Category Archives: 06.01.18

Noise – Your Enemy? Or Your Friend?

In the twentieth century, natural quiet—or, rather, the absence of radios and car horns and the presence of honking geese and howling wolves—became central to the conservation movement and the creation of natural parks. One founder of the Wilderness Society suggested in 1932 that designated wild areas would “interest the folks in the inexpensive joys of […]

U.S. Public Radio And TV Are Raising More Money Overall, But Smaller Stations Are Falling Behind

“On the positive side, the overall trend is growth. Radio revenues are up 18 percent to $1.03 billion, according to Moustapha Abdul, CPB’s director of station analysis. TV revenues grew 10 percent to $1.27 billion. But a closer look reveals that revenues actually dipped 4 percent among 194 radio grantees with annual budgets of less […]

Inside New York’s Number-One Saxophone Repair Shop

“The shop — in the heart of the Diamond District, on West 47th Street — is crowded with used instruments and the whimsical sculptures that [Perry] Ritter creates during his downtime from spare saxophone parts. … His workbench is nestled in one of the densest commercial hives in the city, in a building largely occupied […]

Visitors To Big UK Museums Are Down

While visits fell across the five London museums by 4.4% there was an 11% surge at Asian museums. The report suggests this was fuelled by “an emerging middle class with rising levels of education, cultural awareness and disposable income,” and “exposure to global cultural trends through online and social media”.