France Gives Young People $350 for Culture. They buy comics.

PARIS — When the French government launched a smartphone app that gave every 18-year-old in the country €300 for cultural exchanges such as books and music, or tickets to exhibitions and performances, the impulse of most young people was not to buy Proust’s greatest works. or to line up and see Molière. Instead, the youth …

California Sues Activision Blizzard for Workplace Culture

A California state agency is suing Call of Duty producer Activision Blizzard over allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. After a two-year investigation, the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing said on Tuesday that Activision “supports the ‘frat boy’ workplace culture” in a lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The agency said …

Ballet Soloist’s ‘Swan Dive’ Is An Intimate Expression of Ballet Culture

The brave part was not writing the book. “Brave Thing” Georgina Pazcoguin “He will enter the rehearsal studio on August 3,” he said in an interview. Like many ballerinas these days (or so it seems), Pazcoguin wrote a memoir. His is not a coward. In “Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina,” this New …