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  • Hollywood Is Making Fewer Comedies. Should We Care?
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    Call-out and outrage culture make it harder for comedies to pass muster with the vigilantes of social media. – Philadelphia Inquirer Read more »
  • Are Dancers Today So Versatile That They’re Losing Their Individuality?
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    Nancy Wozny: “We used to be able to tell a dancer’s ancestry — be it Graham, Cunningham or Balanchine — by their movement.” No more: “I’ve always felt my gift to the field is being able to put into words how an artist moves differently than the person next to them. … I am finding it harder these days to define a dancer’s kinetic signature, which is my signature as… Read more »
  • PBS Launches Native Alaskan Kids Show
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    The show that the producers dreamed up, called “Molly of Denali,” ended up becoming a PBS cartoon about a 10-year-old Athabascan girl with a video blog about life in rural Alaska. PBS says it is the first nationally distributed children’s series with a Native American lead. – The New York Times Read more »
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  • The Harrisons at Various Small Fires
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    Artist: The Harrisons Venue: Various Small Fires, Los Angeles Exhibition Title: Counter Extinction Work Date: June 7 – July 18, 2019 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Various Small Fires, Los Angeles Press Release: Various Small Fires is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by The Harrisons. Newton Harrison worked from 1969 to 2012 with his wife Helen… Read more »
  • Lisa Holzer at Kunstverein München
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    Artist: Lisa Holzer Venue: Kunstverein München Exhibition Title: Esst mich! Date: May 25 – August 25, 2019 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and Kunstverein München Press Release: From 25 May until 25 August 2019, Kunstverein München presents Esst mich! — a solo exhibition by Lisa Holzer. Lisa Holzer explores logics of desire through pictures, text, performative… Read more »
  • Shana Sharp at Nicelle Beauchene
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    Artist: Shana Sharp Venue: Nicelle Beauchene, New York Exhibition Title: Still Life Date: June 29 – August 3, 2019 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Nicelle Beauchene, New York Press Release: Nicelle Beauchene is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Shana Sharp at Third Floor. Still Life will be her first solo exhibition in the United… Read more »
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  • the haas brothers
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    Los Angeles based artists/designers Nikolai and Simon Haas are twins, known as The Haas Brothers. They create everything from four-legged furry furniture to oversized golden mushrooms… but it’s their alien-like ceramic pieces that have stolen my heart. “The Haas Brothers unapologetically embrace craft, with a keen attention to materiality that is highly emphasized in the realm of design. The ceramic vases are exquisitely crafted through a process that mimics both… Read more »
  • koji kasatani
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    Ceramics!? Well, that’s just bananas! See what I did there? Okay, anyway, this is the ceramic work of Japanese artist (who studied in Italy) Koji Kasatani. I have a feeling he played with his food when he was a kid… and I’m so glad he hasn’t stopped! Read more »
  • jenny morgan
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    Sigh. I love absolutely everything about the portraits (some of friends, some self portraits) of Brooklyn based painter Jenny Morgan. I wrote about her years ago (2012), and have been watching her ever since… not in a creepy way, just in an ‘Oh my word – look at her insane painting skills, the vibrant color palettes and those haunting eyes that look directly into your soul’ kind of way. Happy Monday. Read more »
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  • The Tishbi Experience
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    The winery offers one of the best brunches in the area. Read more »
  • Ice cream for connoisseurs
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    “Using ingredients that are not fresh allows for longer shelf life,” says Malcolm, “But I will not compromise on freshness and the highest quality ingredients,” he says. Read more »
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  • Rub on State-Enacted Resale Rights
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    Chuck Close, Self Portrait, 2000, in the Smithsonian Collection. Close unsuccesfully brought a lawsuit to collect royalyy payments under the California Resale Rights Act, but the law was held to be pre-empted by federal law by the Ninth Circuit in 2018. Guy Rub (Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law) has posted an article from a symposium issue of the Kentucky Law Journal on: Experimenting with State-Enacted Resale… Read more »
  • Manhattan DA has Charged Kapoor and 7 Others
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    The Manhattan DA alleged that many illicit objects are still missing, including this grey schist Garuda Seizing a Nagini (via). The office of the Manhattan District Attorney has charged Subhash Kapoor and seven individuals in a antiquities massive smuggling network. The arrest warrants filed yesterday allege Kapoor travelled to India to discuss the looting of objects, he then shipped these objects to London to be cleaned and restored, and finally… Read more »
  • Rogers on the Unique Property Status of Native American Remains
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    Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Summer Olympics (via). In 2010 Thorpe’s children and the Sac and Fox Nation sued the town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania seeking to repatriate his remains under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Alix Rogers (Stanford Law School fellow, and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge) has posted an article titled “Owning Geronimo but Not Elmer McCurdy: The Unique Property Status of Native… Read more »
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