Museum Of Black Civilizations In Dakar Is Major Advance In Movement To Repatriate African Art

“The museum hopes to represent all black civilizations, but the fact that it is based in Dakar is not mere coincidence. Art lives and breathes in Dakar. With its founding father and the brain-child behind this grand museum – Léopold Sédar Senghor – having been a poet, cultural theorist and leading pan-Africanist thinker, it makes sense that Dakar would be the home of this museum.” — Quartz

Meshulam Riklis, Not Just Mr. Pia Zadora, Dead At 95

He’s best known to the public as the mogul widely considered to have bought a Golden Globe award for his actress-singer wife (whom he met when she was 19 and he was 49). But before that, he was the original leveraged-buyout corporate raider and co-founded Carnival Cruise Lines. Later, he produced a women’s pro wrestling TV series and became one of Las Vegas’s top casino-hotel and entertainment moguls — until he went bankrupt and fled home to Israel. — The Hollywood Reporter

New Streaming Service For Arthouse Films To Launch This Spring

With FilmStruck having closed and Criterion’s planned service limited to the titles admitted to its Collection, serious cinephiles who stream were feeling a bit bereft. “Enter OVID, a recently announced partnership [whose members]… control the rights to thousands of different documentary, arthouse, independent, and international titles.” — Hyperallergic