordings but because he a PhD researcher in Arts, Anthropology and Architecture, the artist is also investigating nomadic architecture, drawing lessons from the way nomadic cultures live in symbiosis with the environment and more generally exploring issues of global warming which are felt so acutely in circumpolar regions

Woman behind bars

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

The increasingly protean Jessye Norman intones the classic American anthem "Midnight Special."

Epica Awards 2014: The Winners

The winners of this year's Epica Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held in Amsterdam. There were big wins for BBDO New York, Leo Burnett Toronto, Publicis Conseil, 72andSunny Netherlands, and Leo Burnett Beirut...

Snow business

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Every year I say I’m not going to another La Bohème because I’ve seen this too many times.

New designs from Inkahoots, Snask, The Partners & more

Our latest pick of new graphics work includes an open-source identity for an exhibition in Brisbane, branding for global education initiative #UpForSchool and a contemporary new logo for the Swedish Handicraft Association...

What Should the Smithsonian Do with Its Show of Bill Cosby’s Art Collection?

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

As rape allegations against Bill Cosby have continue to emerge this week, with a fifth and sixth woman stepping forward to publicly accuse the iconic comedian, the backlash has been swift. But Cosby's collaboration with the art establishment remains alive and well.

The Times to screen Unquiet Films short during Homeland ad break

The Times has bought an entire ad break on Channel 4 during Homeland this weekend to screen a short from its Unquiet Films series, documenting the kidnapping and return of foreign correspondent Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill in Syria in May this year.

Beating Self-Censorship And How Embracing The Shadow Helps My Fiction

I recently did an all-encompassing interview with the lovely Deb Ozarko about changing the status quo. We talked a lot about going indie, self-publishing and creative entrepreneurship, but we also got into some deep and meaningful topics. I must admit to being fueled by pinot noir for the interview, so I opened up a lot […]

$46M Spent on Extinction Monument Could Help Curb Extinction

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Earlier this month, workers in England broke ground on a $46 million memorial to extinct species.

In ‘Saving Mes Aynak,’ a real-life Indiana Jones fights to protect Afghanistan’s Buddhist heritage

4 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and discusses the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. In the dusty mountains...Show More Summary

Looking at a marriage through (the art of making) rose colored glass

4 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Artists Barbara and Larry Domsky of Domsky Glass have been married for two decades and have been working side-by-side for even longer. Their work is known internationally and now, in a new studio with a new gallery, their relationship and their art continue to grow and thrive. Show More Summary

How ‘Rosewater’ became Jon Stewart’s directorial debut

4 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss their new film, “Rosewater,” and how it all came about. Having delivered pointed political barbs and satire about the media and much more since 1999, Jon Stewart took somewhat of a creative detour two summers ago. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari on the importance of satire in the face of darkness

4 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss their new film, “Rosewater,” and how humor can be a salve in adverse situations. “Rosewater,” the screenwriting and directorial debut...Show More Summary

Retail poisoning, a disruption of consumerism

Retail Poisoning is the act of intentionally injecting: critical / corrupt / fake / glitched data and/or hardware, in existing online and offline retail outlets

Ideas for Pushing Beyond your Creative Comfort Zone

Advertise here with BSA Working under pressure can feel like you’re caught in the cross hairs of a critic scrutinizing your every move. Unfortunately you can’t see him because this critic sniper has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight – right inside your skull. We are usually our own worst critics and over time this can build...

Spatial Sound, in Play: Watch What Hackers Did in One Weekend with 4DSOUND

You can’t really hear the results of the Spatial Audio Hacklab sitting at your computer – by definition, you had to be there to take in the experience of sounds projected in space. But you’ll probably feel the enthusiasm and imagination of its participants. Show More Summary

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