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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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Inside This Season’s Most Controversial Book – The Woody Allen Memoir

I spoke to several industry professionals; almost all were reluctant to play Monday morning quarterback without the promise of anonymity—if you’re making a book deal in secret, perhaps it’s worth interrogating why. – The New Republic ...

Why AI Can’t Predict The Value Of Art

To bring real value, any A.I. application needs loads of quality data—which is doubly problematic in our small and notoriously opaque industry (dealers l-o-v-e to hoard sales info). Without greater transparency, A.I. can do only so much. – Artn...

How Dance Helps Me Think And Thinking Helps Me Dance

For most of my career, dancing and academic research were two separate but equally weighted spheres. However, over the years, I have become more and more aware that many people viewed dance as a less valuable way of thinking and working. Dance, in ...

How Podcasting Is Changing

The podcasting business is changing at the speed of sound. There’s a pivot toward profit. And while that’s great in the short run for public podcasting, it also attracts new players and an aggressive new business model. Public podcasts that oft...

Chiura Obata’s Career Was Interrupted By Internment During WWII. Now A Retrospective Of His Work Has Been Stilled By The Virus

“Suddenly he was in a drab, dehumanizing place, first a stable in California, then the barracks of Topaz, Utah, where he spent most of his time in internment. It was bleak, hot, arid and dusty, and he missed green things, trees and gardens. He mo...