When we in the arts champion “diversity, equity and inclusion,” do we mean everyone? Do we mean conservatives? Religiously, culturally or otherwise? Are conservative artists not identifying as artists because the arts are a predominantly liberal sector?
Category Archives: AUDIENCE
Nicholas Hytner’s staging for the Bridge Theatre in London (starring Ben Whishaw and David Morrissey) takes place on a series of platforms right in the middle of the audience, and the ticket-holders standing in the pit at the center of it all play the mob. Fergus Morgan talks to the stage managers about how they […]
“Saudi Arabia has long been known as one of the world’s most conservative places … Concerts and theater were largely banned, and even the notion of fun was often frowned upon as un-Islamic. Now the kingdom is lightening up with comic book festivals, dance performances, concerts and monster truck rallies. … [The kingdom] needs to […]
In less than a decade, the percentage of U.S. households subscribing to a paid streaming video service surged 450% — from just 10% in 2009 to 55% in 2017.
On Sunday night John Oliver announced on HBO’s Last Week Tonight that A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a children’s book about a gay bunny, named after a pet rabbit owned by the family of Vice President Mike Pence, would be available immediately. That meant it beat a rival children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice […]
People post on social media how quickly they watched an entire season, not unlike the days when young readers stayed up all night to buy, and then read, each instalment of Harry Potter. Yet when they hear of spending all day in a theatre, the average person will look at you as if you’ve gone […]
The policy change was backed by philanthropist Susie Konkel, who is a well-known advocate for youth. All eligible visitors will also be able to sign up for the Susie Konkel Pass, which will provide the holder opportunities to attend special events such as free screenings of PMA Films.
“Little colored bubbles float ever higher, growing larger as they rise toward the sky. People drift into a circle of six towering screens, wearing high-tech 3-D holographic visors, like moon-walkers taking their first steps in an alien atmosphere. They reach out their arms and use their thumbs and forefingers to pinch the air in front […]
The only previous films to win five straight weekends in the past 20 years are 2009’s “Avatar” and 1999’s “The Sixth Sense.” “Titanic,” from 1997, holds the record, which seems unbreakable in the current quick-to-DVD era; it reigned for 15 straight weekends, according to Box Office Mojo. “Black Panther” is the year’s biggest release by a […]
At first glance, the evidence isn’t encouraging. Following a loss, fans are more likely than usual to eat unhealthy food,  be unproductive at work,  and—in the case of the Super Bowl—die from heart disease.  What about fans of the winning team? Well, their testosterone levels tend to increase,  which may account for why triumphant fans are more likely than […]