Monthly Archives: December 2008

The New York Times I’ve always been intrigued by the whole “community living” idea. In theory, it sounds so idyllic – a throwback to a time when neighbors actually talked to each other and kids could roam around freely without … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Leon Botstein is a multi-talented individual who is the long-time President of Bard College and also an accomplished conductor. He runs an innovative festival each summer at Bard that explores broad themes in the music world through … Continue reading

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University of California Press Within weeks, two leading thinkers in very different parts of the cultural sector came out with major new writings that are variations on the same theme. As Marc notes, John Holden considers what a more “democratic … Continue reading

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Earlier this month, Demos, a U.K. think tank, issued another provocative essay by John Holden, the prolific author who regularly sticks his finger in hornet’s nests and pokes critically at the status quo. Holden elegantly describes the tension between “high … Continue reading

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LA Times Is the current economic crisis causing all of the pain arts nonprofits are feeling right now, or are other forces at work? The case of the well-respected Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles offers a forum in … Continue reading

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Over Thanksgiving, I went to The Frick Collection in New York and enjoyed the works of art with the help of a standard audio guide, the kind that has become commonplace in today’s museums. In Arizona earlier this year, I … Continue reading

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Star Tribune There was a lot of exciting election news this year. In all of the flurry, I wanted to be sure you didn’t miss this piece of interesting legislation that was approved by voters in Minnesota, where a collaborative … Continue reading

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Obama Transition Policy Some arts and culture leaders were elated when Barack Obama won the November 4th presidential election, in part because he was the first candidate in many years from either party to have an arts policy plank in … Continue reading

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