Archive | March, 2016
Q-Tip performing.

Kennedy Center Gets its First Hip-Hop Director

For the first time in its long history, the Kennedy Center will focus on hip-hop music and culture for the 2016-2017 season. The organization has appointed rapper and producer Q-Tip to curate the selection, a year-long festival of performances and the arts. This is Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter’s first season of programming. The year […]

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A piece of Vantablack sits on a sheet of aluminum foil.

Artists Want Vantablack, Too

The artistic community is outraged over a color that’s actually a new material. A new product called Vantablack is considered the blackest black in the world, absorbing a whopping 99.96% of light. To look at the stuff is to think you’re looking at a small hole in the universe. The special pigment was designed by […]

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A rusty TV with white noise and the word

China Creates New Censorship Laws for Online Television

It’s probably a bad day to try to enjoy shows from China’s booming online television industry. The nation’s government has issued new regulations for its online television that prohibit certain content themes, like gay relationships, underage romances, extramarital affairs, smoking, witchcraft, or reincarnation. These regulations have already been in place for China’s regular television for […]

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Monika Grutters.

Germany Will Continue to Research Gurlitt’s Collection

Germany has announced that it will fund another year of research and hire additional employees to continue establishing the provenance of art collected by Cornelius Gurlitt, who had an enormous group of artworks that were collected by his father, an art dealer for the Nazi regime. Monika Grütters, Germany’s culture minister, said that she believes […]

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