“The Italian government is planning a 19 percent tax rebate for book buyers, up to a maximum annual limit of EUR 2000 ($2746).” (Real dead-tree books only, though.)
Dolphins May Not Be as Smart as We Thought
Say it ain’t so! Well, they’re far from dumb, mind you, but we may have been inferring more than the evidence we have really warrants.
The Artists As Artists Of The Kitchen
“To take only the desserts, there is David Hockney’s Strawberry Cake, Robert Motherwell’s Whiskey Cake, Tom Wesselmann’s Lemon Sponge Pudding, Claude Monet’s Madeleines au citron, and Picasso’s Charlotte au chocolat.”
Can Greensboro, NC Fund a New Arts Center? The Deadline Approaches
“The year is rapidly coming to a close, and with it comes the final fundraising push by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to raise $35 million in private donations by its Dec. 31 deadline for the $65 million Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.”
How Badly Does This Theater Company Need Money For Costumes?
Why, they just don’t have any – as L.A.’s Antaeus Company shows us in their annual fundraising video. (Sorry, folks, it’s pixellated.)
As The Rest Of The World Gets Wired, Wikipedia’s Languages Are Changing
It may be only a matter of time before there are more Wikipedia articles in Farsi than in French.
Nutcrackers Across The Oceans
“Although the Royal Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is praised by many as an excellent version, and by some as the best, it made me homesick for America as nothing else did during a four-week visit to my native land.”
Peter O’Toole’s Death Marks The End Of An Era
“The era of the profound, unforgettable movie as a vehicle for an actor of O’Toole’s calibre is gone. Television is now where the finest of acting is found, in the richly nuanced multiseason dramas of cable TV.”
Netflix Wants You To Know That There’s Nothing Shameful About Binge-Watching
“Like a wise and sympathetic therapist, Netflix wants you to know that what you’re doing, alone at night, long after your loved ones have gone to bed, well, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s normal. Everyone does it. It doesn’t make you a bad person. And no, it won’t make you go blind.”
Yes, Marina Abramovic Is Selling Out, And That’s Okay
Indeed, argues Jay Michaelson, it may even be a healthy and therapeutic thing for her – with benefits for a lot of other people as well.