Tag: Arts

“Whoever you are, this is your place.” Reimagined MIT Museum encourages visitors to join MIT’s community

The atmosphere of discovery generated by MIT’s research and innovation activities has been described as magic by many. But that magic can sometimes seem obscure or even intimidating to outsiders. Now the MIT Museum, which opens to the public on Oct. 2, is inviting everyone to take part in MIT’s magic with a new 56,000-square-foot […]

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‘Rick And Morty’ Season 6, Episode 4 Recap: Clean The Damn Dishes

The Smith’s face their own worst enemies, themselves, in “Night Family.” Adult Swim “Night Family” opens with Beth suffering from insomnia, prompting a joke about the bleak, almost dystopian landscape of the App Store, as opposed to one of Rick’s crazy inventions. While wacky alien technology sparks the plot of this episode, it’s refreshingly grounded […]

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‘Avatar’s’ Successful Re-Release Reignites A Familiar Debate

James Cameron’s Avatar Fox and Disney Every time it is brought up, James Cameron’s Avatar seems to ignite the same debate – how did the highest-grossing film of all time fail to leave a cultural impact? It’s an interesting question, and a telling assumption; it’s true that Avatar didn’t leave the same imprint on pop […]

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Visualizing migration stories

On July 27, 2020, 51 people migrating to the United States were found dead in an overheated trailer near the Mexican border. Understanding why migrants willingly take such risks is the topic of a recent exhibition and report, co-authored by researchers at MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab (CDDL). The research has been used by the […]

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Arts briefs

49 Writers author speaks The Kachemak Bay Campus presents a reading by 49 Writers Tutka Bay Retreat author Luis Aberto Urrea at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the college. Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist.,is the author of 18 books and has won numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. This […]

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A Bloody Wedding Elevates ‘House Of The Dragon’ Into Must-Watch Television

Episode 5 of House of the Dragon sees a wedding disrupted by drama. Ollie Upton/HBO In Westeros, weddings are often ominous, chaotic spaces where repressed conflicts burst out into the open, splattering the guests with blood. House of the Dragon’s fifth episode wasn’t quite as dramatic as the infamous Red Wedding, but the outburst of […]

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Scene at MIT: Dancing the night away

On Saturday night, MIT came out to party. An all-Institute dance party, organized by L. Rafael Reif as a thank you to the community as he approaches the conclusion of his tenure as MIT’s 17th president, was attended by thousands of students, staff, faculty, and their guests. The festivities opened with a community café dinner, […]

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Amazon’s ‘Rings Of Power’ Is A Poignant Reminder Of The Perfection Of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Trilogy

New Line Cinema’s epic adventure, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” (Photo by New … [+] Line/WireImage) WireImage A few episodes in, Amazon’s The Rings of Power has now surpassed the length of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – but any comparison between the […]

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Misty Copeland Launches Initiative To Make Ballet Accessible For Black And Brown Youth

NewsOne Featured Video Barrier-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland is on a mission to diversify the world of dance. She has launched a program aimed at cultivating pathways for Black and Latinx youth in the space, the New York Times reported. The lack of representation at all levels in ballet has been a longstanding issue. Socio-economic […]

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Why ‘House Of The Dragon’ Is The Superior Show To ‘Rings Of Power’

King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) in HBO’s “House of the Dragon.” Ollie Upton/HBO HBO’s House Of The Dragon and Amazon’s Rings Of Power are two very different shows – the only resemblance, really, is the fantasy setting. Still, it’s fun to compare, contrast, and play up the rivalry between the two, […]

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BRELAND Transcends Genre On Debut Album ‘Cross Country’

Country newcomer BRELAND (real name Daniel Breland) introduces his unique brand of music with debut … [+] album, ‘Cross Country,’ available today. Jimmy Fontaine Country newcomer BRELAND (real name Daniel Breland) introduces his unique brand of music with debut album, Cross Country, available today. The project blends country, hip-hop, R&B, gospel and pop for a […]

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AI system makes models like DALL-E 2 more creative

The internet had a collective feel-good moment with the introduction of DALL-E, an artificial intelligence-based image generator inspired by artist Salvador Dali and the lovable robot WALL-E that uses natural language to produce whatever mysterious and beautiful image your heart desires. Seeing typed-out inputs like “smiling gopher holding an ice cream cone” instantly spring to […]

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Nobody Cares About ‘Black Adam’ More Than The Rock

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appears at the Warner Brothers panel promoting his upcoming film … [+] “Black Adam” at 2022 Comic-Con International Day 3 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images) Getty Images Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been busy promoting his passion […]

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The Absurd Backlash Against ‘Euphoria’ Star Sydney Sweeney, Explained

Sydney Sweeney attends the GQ Men of the Year Celebration at The West Hollywood EDITION on November … [+] 18, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) Getty Images Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney unintentionally sparked a wave of online backlash on Saturday after posting a series of photos and videos from her […]

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Billion-Dollar Art Collection Of Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Going On Sale—It Could Be The Biggest Art Auction Ever

Topline The billion-dollar art collection of Paul Allen, the Microsoft cofounder who died in 2018, will be auctioned this November and is poised to surpass the current record for the most expensive sold to date, set by the Macklowe Collection in May. Paul Allen collection, valued at more than $1 billion, will be sold by […]

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Texas Church Will Pay Damages For Illegally Performing ‘Hamilton’ And Adding In Religious Themes

Topline The Door McAllen Church in McAllen, Texas, has formally apologized for mounting an unauthorized production of the musical Hamilton and changing it to add Christian themes, saying Tuesday it would pay damages to the production after it “infringed on the rights and copyrights of many.” ‘Hamilton’ plays at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway […]

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New York’s new Nazi stolen art law, explained

Some art displayed in New York museums will now come with a metaphorical swastika attached. Under a new state law, museums in New York are now required to display signs alongside pre-1945 artworks “that are known to have been stolen or forcibly sold under Nazi rule,” Julianne McShane reports for NBC News. Those works must […]

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HBO’s ‘The Rehearsal’ Finale Recap: Daddy Issues

Nathan Fielder ends his grand experiment Allyson Riggs/HBO Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal ends with an unexpected twist, but the finale was arguably the weakest episode out of them all. The finale begins with some hilarious, Fielder-esque antics, as a bunch of background actors are hired for “Adam’s” birthday party, but forbidden to speak, bound by […]

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Kanye West Goes Full ‘Zoolander,’ Cites The Homeless As ‘Biggest Inspiration’

Kanye West attends the Fast Company Innovation Festival – Day 3 Arrivals on November 07, 2019 in New … [+] York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company) Getty Images for Fast Company Artist Kanye West, now formally known as Ye, has come under fire for selling his latest Yeezy GAP fashion collection […]

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Joe Rogan Speaks Out In Defense Of Abortion Rights

Joe Rogan speaks on camera during the FOX UFC Saturday event at the Amway Center on April 19, 2014 … [+] in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Zuffa LLC via Getty Images In a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan passionately spoke out against his guest […]

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Rotary presents check for memorial bench

Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay President Kim Zook presented a check for $2,000 on Aug. 9 to Sara Murnane Berg and Ed Berg for the Loved & Lost Memorial Bench fund managed by Homer United Methodist Church. This donation was made possible by a matching grant from the Rotary International Foundation. “Moved to act by […]

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HBO’s ‘The Rehearsal’ Recap, Episode 5: Culture Clash

Nathan Fielder plays husband and parent, to mixed results. HBO Throughout Nathan For You and The Rehearsal, there’s an implicit assumption that the viewer understands Nathan is putting on a persona. That persona seems like an exaggerated version of Nathan’s awkwardness, but still a mask. In episode 5, “Apocalypto,” that mask seems to slip; we […]

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‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Creators Cancel U.K. Show After Netflix Lawsuit

Topline Barlow & Bear, the creators behind the viral Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, have canceled the show’s concert in London scheduled for September, after Netflix sued the songwriters for copyright infringement following a sold-out concert in July. ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ creators Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow at the 64th Annual Grammy … [+] Awards at […]

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HBO’s ‘The Rehearsal’ Recap, Episode 4: Meta Method Acting

Nathan Fielder, knee-deep in his own reality. Allyson Riggs/HBO The first episode of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal set our expectations, only to break them with each subsequent episode, until number 4, “The Fielder Method,” shattered them into dust; we’re not watching a rehearsal anymore. What are we watching, exactly? It’s hard to say! The show […]

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