Too often, arts advocates speak of the arts as if all that humans create is virtuous; the events of this past month offer a sobering reminder to the contrary.
NEA and NEH on the Chopping Block? (and other January stories)
Government vs. artists at home and abroad, plus new developments in the arts’ black market, peak TV and the Lucas Museum.
Obama Beefs Up Overtime Pay (And Other May Stories)
All eyes are on how the new rule may affect workplace culture and personal wellbeing.
Netflix Is Taking Over (and Other January Stories)
Not satisfied with killing Blockbuster, the streamer is now setting its sights on Hollywood and the world.
Late spring public arts funding update
FEDERAL Jane Chu is inching towards nomination as the next NEA Chair, as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to approve her candidacy with “no controversy.” Over the past few years, Republicans appear to be content to let the NEA languish in level-funding purgatory rather than continue to whip up theRead More
Around the horn: campaign finance edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT A federal judge recently ruled that Pandora must continue to pay ASCAP, which represents song writers and publishers, a 1.85% composition royalty. It was a (not entirely clean) victory for Pandora, which was arguing against a rise to 3%. The Future of Music Coalition has a good primer on the issue.Read More