Post image for Net Neutrality Is Crucial for Artists and Arts Organizations

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed its public comment period on the issue of net neutrality earlier this week, the agency counted more than 3 million comments, the greatest volume of such input in its history.

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Theaters

Machismo Ain’t Just for Boys Anymore

by Daniel Larkin on September 17, 2014

Eisa Jocson's Macho Dancer as part of PICA's TBA2014

PORTLAND, Oregon — “Macho doesn’t prove mucho,” socialite and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor once punned.

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Post image for Abu Dhabi Announces Luxury Condo Development Adjacent to Guggenheim Outpost

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has unveiled the first residential project on Saadiyat Island, the “cultural district” home to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi.

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Pierogi Gallery's 20th annual Brooklyn Gravity Racers event

Pierogi is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn art gallery, and one of its longest-running traditions turns 20 this week: Brooklyn Gravity Racers.

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Poetry

Three Poems by Uche Nduka

by Joe Pan on September 17, 2014

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected three poems by Uche Nduka for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Post image for Appropriators Beware: The Author Is Not Quite Dead

I’ve been called a lot of things (including, “lawyer”), but one thing I can be proud of is never having been called a liar.

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Post image for Seven Artists, Writers, and Musicians Among 2014 MacArthur Fellows

Of this year’s 21 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, better known as the ‘genius grant,’ seven come from the arts.

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Books

The Sacrificial Glory of the Soviet Space Dogs

by Allison Meier on September 17, 2014

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As companions in our centuries of wandering and settling, dogs have given their loyalty blindly, in both good and bad, as sacrifices to animal testing, as scouts to survivors on battlefields, as guardians to sleep by the door at night.

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Post image for Two Weeks Into Performance, Columbia Student Discusses the Weight of Her Mattress

Last Friday afternoon, nearly 100 students rallied at Columbia University to protest the school’s policy on sexual assault. They held signs, wore red tape over their mouths, and brought mattresses — almost a dozen, some of which had messages written on them in red tape.

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Post image for Meeting the Artists Along the US–Mexico Border

For the past six years, German photographer Stefan Falke has been traveling the 2,000-mile-long border between the US and Mexico, meeting local artists and taking their pictures.

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