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5 hours, 44 minutes ago   -  

Johan Renvall, Former Principal At American Ballet Theatre, Dead At 55

“As a temple statue come to life and near-naked in gold body paint, he erupted into sensational airborne bravura with perfect form. Yet as critics across the country noted, Mr. Renvall’s gifts went far beyond pyrotechnics.”

7 hours, 49 minutes ago   -  

The Dissident Artist Who Was Detained For Eight Months In Cuba Speaks

“Until the last minute they want to mess with your head. They want to make you paranoid. At one point he said, ‘Someone close to you works for us.’ I said, ‘You’re not going to make me a paranoiac. I’ve been here ...

8 hours, 51 minutes ago   -  

The Reading Is So Hard – But That Doesn’t Make It Brilliant (Or Does It?)

“The reader who assumes that abstruse prose is clever prose, or that there is a reliable correlation between opacity and depth, is bound to waste a lot of time on writing that doesn’t deserve it. She is also liable to end up praising works ...

9 hours, 48 minutes ago   -  

Who Sets Cell Phone Etiquette In Theatres – And Who Should?

“Theater as a whole desperately needs to keep attracting younger audiences, and yet it doesn’t seem particularly able or willing to educate newer playgoers or accommodate their differing ideas on how culture should be consumed.”

11 hours, 21 minutes ago   -  

Former NYT Music Critic Allan Kozinn Is Now Looking For New Music Concerts In Maine

“Leaving the Times was not easy, but I began considering the prospect in 2012, when the paper’s culture editor thought it would be interesting to redefine my job, transforming me into a general culture reporter.”

11 hours, 53 minutes ago   -  

What Happened To Phnom Penh’s Historic Artists’ Building?

“With poor sanitation, a decaying structure and no ventilation, this once-historic building is facing demolition – yet grocery shops, hair salons, cafés and even a school have sprung up to cater for the thousands of residents in this ...

12 hours, 24 minutes ago   -  

Israel And Iran Are United – Against Daniel Barenboim

“The conductor Daniel Barenboim’s efforts to lead the Berlin Staatskapelle at a concert in Tehran drew criticism this week from the Israeli culture minister, who called the performance anti-Israel, and a rebuff from Iranian officials, who ...

12 hours, 30 minutes ago   -  

How A Theatre Season Can Come Together To Support – Or Ignore – Diversity

“There are hundreds of priorities to balance in the process of planning a season. The decisions we make reveal the hierarchy of those priorities. It is the season, not the mission statement, that expresses what we believe in, what we fight for, ...

13 hours, 33 minutes ago   -  

Frank Lloyd Wright House Picked Up And Moved To Arkansas

“The Bachman-Wilson House, a New Jersey home originally designed in 1954 by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Abraham Wilson and Gloria Bachman, was being threatened by repeated flooding at its original location along the Millstone ...

14 hours, 41 minutes ago   -  

A Dance Critic Takes On ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

“While I may be impressed by the calibre of these performances, being ‘impressed’ has little to do with what I expect or want from dance. Imagine if critical engagement with literature centred on its ability to impress, rather than ...
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