Category Archives: 03.31.16

How Big Corporations Ruined American Radio

o-PILES-OF-AMERICAN-MONEY-facebook-1000x500“Citadel, along with Cumulus, Entercom and Clear Channel (a.k.a. iHeart Radio) destroyed radio as we knew it. If you can’t stand to listen to radio anymore you can thank these companies. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allowed them to consolidate thousands of Mom-and-Pop radio stations into just a handful of owners. What was once a […]

A Broadway Composer Bans His Works From Being Performed In North Carolina Due To Law

Stephen-Scwartz-Pulls-Wicked-from-North-CarolinaStephen Schwartz, the composer and lyricist for Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more, has pulled his works from North Carolina because of its new discrimination law. He says, “In the 1970’s, I, along with many other writers and artists, participated in a similar action against apartheid in South Africa, and as you know, this eventually proved […]

What If No One In The World Cares About America Anymore?

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 07.33.55“One of the ways Hollywood argues for its own social significance is by suggesting that its products export an appealing vision of America and American ideals. If international audiences don’t find America and Americans to be appealing subjects anymore, that creates a strong economic incentive for Hollywood to make movies and television shows that are […]

Qatar Wants To Be An International Arts Destination. But…

53e4d7ad39d58207588147821b30a5c9_b21fc411f08aef874dc9f879e8f73aab2000x1333_quality99_o_1aekntpjd6um1u5h1u9qu3i2a8a“The country which has the highest per capita income in the world is treating its migrant labourers in conditions described by the Guardian newspaper as “modern-day slavery”. It is persecuting political dissenters and it put its greatest poet in prison and then only released him to avoid embarrassment when the attention of the international art […]