The Praemium Imperiale styles itself as Japan’s royal answer to Norway’s Nobel Prize. It identifies — and doles out awards to — some of the world’s greatest artists in the categories not recognized by the Nobel Prize. These fields of artistic endeavor are Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music, and Theatre/Film. Read More
Published on May 14, 2017 For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell. Connect with Last Week Tonight online… Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find… Read More
Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That’s unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment. Read More
A life-size statue of Kanye West depicted as Jesus appears on Hollywood Boulevard. Does he deserve it? Read More
Bill and his guests – Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ana Navarro, and Evan McMullin – discuss the U.S. bombing of Syria and President Trump’s past comments on military intervention Read More
Run. Go see it. Go to LaMaMa ETC now or before this coming Sunday. It is a success. Take in Bruno Isaković’s next version of DENUDED, a promising ensemble variation of this Croatian-born choreographer soloist turn, which had a U.S. premiere last night. He disrobes and lets us view his chest, his abs, his penis and his eyes. Read More
Japan’s Nakajima Torpedo Bomber caused most of the battleship damage during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Read More
This is the second half of a 2-part essay. The brand name of Ingmar Bergman is now a system of signs that express other ideas. Read More
So what happened to change the Bergmanian tide? Money and the swift canonization of a once reluctant Swedish dramatist-turned-film-icon are the quick answers. Read More
What’s the point of seeking to certify a heartbreaking work of stagecraft by comparing it to Bergman’s cinema aesthetics?
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I was so fascinated by the man in Calero’s “Transcendent” that I kept circling back to it. Is it a black man? Oh, wait. The painter is a Nuyorican. What gives?
This is part of a series of U.S. artist Samuel Buggeln’s special reports from Buenos Aires. Read More