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  1. Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study FindsTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:17:10 GMT
    The research, covering 2014 to 2017, also showed the power of films that pass the Bechdel test, in which two female characters discuss something other than a man. More...
  2. Overlooked in Atlanta, Black Female Artists Try MiamiTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:16:08 GMT
    Would an appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach help ten women scale the barriers of rejection or aesthetic misunderstanding they found in Georgia? More...
  3. 10 Classic Christmas Movies That New York Times Critics Didn’t See ComingTue, 11 Dec 2018 17:55:40 GMT
    Predicting the canon of Christmas movie future has never been easy. Here’s what The Times wrote about some of today’s favorites when they first hit screens. More...
  4. Stars and Stripes (and Trocks) ForeverTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:30:13 GMT
    “You can’t force Lucille Ball to be Gracie Allen” and other lessons from the artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which returns to the Joyce Theater this week. More...
  5. Ghosts of ‘Nutcracker’ Past, Preserved on FilmTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:30:53 GMT
    Alexander Shiryaev’s animated movie, from the early 20th century, shows a dance instantly recognizable as the Candy Cane solo from George Balanchine’s version of the holiday classic. More...
  6. My Brilliant Friend: Has HBO’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Finale Left You Wanting More?Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:58:19 GMT
    Times staff discuss the highs and lows of the eight-episode season adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel. More...
  7. This Provocative Band Played North Korea. Now They’ve Made an Album About It.Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:06:14 GMT
    Laibach has been flirting with totalitarian symbols, and confusing audiences, for decades. Their new album of “Sound of Music” covers is puzzling, too. More...
NYT: Art and Design
  1. Overlooked in Atlanta, Black Female Artists Try MiamiTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:16:08 GMT
    Would an appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach help ten women scale the barriers of rejection or aesthetic misunderstanding they found in Georgia? More...
  2. The Best Art of 2018Fri, 07 Dec 2018 06:22:04 GMT
    The art critics of The New York Times tell you what rocked their worlds this year: notable art events, works in museums and galleries, emerging artists and how they found beauty in unexpected places. More...
  3. Art Basel Miami Beach: Cracks in the Glittering FacadeSun, 09 Dec 2018 20:27:27 GMT
    Against the backdrop of a skidding stock market, declining endowments and a cooling of luxury real-estate values, another private museum announced its birth. More...
  4. Critic’s Notebook: For AT&T, Balancing Change and Preservation Under the Same Broken PedimentWed, 05 Dec 2018 19:09:38 GMT
    Now that the former AT&T headquarters by Philip Johnson is a freshly minted city landmark, Snohetta has gone back to the drawing board for its renovation plan and found a solution, our critic says. More...
  5. Belgium’s Africa Museum Had a Racist Image. Can It Change That?Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:34:59 GMT
    After a five-year overhaul, Belgium’s Africa Museum now acknowledges the injustices of colonialism. But it reopens amid a debate about whether some items should be there at all. More...
  6. Art Handlers at MoMA PS1 Demand Same Pay as Manhattan ColleaguesFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:05:05 GMT
    Part-time art installers at the Queens museum say they do the same job, but earn far less, than full-time employees at the Museum of Modern Art. More...
  7. Critic’s Pick: The African Toll of the Great War, in Song and ShadowsFri, 07 Dec 2018 18:25:18 GMT
    A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I. More...
Arts Journal
  1. What We Learned Having AI Analyze A BookTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:31:23 +0000
    Using AI tools to analyze this piece of literature shed new light on key elements of emotion and memory in the book but they did not replace the skills of an expert or scholar at interpreting texts or pictures. As a result of our experiment, we think that AI and other computational methods present […] More...
  2. Twin Cities Theatre Company Fires Director After #MeToo ComplaintsTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:02:57 +0000
    Theater Mu, a St. Paul-based company focused on Asian-American work, cut ties with artistic director Randy Reyes after a board investigation “discovered conduct that did not reflect the culture we strive to achieve at Mu.” The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) More...
  3. Getting Inside Our Obsession With Sleep (Or Lack Of It)Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:52 +0000
    According to the neuroscientist Matthew Walkerin his 2017 book, Why We Sleepinsomnia, strictly defined, is a clinical disorder most commonly associated with an overactive sympathetic nervous system, and it is triggered, typically, by worry and anxiety. Insomniacs can write twee lists of their blessings until the cows come home, but their cortisol levels will still […] More...
  4. Caught In Plagiarism, Minneapolis Star Tribune Film Critic Colin Covert ResignsTue, 11 Dec 2018 17:03:50 +0000
    A statement from the editors, who were first alerted by a reader, says that “the reviews by Covert in question span many years, but one was published as recently as November 1.” He had been on staff at the paper for more than three decades. The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) More...
  5. Artists Weigh In: What We Have Lost In The Contemporary WorldTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:30:59 +0000
    Because the ideologies of the past century have been largely discredited as false utopias, we are bereft of the notion of a better future. Whether the idea of a utopia ever returns will depend on our spirit, our faith in what is to come. Yet who are we to make demands of the spirit, which […] More...
  6. Can Art Help The Families Of Opioid Crisis Victims? This Museum Is Finding OutTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:04:09 +0000
    “The Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire has created an unprecedented program that uses art as a healing tool for those affected by the epidemic in a state that’s ranked third in the nation for drug overdoses.” Hyperallergic More...
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