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ArtsJournal was founded September 13, 1999 in the heady days of the dotcom boom. The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features link to stories culled from around the internet, including blogs and more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture. Stories from sites that charge for access have generally been excluded. In 2003 ArtsJournal added blogs and the site now features more than 60 prominent writers on culture. Arts Journal’s editor is Douglas McLennan, formerly an arts columnist and arts reporter with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Weekly. Doug writes the diacritical blog on ArtsJournal and for a number of publications. He also teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC and is a much-in-demand speaker on issues of arts, culture, journalism and how the digital revolution is changing culture.ArtsJournale was the recipient of the Deems Taylor Award in 2002. They were also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for crticism in 2013.

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France’s Culture Minister Replaced In Cabinet Reshuffle

“Although her appointment in May 2017 by Emmanuel Macron had been welcomed enthusiastically, the fact that she was replaced came as no surprise. [Françoise] Nyssen — whose publishing house, Actes Sud, is one of France’s most successful — ha...

Rio De Janeiro’s Ballet Company Is Back On Stage After A Dark, Dark Year

Brazil’s economic crisis ravaged Rio’s Teatro Municipal, home to the city’s ballet and opera; many of the dancers were reduced to accepting food donations. This past June, the ballet performed for the first time in a year, and here’s a repor...

What’s Working On Netflix? Romantic Comedies

Eighty million subscribers watched Netflix romcoms this summer. Netflix released a series original movies as part of its “Summer of Love” over the past few months, including “Set It Up,” “The Kissing Booth,” “Like Father,” “Sierra ...

The Price Of Aesthetics

Rather than lament the pervasive influence of money on contemporary art, “The Price of Everything” examines the relationship between commerce and aesthetics from different angles. “You can’t have a golden age without gold,” someone says, a...

Paul Allen, Art Collector

While best known as a pioneer in the technology industry since the mid-1970s, Allen developed a reputation as a ferocious art collector, building a highly regarded collection that was notoriously guarded—for many years, he demanded that his employ...