Bobbi Jene Smith of Batsheva spends the entire length of Naharin's Last Work trotting away on a treadmill upstage. Here she tells Jen Peters how she manages to do it.
The "genderless" young hipster types in Tokyo and Osaka who've been getting press coverage lately are by no means a new phenomenon there. Anthropologist Jennifer Robertson, who has spent much of her life in Japan, gives the history, from cross-dressing eighth-century women to bisexual aristocrats in classical literature to foppish 19th-century "high-collar" men to the very popular Takarazuka Revue, considered avant-garde when it opened in 1914.
So much for art - even older art as financial investment. Dmitry Rybolovlev paid €54 million (then $85 million) for Gauguin's Te Fare (La Maison) in 2008; this week the painting sold for £20.3 million ($25 million) at Christies.
"This wouldn't have happened if they had country and western night." -- Richard Wortham, White Sox pitcher
Hadley Meares tells the story of how Disco Demolition Night at Chicago's Comiskey Park got a little bit out of hand.
Gee, it seemed like most of us loved her speech because it transcended politics. But one sentence - one word, really - gave the right-wing internet the target it wanted. Spencer Kornhaber reads the attacks so we don't have to.
The Skelton Hooper School of Dance in Hull has produced several generations of leading dancers - not least Kevin O'Hare, now director of the Royal Ballet, who's taking the company to the city for the first time in 30 years.
"France is losing the core of its historic provincial towns — dense hubs of urbanity deep in the countryside where judges judged, Balzac set his novels, prefects issued edicts and citizens shopped for 50 cheeses."
In many ways, his resignation may be the most high-profile symptom of a paradoxical new age in which major museums are struggling with success.
The current model — big-name writers sharing wealth with unknown counterparts who enjoy the prospect of MFA employment — is a more cooperative arrangement that, while not ideal, has a better chance of ushering into existence quality literature by writers who have a shot at being able to change our lives with words.