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A New Book Digs Into Cosplay's History—and the Fan Spirit That Keeps It Thriving
Cosplayers who look forward to comics conventions have had it rough during the pandemic, but the community’s spirit is still thriving. A new book, written by io9 alumni Andrew Liptak, spotlights the creative, awesomely nerdy folks who make dressing up an art …
Cosplayers who look forward to comics conventions have had it rough during the pandemic, but the communitys spirit is still thriving. A new book, written by io9 alumni Andrew Liptak, spotlights the c… [+16207 chars]
Cheryl Eddy
2021-11-24 19:00:00




Art We Saw This Fall
From our critics, reviews of closed gallery shows around New York City.
Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Reynaldo Rivera was in California as a teenager in the mid-1970s. There, working on fruit farms and in canneries, he found a camera and taught himself how to use it. He sett… [+1297 chars]
The New York Times
2021-11-25 13:08:40




How 'Squid Game' Reflects South Korean Culture and History
Beyond their global appeal, the iconic outfits from “Squid Game” reveal a link to the history and culture of South Korea.
In the 1970s, Ms. Pyun said, a Western-style track suit would have indicated that the wearer had some level of education, or lived in a major metropolitan area, where other Western clothing styles, i… [+1961 chars]
Aileen Kwun
2021-11-11 16:07:00




Weaving the Threads of Applied and Contemporary Art
Works created with or inspired by textiles and crafting are being showcased at Art Basel Miami Beach and at satellite fairs.
Mr. Mujicas work, meanwhile, is to direct the conversation toward the domesticity of the production of his curtains. I think fabric is a tremendous subject and material, he wrote in an email. He adde… [+1809 chars]
Ginanne Brownell
2021-11-29 20:53:45




She Fell for the Art, Then for the Artist
A neighbor introduced Becky Headen to Tony Hernandez’s artwork in 2001. Twelve years later, they had a first date.
That was huge for him, said Ms. Headen, who received a bachelors degree in studio art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and works as a talent strategy manager for the Hendrick Autom… [+1096 chars]
Vincent M. Mallozzi
2021-11-26 10:00:10




Met Museum Jump-Starts New Modern Wing With $125 Million Gift
The donation from a trustee, Oscar L. Tang, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, reinvigorates the long-delayed project and is the largest capital gift in the Met’s history.
Since becoming director in 2018, Hollein said he has updated the wing project to encourage interdisciplinary work among the Mets 17 curatorial departments. The museum has also made clear its commitme… [+1766 chars]
Robin Pogrebin
2021-11-30 16:30:06




Years of Delays, Billions in Overruns: The Dismal History of Big Infrastructure
The nation’s most ambitious engineering projects are mired in postponements and skyrocketing costs. Delivering $1.2 trillion in new infrastructure will be tough.
In the world of civic projects, the first budget is really just a down payment, he wrote in a guest newspaper column in 2013. If people knew the real cost from the start, nothing would ever be approv… [+1609 chars]
Ralph Vartabedian
2021-11-28 10:00:22




Kunsthaus Zurich: Looted art claims pose questions for Swiss museum
Emil Bührle's impressionist art collection raises problems for Zurich's big, extended Kunsthaus.
By Noele IllienZurich, Switzerland Image source, Kunsthaus Zürich Image caption, The extended Kunsthaus in Zurich, home to the controversial collection of Emil Bührle When Switzerland's largest ar… [+5827 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2021-11-22 00:04:04




How Black Horror Became America’s Most Powerful Cinematic Genre
Films like ‘Us’ and the recent sequel to ‘Candyman’ are part of a much longer tradition of storytelling, one that often wrestles with the gruesome history of racism.
IN 1976, THREE years after The Exorcist appeared in movie theaters across the United States, James Baldwin shared a brief but biting response to the film in The Devil Finds Work, a book-length essay … [+22006 chars]
Gabrielle Bellot, Renee Cox and Danielle McKinney
2021-11-10 14:01:26




Boba Fett arrives in 'Fortnite' on December 24th
Move over, Mando. It's Boba Fett's time to run amok in Fortnite. Epic Games will add the bounty hunter on December 24th at 7PM ET. That's the weekend before The Book of Boba Fett makes its Disney+ debut on December 29th. Epic hasn't said much more about the c…
Move over, Mando. It's Boba Fett's time to run amok in Fortnite. Epic Games will add the bounty hunter on December 24th at 7PM ET. That's the weekend before The Book of Boba Fett makes its Disney+ de… [+750 chars]
Igor Bonifacic
2021-11-12 21:27:29




History detective: Using physics to track currency fraud, forgery through history
Nero was fiscally responsible; Ben Franklin invented novel ways to detect forgeries.
Enlarge/ Nuclear physicists used micro-XRF scanning to produce elemental maps for Roman denarii coins and their color overlays. 0 with 0 posters participating Most people associate nuclear physics … [+6943 chars]
Jennifer Ouellette
2021-11-17 21:20:46




Thomas Jefferson Statue Evicted From City Hall Will Go to a Museum
Heeding requests to move the statue because of Jefferson’s legacy as an enslaver, the city approved a plan to relocate it to the New-York Historical Society.
Michele H. Bogart, a professor emeritus of art history and visual culture at Stony Brook University in New York, said the statues removal only deflects attention from the bad men who are sometimes me… [+1675 chars]
Jeffery C. Mays and Zachary Small
2021-11-15 18:25:55




The future of digital art doesn't have to be paved with troll memes and trash
Jeff Yang cautions not to let NFTs go the way of social media platforms, becoming engines of misinformation and hate. He cites as a better example of how to use technology and aesthetics artist Drue Kataoka, whose work "Will Your Heart Pass the Test?" -- an N…
Jeff Yang is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, a featured writer for Quartz and other publications, and the co-host of the podcast "They Call Us Bruce." He co-wrote Jackie Chan's bestselling aut… [+10655 chars]
Opinion by Jeff Yang
2021-11-13 15:41:05




Tate exhibition to explore gallery’s links to Caribbean slave trade
Curator of Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art says institutions must take responsibility for pastBritish institutions must take responsibility for their history of benefiting from slavery, the curator of a new landmark exhibition of Caribbean-British…
British institutions must take responsibility for their history of benefiting from slavery, the curator of a new landmark exhibition of Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain has said. Life Between I… [+4312 chars]
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent
2021-11-28 19:16:15




Leuven: the small Flemish town with a big (bang) history
With its cosmic roots and being the home of Stella Artois, the compact gothic town is a hip destination that has remained Belgium’s best-kept secretThe barman at Fiere Margriet places a bottle of strong, dark ale in front of me. “Gouden Carolus,” he says. “Br…
The barman at Fiere Margriet places a bottle of strong, dark ale in front of me. Gouden Carolus, he says. Brewed 15 miles away. A cold night has fallen over the city outside, but the low-lit pub is w… [+6993 chars]
Ben Lerwill
2021-12-07 07:00:21




Banksy offers to raise £10m to buy Reading prison for art centre
Artist would sell stencil used to paint mural depicting what was thought to be Oscar Wilde on listed building Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds towards buying Reading prison, where Oscar Wilde was once held, so that it can be turned into an arts …
Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds towards buying Reading prison, where Oscar Wilde was once held, so that it can be turned into an arts centre. The street artist has promised to match t… [+3141 chars]
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent
2021-12-05 18:41:03




Saving History With Sandbags: Climate Change Threatens the Smithsonian
President Warren Harding's blue silk pajamas. Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves. The Star Spangled Banner, stitched by Betsy Ross. Scripts from the television show "M*A*S*H." Nearly two million irreplaceable artifacts that tell the American story are housed in the…
Eleven palatial Smithsonian museums and galleries form a ring around the National Mall, the grand two-mile park lined with elms that stretches from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol. But that … [+1718 chars]
msmash
2021-11-26 14:00:00




That The Matrix Even Exists Is a Miracle
Seeing The Matrix for the first time was one of the most formative experiences in my personal cinematic journey. It was a few weeks before release, the film was screening early at my college, and everyone piled in for the random, free Keanu Reeves movie. No o…
Seeing The Matrix for the first time was one of the most formative experiences in my personal cinematic journey. It was a few weeks before release, the film was screening early at my college, and eve… [+5784 chars]
Germain Lussier
2021-11-24 18:00:00




Hawaiian artist's enormous murals are ambitious in scale and message
Kamea Hadar paints murals across the world -- his canvas ranging from 15-story buildings to luxury cars. His latest artwork of surfing champions Carissa Moore and Duke Kahanamoku will be his largest and most detailed yet.
artsUpdated 25th November 2021 Honolulu, Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar has lost count of how many murals he's painted in his career -- his best guess is at least 50 over the past decade. He's pa… [+5501 chars]
Sherry Liang, CNN
2021-11-25 08:28:24




‘Dickinson’ Uses the Civil War to Explore Modern Divisions
The creator Alena Smith had planned to set the final season during the conflict. “What we did not know was that there would be a pandemic, and that it would have echoes of the Civil War,” she said.
Throughout the series, Emily struggles with questions about how to make her poetry mean something. How does this play out in the third season? Season 3 is about legacy and whether art can provide ho… [+1529 chars]
Sarah Lyall
2021-11-09 21:56:52
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