A Little Island Grows Off Manhattan

Little Island completes the transformation of the Meatpacking District, where for decades freight cars delivered animals to slaughterhouses that lined and bloodied the nearby blocks. Now it’s a high-end neighborhood of sleek apartment towers, unaffordable art galleries and fashion retail. The long-abandoned freight viaduct has become the iconic… [Read More...]

Why Some Are Inclined To Be Seduced By Conspiracy Theories

In the face of complicated events, bewildering new technologies, and sometimes contradictory information, the explanatory power of some occult yet totalizing narrative easily overmasters more prosaic explanations of the world. To those in thrall to such conspiracy beliefs, observable reality conceals plots that are hatched in secret by powerful people… [Read More...]

Central, Eastern European Governments Take Aim At Museums

Hungary, Poland, and now Slovenia are assembling and executing a “playbook” to shift cultural institutions to the right. Often, the rhetoric around this has blended fears of anti-communism with populist, nationalist, anti-immigrant, and, in some cases, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. In the process, political memory has become a flashpoint… [Read More...]

Minnesota Orchestra Posts A Record Deficit

On Thursday morning, the orchestra released its operating results for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2020. The big news: a deficit of $11.7 million, the largest in its history. Last year’s deficit was $8.8 million, another record-breaker. No one who follows the orchestra has forgotten that the record-breaker before … [Read More...]

Artistic Director at Salt Creek Ballet

The Salt Creek Ballet Company and School is seeking an Artistic Director to conceive, develop, and implement the artistic vision and focus of Salt Creek Ballet. The Salt Creek Ballet Company and School is seeking an Artistic Director to conceive, develop, and implement the artistic vision and focus of Salt … [Read More...]

Theatre Of Screens (But Is It, Though?)

Whether or not onscreen theater feels like theater may depend on whether it offers a feeling of liveness, with all the potential for error and surprise and invention and anything-could-go-wrong-at-any-moment contingency that liveness affords. – The New York Times [Read More...]

Unlocking The Technology Of Relationships

What does it look like when a small-scale, long-term community effort in Detroit is connected to a small-scale, long-term community effort in Seattle or Dallas? What is there to learn and exchange in that story being shared? In a national or federal approach to storytelling, you… [Read More...]