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02
Apr

The Pursuit of Art and Happiness

When most people think about about government funding, the arts are probably not the first thing to come to mind. Arts funding is often shunted aside in favor of other priorities, and …

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30
Mar

Did he say it? A curious Murrow quote

What are media-driven myths? W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong, calls them the “junk food of journalism”—tempting but dubious tidbits that distort the facts and perpetuate erroneous information through news …

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02
Feb

I’d Like to Thank My Agent

The Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, with “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” leading the pack at 9 nominations each. When the winners step up to the stage next month to …

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25
Jan

The Ed Sullivan Show, America’s Hour

People tuned into the Ed Sullivan show to watch Elvis and the Rolling Stones, Maria Callas and the Beatles, but also for his less famous acts—acrobats, plate spinners, prizefighters, a rubber mouse …

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15
Dec

Where Are We In This Picture?

When we watch a film, we experience it with eyes and ears, but also connect with it in a way that awakens our senses of touch, movement, and emotion, says Jennifer M. …

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06
Nov

Ed Sullivan’s America

This week, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a feature of Gerald Nachman’s Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan’s America. The Chronicle’s Regan McMahon interviewed Nachman in Oakland, where Nachman grew …

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