Seven Myths Of The Starving Artist


“The starving artist myth is a limiting belief that’s been passed on from generation to generation and it’s about time we put an end to it. Not only is it disempowering to artists trying to promote themselves and their work, it’s also a barrier for many talented teenagers and young adults who will not pursue a career in the arts from fear of not being able to support themselves and later on in life, their families.”

In Defense Of Instagramming Your Food

In Defense Of Instagramming Your Food

“It reflects a very human thing, a thing that has been part of culture, and for that matter of religion, for millennia: the desire to share our meals with other people. … To take a picture of a meal, and to share that picture with friends and family with the help of the World Wide Web – that may be an act of performance, but it’s also an act of invitation. It’s extending, basically, the number of people at one’s table.”

Jean-Louis Martinoty, 70, Author And Opera Director


While the works he staged ranged from Britten to Debussy to Wagner and Gounod (an infamous Faust), his most-admired productions were in the repertoire closest to his heart, that of the 17th and 18th centuries. His most celebrated stagings included a landmark Rameau Boréades at the Aix Festival and a much-traveled Marriage of Figaro. He also had a difficult tenure as general manager of the Paris Opera, presiding over the troubled opening of the new theatre at the Bastille. (in French; Google Translate version here)