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Projection artists bring light to social issues with attention-grabbing protests

5 days agoArts : Art Beat

Members of activist group The Illuminator projected an image of Edward Snowden onto ash in a Brooklyn park. Photo courtesy of Emily Andersen/The Illuminator For about 10 minutes, in a Brooklyn park on an April night, an image of Edward...Show More Summary

Reviews of Clinton’s memoir were deleted for violating company guidelines, Amazon says

last weekArts : Art Beat

Copies of Hilary Clinton’s new book “What Happened” line shelves before she arrives for a book signing in Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York. Photo by REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Mega-retailer Amazon has come under scrutiny for deleting...Show More Summary

13 fall books that will make you think

last weekArts : Art Beat

If summer is the time for escape reading, fall may be a great time to “re-engage” with thought-provoking books. Photo by Getty Images Fall is coming, and with it cooler temperatures, the shedding of leaves and those perfect eveningsShow More Summary

This viral song calls out Bollywood’s sexism. Here are the English lyrics

last weekArts : Art Beat

“I am tired after kissing their asses,” an actress sings as she dances to camera, addressing her male director off-screen. “You only make me dance in underwear or small clothes.” These are two of the many one-liners packed into a new...Show More Summary

Kate Millet, renowned feminist who shed light on ‘Sexual Politics,’ dies at 82

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

American feminist leader Kate Millet, best known for her 1970 book “Sexual Politics,” died Wednesday in France at the age of 82. Photo by Getty. American author and activist Kate Millett, best known for her 1970 book “Sexual Politics,”...Show More Summary

Conservative book publisher eschews New York Times Best Seller rankings

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Ann Coulter signed copies of her book “Adios America” at a bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. “Adios America” was a New York Times Best Seller. Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images The publisher known for its books by conservative authors...Show More Summary

Here’s every state’s song of the summer (no, it’s not all ‘Despacito’)

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Luis-Fonsi-Despacito-ft.-Daddy-Yankee-screenshot-2017-billboard-1548 — Screengrab from "Despacito" Summer is (un)officially over, but we’re still hanging on to the music that soundtracked the season’s BBQs, pool days and beach trips....Show More Summary

Meet the Ace of Cups, the Haight’s (almost) forgotten all-girl band

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

RELATED LINKS She photographed Jimi Hendrix without knowing his name Peace, love and credit where it's due: Women of the counterculture Six historic venues from 1967 that weren't the Fillmore The Haight-Ashbury of 1967 was a place of endless possibility: new ways of living, an influx of ideas, and political and cultural revolution were in the air. Show More Summary

Small Michigan museum holds massive collection of Edward Curtis’ Native American photography

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Photo by Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Muskegon Museum of Art In 1907, a Michigan librarian named Lulu Miller had a wild proposal. She wanted her library in Muskegon, then a bustling industrial port on the shores of Lake Michigan, to subscribe to a set of photos documenting North American Indian tribes living west of the Missouri River. Show More Summary

In the ‘prison capital of Canada,’ a group of musicians recorded an album from behind bars

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Pros and Cons, a grassroots music-making initiative that gives inmates the tools, instruments and confidence to showcase their talent, has taken old in Ontario, Canada, where restorative programs have taken a hit in recent years. Photo...Show More Summary

This projection artist is using the Trump International Hotel to protest the president

last monthArts : Art Beat

The words “We Are All Responsible to Stand Up and End White Supremacy” are projected on the side of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Photo by Liz Gorman In the dark of Thursday night, artist Robin Bell drove up beside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and flipped on a projector. Show More Summary

Spotify has removed white power music from its platform. But it’s still available on dozens of other sites

last monthArts : Art Beat

Demonstrators march downtown in Chicago, Illinois on August 13, 2017 to protest the white nationalist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images In the wake of the white nationalist rally and ensuing...Show More Summary

The 4 coming-of-age memoirs you need to read

last monthArts : Art Beat

Photo by Getty Images “Catcher in the Rye.” “To Kill A Mockingbird.” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” We can all probably name our favorite coming-of-age novels, which explore through fiction what it means to grow up. Perhaps lesser-known...Show More Summary

In long-lost play, the author of ‘Peter Pan’ spoofs ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and the mystery genre

last monthArts : Art Beat

J.M. Barrie, a Scottish playwright best-known for writing “Peter Pan” in the form of a 1904 play and 1911 novel. Photo by © Historical Picture Archive/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images J.M. Barrie, the Scottish playwright who created the...Show More Summary

Should museums be able to sell their art? This museum says its future depends on it

last monthArts : Art Beat

The Berkshire Museum is selling several pieces from Norman Rockwell, seen in his studio, in order to stay afloat, a decision that has caused controversy in the arts community. Credit: Bettmann / Contributor. When the Massachusetts Museum...Show More Summary

Glen Campbell’s last song chronicled his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Singer Glen Campbell performs on stage in 2011 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, as part of a farewell concert tour following his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell has died at age 81. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/File Photo Glen...Show More Summary

What it’s like to be President Trump’s White House photographer

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Chief Official White House Photographer Shealah Craighead photographs President Donald J. Trump during a tour of the Sistine Chapel, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. Photo by Andrea Hanks From the start of the Trump presidency, it’s been photos not snapped by the official White House photographer that have gotten the most attention. Show More Summary

Born behind bars, this literary genre has ‘grown up’ to resonate with young adults

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

A picture of Victor L. Martin, a leading author of urban literature, when he was in the Marines. Photo by Kamala Kelkar Victor L. Martin is on the verge of leaving his North Carolina prison cell as a leader in a culture of expression...Show More Summary

This photographer took pictures of every one of her Facebook friends to understand friendship in the digital age

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Mary Bok, Camden, Maine. On New Years’ Eve 2010, as Tanja Hollander wrote a letter to a friend deployed to Afghanistan while also instant messaging with a friend in Jakarta, she marveled at the different kinds of connections available in the digital age. Show More Summary

This all-girl Asian-American comedy group delivers biting satire with K-Pop cuteness

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Angel Yau, a.k.a “Quirky Rice” performs a gag with Iliana Inocencio, Maya Deshmukh, and Ann Marie Yoo (left to right) behind her. Photo by Alex Schaefer “I’m looking for my daddy! Where’s my daddy?” the character “Brown Rice” says while sauntering around the stage. Show More Summary

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