Here are this week’s newly added blogs….enjoy!
I first came to know Arlene Goldbard’s work through her two-part series proposing “A New New Deal” from earlier this year, published by Community Arts Network. She has a blog at her own website that deals with “culture, politics, and spirituality.” Goldbard has been writing on these topics for a long time, as evidenced by the extensive archives of that blog.
We have Andy Horwitz to thank for Culturebot, a fascinating mishmash of theater, cultural policy, and Spanish-language content that claims to be “NYC’s first multidisciplinary, contemporary arts + culture blog.” I follow for Andy’s occasional but extremely lengthy diatribes tackling big ideas and big solutions.
Former Time Out Chicago music writer Marc Geelhoed is a smart guy, and his blog reminds you of this fact continually through its subtle, thoughtful prose and tasteful design. What is not so smart is that, at least upon first glance, there does not appear to be a way to subscribe to it via RSS feed; as a result, my encounters with Deceptively Simple are far less frequent than it deserves. If you’re a read-it-in-the-browser sort, though, and you enjoy fine insights on music, politics, and related issues, this one may be for you.
Economic Turmoil and Change
This is the newish blog of Grantmakers in the Arts, the leading national affinity group for arts funders. ET&C culls thoughts on cultural policy and the recession from around the web and aggregates them in one place. Maintained by GIA Deputy Director Tommer Peterson, the site offers only minimal commentary, but what’s there is interesting.