PopMuse: Arts and Culture http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Comedian David Mitchell: The Internet Has Been A Disaster For Culture http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/GgiyYsJ0zU8/comedian-david-mitchell-the-internet-has-been-a-disaster-for-culture.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/GgiyYsJ0zU8/comedian-david-mitchell-the-internet-has-been-a-disaster-for-culture.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:01:01 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal “Genuinely, I think the internet and the smartphone have been a disaster for civilisation,” he says. “I think it would be very helpful for us to see it as a disaster, see it as something like nuclear weapons or . . . I was going to say the invention of heroin, but morphine is a […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nikki Haley Embodies What’s Wrong with the Republican Party https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/nikki-haley-embodies-whats-wrong-with-the-republican-party https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/nikki-haley-embodies-whats-wrong-with-the-republican-party Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:44:36 UTC John Cassidy at The New Yorker November 18, 2019 John Cassidy on the former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and other Republicans who have adopted a see-no-evil posture regarding the impeachment of Donald Trump. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Dance As Opportunity In The Slums Of Rio http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/Ut5VNCdmTYM/dance-as-opportunity-in-the-slums-of-rio.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/Ut5VNCdmTYM/dance-as-opportunity-in-the-slums-of-rio.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:31:19 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal The violence, the hopelessness and the misery in the slums of Rio de Janeiro are all a direct result of the lack of guidance, role models or future prospects — except drug trafficking — for young people. That’s why the 31-year-old Daiana began offering young girls an alternative: a ballet school in the favela. – […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ UK Publishers, Booksellers Wrestle With Selling Right Wing Books http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/oqdy5FNVrfY/uk-publishers-booksellers-wrestle-with-selling-right-wing-books.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/oqdy5FNVrfY/uk-publishers-booksellers-wrestle-with-selling-right-wing-books.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:02:56 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal With a divisive election looming and rising rates of hate crime, the question of how best to engage with opposing views is, says David Shelley of the publishing giant Hachette, hotly debated in acquisitions meetings. “It’s important to uphold free speech, but social justice is also a big part of our mission,” he says. He […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Art Auction Guarantees Are Losing Popularity. Will This Crash The Market? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/513dX_Lg5Q8/art-auction-guarantees-are-losing-popularity-will-this-crash-the-market.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/513dX_Lg5Q8/art-auction-guarantees-are-losing-popularity-will-this-crash-the-market.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:28:08 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal After an unprecedented expansion in recent years, third-party guarantees may have lost their magic. Their use appears to have peaked. Now, the trade is left wondering: Have guarantees become too popular for their own good? And what will happen to the market if a tool it once relied on is put back in the shed? […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Machines Become More Creative When They’re Allowed To Wander http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/YPQ1THV3bl4/machines-become-more-creative-when-theyre-allowed-to-wander.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/YPQ1THV3bl4/machines-become-more-creative-when-theyre-allowed-to-wander.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:01:45 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal Because of biology’s track record, Kenneth Stanley and others have come to believe that if we want algorithms that can navigate the physical and social world as easily as we can — or better! — we need to imitate nature’s tactics. Instead of hard-coding the rules of reasoning, or having computers learn to score highly […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Supreme Court Weighs the End of DACA https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/the-supreme-court-weighs-the-end-of-daca https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/the-supreme-court-weighs-the-end-of-daca Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:00:00 UTC The New Yorker November 18, 2019 A lawyer who has been living under the policy’s protection from deportation will argue in its favor at the Supreme Court. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Last Year Archaeologists Dated Cave Paintings In Spain Back To The Neanderthals. Were They Wrong? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/jaDavRwLtIk/last-year-archaeologists-dated-cave-paintings-in-spain-back-to-the-neanderthals-were-they-wrong.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/jaDavRwLtIk/last-year-archaeologists-dated-cave-paintings-in-spain-back-to-the-neanderthals-were-they-wrong.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:31:36 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal Published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the critique, led by New York University archaeologist Randall White and co-authored by 44 international researchers, suggests that the dating technique used in the earlier report might not be reliable. “There is still no convincing archaeological evidence that Neanderthals created [southwestern European] cave art,” the document states. – […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ French Theatre That Kids Find More Compelling Than Their Screens http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/8nCms7ZbLoM/french-theatre-that-kids-find-more-compelling-than-their-screens.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/8nCms7ZbLoM/french-theatre-that-kids-find-more-compelling-than-their-screens.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:01:25 UTC ArtsJournal at ArtsJournal In an era of limitless on-demand entertainment, the timeworn art of French marionette theater continues to capture minds and hearts in this country in ways that smartphones, video games and the most seducing technologies can’t. – The New York Times http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ [Publisher's Note] A Fatal Rift, by John R. MacArthur https://harpers.org/blog/2019/11/a-fatal-rift/ https://harpers.org/blog/2019/11/a-fatal-rift/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:34:15 UTC John R. MacArthur at Harper's MagazineHarper's Magazine “In her quest for her party’s nomination, has Warren concluded a non-aggression pact with Hillary Clinton?” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/