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A River Runs Red And A Small-Town Paper Wants Answers

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Storm Lake Times editor Art Cullen may have lost a few friends over his reporting in recent years, but now he’s gained a Pulitzer Prize. Last week, Cullen, who co-owns the twice-a-week northwest Iowa newspaper with his brother John,Show More Summary

“I Wrote Six Songs That Weekend”

Maybe that’s why J. Cole is so successful. Newspapers are functioning on an old paradigm. Wherein PR people pitch stories and what ends up appearing in the arts section is hype. There’s no news there. It’s all in the other sections, National, Business and Sports. If I want the facts, I can go to the […]

Supporting the arts is an act of good citizenship

In the aftermath of the November election, there was a spike in subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. The endless months of the primary campaigns and general election — and beyond — having been colored by rumor, superstition and fabrication, many people seemingly felt it might be time to support...

Museums Have Dramatically Increased The Number Of Shows They're Presenting

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The average number of shows increased by 7.4% between 2007 and 2015 (from an average of 8.8 shows per year to 9.5), according to an analysis of 2,360 exhibitions at 29 US museums conducted by The Art Newspaper. Institutions are also keeping shows running for longer periods of time. We found that the average number […]

Donald Judd Didn’t Care for Poet-Critics

If you’re into art writing of the highly skeptical, practical variety, you’ll love Donald Judd: Writings, published by the Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books in November. In a review of the work at The Art Newspaper, Pac Probic notes that Judd “did not care for Art News poet-critics like Frank O’Hara, whose book on […]

The Radical Posters of a British Women’s Art Workshop

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The See Red Women’s Workshop, which ran from 1974 to 1990, began with a newspaper ad calling for female visual artists "to combat images of the ‘model woman.’” The post The Radical Posters of a British Women’s Art Workshop appeared first on Hyperallergic.

A Fight In a Museum, Reported With Bias [with comment by Paul]

(John Hinderaker) There was a bizarre incident at the Minneapolis Institute of Art today: a fight broke out in an 18th Century European art gallery. Almost equally remarkable is the manner in which my local newspaper, the Star Tribune,...Show More Summary

One newspaper accidentally used photo of Alec Baldwin instead of President Trump

Sometimes it's not easy separating life from art. The Dominican newspaper El Nacional learned that the hard way on Friday, after it accidentally published a photo of Alec Baldwin instead of President Donald Trump. Baldwin has made headlines for his spot-on impression of the former reality star. Show More Summary

Spoleto Festival Director Makes The Arts' Case Against The Travel Ban

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Nigel Redden, in an op-ed in South Carolina's largest newspaper: "Whether presenting an opera by Antonio Vivaldi or a play by Samuel Beckett, the Festival depends on works created by artists from many parts of the world.... [Their] varied outlooks come from lives and personal histories that differ from many in the audience who […]

Mississippi Newspaper Transforms Crime Reports Into Playful Haikus

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Enterprise-Tocsin's police blotter just got a lot more artful.

Culture and Trump: A free comic offers artist 'Resist!'-ance at the Hammer Museum

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Stacked in piles around the Hammer Museum on Friday was a 40-page tabloid newspaper of comic art by women of all ages, creeds and races reacting to the presidential election of Donald Trump. An inky black illustration by artist Sue Coe shows Trump in the shape of a tornado ripping the constitution...

Shepard Fairey explains the thinking behind his inauguration protest posters

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

We are all equally American. That’s the message artist Shepard Fairey and others are hammering home with a campaign titled “We the People,” which calls for posters printed in newspapers to be used as protest art Friday at inauguration demonstrations. In an interview with The Times, Fairey said...

Tuesday Links: News for End Times

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_81225" align="aligncenter" width="640"] That bird in the background looks ominous.[/caption] Is it time to start worrying that Donald Trump will actually place an overall cap on deductions? The Art Newspaper has a piece on how this change could effect museum income. Show More Summary

A New Wave Of Arts Critic Cuts At Newspapers

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Critics at newspapers are dying off even faster than print journalism. Theatre critics, film reviewers, A&E editors, and arts writers of every kind have been stripped from dailies and weeklies around the country."

Required Reading

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the death of the newspaper arts critic, an interview with Lorna Simpson, good things that happened in 2016, populism in Trumplandia, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Curtains fall on arts critics at newspapers

For the first time since the Beatles played Ed Sullivan, Boston doesn’t have a newspaper staffer dedicated to the pop music beat. The city has writers covering everything from Aerosmith to indie rock. They freelance for papers, contribute to online music magazines, pen posts for radio station websites, and blog. But none of them have staff positions. The six decades...

Why 'Bambi' Artist Tyrus Wong Went Unrecognized For Most Of His Life

Tyrus Wong, the historically unrenowned artist who created the lyrical, elegiac aesthetic for Walt Disney’s “Bambi,” got his artistic start in the 1920s by dipping a brush in newspaper ink because he couldn’t afford art supplies. Wong, who died Friday, Dec. Show More Summary

"His first art teacher was his father, who trained him nightly in calligraphy by having him dip a brush in water and trace ghostly characters on newspaper."

"They could not afford ink or drawing paper.... From 1936 to 1938, Mr. Wong was an artist for the Works Progress Administration, creating paintings for libraries and other public spaces.... Mr. Wong... joined Disney in 1938 as an 'in-betweener,' creating the thousands of intermediate drawings that bring animated sequences to life.... Show More Summary

An editor tells the NY Times: I don’t read newspapers for the pictures

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

More mail coming our way on the contentious redesign of the NY Times arts section: For Dean Baquet Executive Editor Dear Mr. Baquet. While we have never met, I spent the last few decades at The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, institutions that have also periodically redesigned themselves — and not always happily. That […]

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