Romance isn't pretending not to be about politics. "Romance is political because all art is political, but also specifically because of what it is and who makes it. As the genre grapples with its place in the resistance, it confronts the structures of privilege and exclusion that have shaped the genre for decades. It is a reflection of America, after all, in more ways than one."
"A recent government report says that Britain should stop building new museums and focus on the ones it already has. But with limited public funding available, how far can existing museums diversify and grow?" An official with Britain's Museums Association agrees with the report, while former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has a different idea.
"The man behind these moves is Roberto Campanella. A former National Ballet of Canada soloist and current artistic director of the contemporary ballet troupe ProArteDanza, he's no stranger to film sets. For the last 13 years, he's contributed movement coordination and choreography to a variety of projects, such as the Silent Hill horror movie franchise, Hallmark's A Nutcracker Christmas (with Sascha Radetsky) and [Shape of Water director Guillermo] del Toro's vampire show on FX, The Strain. We spoke with Campanella about his latest collaboration."
From the status of Pocahontas and Squanto as quasi-mythical figures in the nation's founding, through the use of Sitting Bull as an attraction in Buffalo Bill's show, to the use of generic Indian figures as branding symbols for everything from cigarettes to baking powder to sports teams, Carolina Miranda looks at a "wildly complicated" history.
"For the 34 years Medieval Times has been in business, [its] monarch has been a man. But the show, which draws an estimated 2.5 million customers each year, is replacing all of its kings with queens. And its peculiar brand of dinner theater - a sort of G-rated Game of Thrones - is taking on an unlikely resonance amid the national jousting over gender equality provoked by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements."
"City officials [in Berea, Kentucky] count 40 galleries in total, and three new restaurants and a gallery-cafe have opened in the past two years - not a bad showing of entrepreneurship in a city of fewer than 20,000 people. ... But it wasn't always like this." Ivy Brashear reports on how it got to be like this.
Like other novelties of the post-hipster age, the source of the value is not just the finished work, but also the tedious and rarefied conditions of its production. The spectacle of painters hanging from a wall is as much Colossal’s product as the murals themselves. Colossal offers time-lapse footage and photos for clients to share on social channels.