Misty Copeland on ‘The Serenade’, Democracy and the Art of Movement

[ad_1] serenade A Balanchine Story by Toni Bentley Toni Bentley’s sixth book, Serenade, is a tribute not only to Georgian-American choreographer George Balanchine’s timeless, title-winning ballet, but also to the art form. Dancing for ten years under Balanchine with the New York City Ballet in the 1970s and ’80s, Bentley tells a history as vivid …

Russia Blocks UN Movement to Consider Climate a Security Threat

[ad_1] Russia on Monday blocked a draft resolution by the United Nations Security Council that had been negotiated for months for the first time, which would describe climate change as a threat to peace. The widely supported resolution would significantly expand the criteria the most powerful UN agency used to justify it. To intervene in …

Poet Who Raised a Men’s Movement Robert Bly dies at 94

[ad_1] He said the “mythopoetic male movement” was not intended to turn men against women. However, many women described it as a humiliation, a staunch response to the feminist movement. Cartoonists and talk show hosts mocked him, refusing to be pampered by middle-class baby boomers to hug a tree. Bly, a stray white-haired guru strumming …

Ed Bullins, Leading Playwright of the Black Arts Movement, Dies at 86

[ad_1] Ed Bullins, one of the most important Black playwrights of the 20th century and one of the leading voices in the Black Art Movement of the 1960s and 70s, died Saturday at his home in Roxbury, Mass. He was 86 years old. His wife, Marva Sparks, said the cause was complications from dementia. During …

The leader of the Apple activism movement said he was fired.

[ad_1] The leader of an activist movement within Apple said he was fired by the company on Thursday. Janneke Parrish, program manager of Austin, Texas-based Apple Maps and one of the two leaders of a group calling itself AppleToo, had been suspended for several days while Apple investigated its activities. On Thursday, he said an …

Pattern and Decoration: A Movement That Still Has Legs

[ad_1] ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY — What is art history made of? Anything within a certain period, location or style? Or is it the best ever? These questions create an endless contrast between inclusivity and quality. They arise – and sometimes openly conflict – “With Taste: Pattern and Decoration in American Art, 1972-85” A rich, though imperfect, …

Shot Putter’s Movement Renews Debate Over Tokyo Catwalk Protests

[ad_1] The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee has a different set of rules and said it will no longer punish athletes who exercise their right to free speech as long as they don’t express hate. Saunders could face a variety of penalties, from reprimands to the removal of medals and being banned from future …