Art

View image in fullscreen ‘Russia’s Cartier-Bresson’: how Dmitry Markov captured beauty amidst the brutality of Putin’s regime The photographer, who has died aged 41, took the nation’s most vulnerable people as his subject, and his soulful images, shared on Instagram, earned him comparisons with the greats Waiting in a Russian police station after being arrested
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In August 2023, Manchester United had to make a decision. Should their talented winger, Mason Greenwood, play for the club again? More importantly for our purposes, fans faced a choice, too: would they accept him back? He had been out of the team since his arrest in January 2022, on suspicion of rape, assault and
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Thirty-one years after its founding, Other Minds, the brainchild of Charles Amirkhanian and Jim Newman, is still going strong as a presenter of experimental contemporary music with an emphasis on “the most original, eccentric, and underrepresented creative voices.” Here’s a presentation of Linda Bouchard and the Ensemble TriOcular+ performing three of her “Live Structures” pieces. 
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Benito Mussolini (left) and Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1924. Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection / CORBIS / Corbis via Getty Images Writers under despots,” says Simon Ings, “may have to take instruction, but they’re rarely out of a job.” Every regime requires a story to validate it, and a regime lacking the authority of tradition needs one
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Michael Volpe OBE Monday, February 12, 2024 As theatrical capabilities allow live performance to reflect extreme violence ever more effectively, Opera Holland Park founder Michael Volpe argues that it’s time for opera to follow the world of cinema and warn audiences about what they’re about to witness © Adobe Stock Don’t miss out on our
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The expanded museum in Old Towne Orange features California scene paintings and nine new exhibitions on view starting Friday. Arts patron and museum founder Mark Hilbert stands in front of the newly expanded Hillbert Museum of California Art in Orange featuring the restored “Pleasures Along the Beach” mosaic by Millard Sheets on the museum’s west-facing
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Stages is looking for its next Managing Director, someone to set and execute organizational strategies in close collaboration with an artistic partner and Board that will lead Stages to accomplish its key goals and objectives. The Managing Director co-leads the company in partnership with the Artistic Director and reports directly to Stages’ Board of Directors.
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The Hugo Awards, the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy literary awards in the book community, has recently been blanketed in scandal. It all began when esteemed sci-fi authors like Neil Gaiman, R.F. Kuang, Xiran Jay Zhao and Paul Weimer were no longer eligible as finalists for the awards even though they had earned enough
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The President delivers a ‘State of the Union’ Speech every year, but that’s a snooze. Just look at your worthy representatives struggling to keep their eyes open. That’s because they’ve heard it all before. We have too. Not much changes in politics. Certainly not the candidates. There’s more variety at my local gas station, where
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Activism / February 14, 2024 Hundreds of protesters occupied the storied museum in a reminder that the art world cannot evade its political and moral responsibilities. Ad Policy (Alexa B. Wilkinson) It was an ordinary Saturday at the Museum of Modern Art. Tourists flowed through galleries, clogged lines at the bathroom, meandered through the institution’s
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Giacomo Puccini is widely regarded as one of opera’s greatest composers. “Turandot,” “La bohème,” “Tosca,” and “Madama Butterfly” are all widely performed and beloved the world over. Since its premiere in 1900, “La bohème” has been performed over 1,200 times and in all but eight seasons at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The 1981 Zeffirelli production
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In front of the library on Main Street in Littleton, New Hampshire, is a bronze Pollyanna statue, smiling with her arms flung wide. Pollyanna’s carefree days may be numbered. If the residents of Littleton vote to limit public art, as one official has suggested, the statue will have to be removed. There’s no middle ground:
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In a rare poetry reading organized by Efe Balıkçıoğlu and Sibel Erol and focused on often unacknowledged voices in contemporary Turkey, the works of three dissident authors are to be presented as a serious Turkish delight for mind and tongue. The presentation at NYU on Feb. 23 — both in person and on Zoom — will
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