Robert Devine

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What to expect from Wes Anderson’s debut art show

Wes Anderson’s distinct aesthetic has inspired wanderlust worthy Instagrams, art exhibitions, and the intricate handcrafted sets for his latest film <i>Isle of Dogs</i> that attracted thousands of film fans to The Strand back in March. In short, he’s no stranger to the art world, so it’s about time he made …

Museums

World Cup 2018: The Moral Clarity of Pussy Riot’s Protest

On Sunday, in the fifty-second minute of the final game of the World Cup, four women dressed in Russian-police uniforms charged the field, briefly disrupting the match. They were members of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot.<p>Pussy Riot is often misidentified as a punk group, which is, in …

Social Media

Narcissism in Mothers – The Reality of the Classic Villainess | The Exhausted Woman

Ever wonder what makes Cinderella’s stepmother, Snow White’s stepmother, and Rapunzel’s adopted mother so evil? These classic fairytale characters …

Parenting

Our homes don’t need formal spaces

The entertaining rooms meant to make us social actually foster isolation<p>For a recent study, UCLA-affiliated researchers in fields ranging from anthropology to sociology used cameras to record in great detail how 32 dual-income families living in the Los Angeles area used their homes. Their findings …

Real Estate

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apes**t' video inspires new Louvre tour

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's latest video has been described as a brilliant reinterpretation of Western paintings and sculptures celebrating African-American …

Art

Emma Cline's ex-boyfriend's copyright claim dismissed

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by author Emma Cline’s ex-boyfriend alleging that Cline’s bestselling debut novel, The Girls, stole from his own writings and infringed his copyright.<p>Cline’s former partner Chaz Reetz-Laiolo’s suit, filed last November, claimed that she used spyware …

Books

Duchamp's famous urinal sculpture was actually created by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

The story is that Marcel Duchamp invented modern art in 1917 when he signed the name "R. Mutt" to a porcelain urinal and submitted it to the …

Art

New smartphone app lets museum visitors point at art, then see artists discuss the work

The Hirshhorn Eye (nicknamed "hi") is a new smartphone application that lets visitors to Smithsonian's Hishhorn Museum of Art point their phones at …

Art

Ed Sheeran Hit With $100 Million Suit by 'Let's Get It On' Copyright Holder

Ed Sheeran has been sued for $100 million over alleged similarities between his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud” and Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic “Let’s …

Music

Can We Separate "The Art" from the "Artist"?

In wake of the growing #Me Too and Time’s Up movements, a number of entertainment figures have faced severe professional consequences—most notably, …

'The evil was profound': Fanny Burney letter describes mastectomy in 1812

Fanny Burney’s graphic account of her mastectomy without anaesthetic in 1811, in which the novelist writes to her sister how she “began a scream that lasted unintermittingly during the whole time of the incision – & I almost marvel that it rings not in my Ears still! so excruciating was the agony” …

Literature

The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum

They were wired up with eye-tracking glasses and biometric sensors. The former would capture where they were looking. The latter would measure how …

The long Cocky-gate nightmare is over

I’ve been wanting to write about Cocky-gate for some time now but the story – a row between self-published authors that degenerated into ridiculousness – seems finally over and perhaps we can all get some perspective. The whole thing started in May when a self-published romance author, Faleena …

He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

<b>(CNN) —</b> On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn't expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical …

Glyphosate

The Father Of “Getting Things Done”: You’re Getting Me All Wrong

Productivity guru David Allen on Zen, doing nothing, and why some people need to “stop focusing on their goals and actually get shit done.”<p>It’s 10:47 a.m., and David Allen, the man behind the world’s most popular productivity system and eponymous bestselling book, is sitting across from me at a …

Productivity

The Opposite Of “Kill Your Darlings”

I like when a topic ping-pongs its way around Twitter. Particularly in the department of writing advice — because it nearly always zips about, this …

A Saatchi for millennials? Damien Hirst commissions 21 works by emerging artists for new exhibition

Damien Hirst, the artist who once represented the avant-garde in Britain, is turning his attention to the next wave of talent, commissioning new …

Spotify Doesn’t Want to Play ‘Judge and Jury,’ Reverses ‘Hateful’ Content Policy

Music streaming service Spotify has made an about-face and will no longer punish artists who created “harmful or hateful” content due to pressure …

Airport art is taking off around the world

More airports are offering art installations to help travelers de-stress.<p>If you've ever walked through Mineta San Jose International Airport, you may …

The 90s: The Decade That Doesn’t Fit?

In <i>A Hard Day’s Night</i>, the exceptional madcap 1964 film 1964 starring <b>The Beatles</b>, a reporter asks <b>Ringo Starr</b>, “Are you a mod or a rocker?” She’s …

Elaine Markson, Literary Agent for Feminist Authors, Dies at 87

Elaine Markson, who was among the first women to own a literary agency and to further the careers of fledgling feminist authors, died on May 21 at her home in Manhattan. She was 87.<p>Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Johanna Markson.<p>Beginning in the 1970s, Ms. Markson transformed an eclectic …

Artist Portrays Disney Princesses as Successful Business Women With Powerful Backstories

Artist Matt Burt is the mastermind behind these artistic interpretations created to inspire kids to find a career they love that makes a difference.<p>Even before the days of little ones excitedly scream-crying over the sight of Elsa, kids grew up worshipping fictional characters they read about in …

Curtis Sittenfeld on Early Drafts, Routines, And Her Career Journey

Author Curtis Sittenfeld: “My Writing Identity Is Different From Who I Am in the Rest of My Life”<p><i>Filed in: Woman of the Week</i><p><i>Few contemporary</i> …

When Robert Rauschenberg Asked Willem De Kooning for One of His Paintings … So That He Could Erase It

How to make a name for oneself in the art world? Every up-and-coming artist has to face that intimidating question in one way or another, but Robert …

Was Nicki Minaj’s SNL Performance Cultural Appropriation? 

When Nicki Minaj took the stage to perform her hit song “Chun-Li” on the most recent episode of <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> “callout Twitter” rumbled with …

J.K. Rowling Sketches And Plot Outlines For Harry Potter

They might be giants: Authors Of new Childrens Books From Left To Right Jenny Nimmo, Joanne Rowling (J.K. Rowling) And Charlotte Voake -18 Nov 1997 …

The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.<p>In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide …

13 Fascinating Items From the History of Magic at the Conjuring Arts Library

Tucked away in the middle of a drab street in Midtown Manhattan, the Conjuring Arts Research Center holds more than 15,000 books, magazines, and …

YouTube Star Makes White-Feminist Version of ‘This Is America’

Canadian YouTube star Nicole Arbour is being slammed for “whitewashing” Donald Glover’s This is America, a video that tackles prejudice, police …

Apple Music and Pandora have pulled R. Kelly’s music from curated playlists

Along with Spotify, they will no longer include some artists in curated playlists<p>On Thursday, Spotify announced that it would begin to refrain from promoting artists it deemed performing “hate content” or “demonstrate hateful conduct personally” on its company-curated playlists. This includes …

R. Kelly