Emma Thompson Returns to the London Stage in Sweeney Todd

Emma Thompson Returns to the London Stage in Sweeney Todd @E_N_O #ENOSweeney

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Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel, costars of Sweeney Todd.

Emmy-winning actress Emma Thompson will make her return to the London theatre after 25 years in a musical production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. You’ve probably heard of Thompson from her well-known films, including Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, and most recently Saving Mr. Banks. Sweeney Toddwas…

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Flickr Celebrates Young Artists in its Inaugural 20 Under 20

Flickr Celebrates Young #Artists in its Inaugural 20 Under 20

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Flickr announced the recipients of its inaugural 20 Under 20earlier this week, a celebration of the twenty most talented young photographers on the photo hosting site. Although Flickr might not be the first place people would go to find surreal, artistic images, the website is actually a treasure trove of stunning work from artists from around the world. 20 Under 20 celebrates the young talent…

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 Fine Art Meets Big Business at Sotheby’s

Fine #Art Meets Big Business at Sotheby’s

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A live auction of fine art at Sotheby’s.

It should come as no surprise that accessing fine art often comes at a price, and a pretty steep one we might add. There are very few museums that offer free admission on a regular basis, and paying for art, particularly rare pieces, can quite literally cost collectors millions.

It was the late pop artist Andy Warhol who once said, “Making money is art and…

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#TBT The Slow Death of the Handwritten Word

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Lately we’ve been writing a lot about the intersection of technology into the world of art, as well as its place in culture at large. Has technology made art easier to access, yet harder to experience in an authentic way? Has it brought people closer together, but eliminated more intimate forms of contact? Tom Hanks recently turned his love of typewriting into an appthat pays homage to the…

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Columbia Student Reclaims Her Body In New Performance Piece

Columbia Student Reclaims Her Body In New Performance Piece #MattressPerformance #CarryThatWeight

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Throughout the past few years, more and more instances of campus rape and assault have garnered media attention, placing huge amounts of public scrutiny on college administrators, campus policies, and the victims of these crimes. According to New York Magazine, Emma Sulkowicz is one of 23 students who are part of a federal Title IX complaint filed against Columbia University in April for…

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Interact with Art…in 3-D

Interact with #art…in 3-D @trickeye_museum @AliveMuseumSG

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3-D art museums allow visitors to interact with art in a new way. Image: via Trickeye Museum

Museums have always allowed visitors to interact with art—but a museum trend started in South Korea is taking that interaction to a whole new level.

3-D museums, where optical illusions allow visitors to literally interact with and participate in the art, are becoming popular in Asia, particularly in…

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Tom Hanks Releases Hanx Writer, a New Typewriter App

Tom Hanks Releases Hanx Writer, a New Typewriter App @tomhanks @hanxwriter

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Many people know (and adore) Tom Hanks for his Oscar-winning performances and iconic movie roles such as Forrest Gump, Chuck Noland, and Captain Miller, to name a few. Fewer know that the acclaimed actor is a huge fan of typewriters, and has been collecting them for decades. Reportedly, his collection contains more than 200 classic manual typewriters.


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Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black Honored at Creative Arts Emmys

Uzo Aduba, #OITNB Honored at #CreativeArtsEmmys @OITNB @UzoAduba

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Orange is the New Black cast mates Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, and Natasha Lyonne at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys.

Though the Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t until next week, Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmys was an inspiring event that celebrated many artists and masters of the small screen. Indiewire’s Liz Shannon Miller explains, “The Creative Arts Emmys are an opportunity for some of television’s…

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Now On View: Mystics at the Seattle Art Museum

Now On View: Mystics and Modernism at the Seattle #Art Museum @iheartSAM

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The Seattle Art Museum, located in beautiful and bustling downtown Seattle, always hosts a diverse array of local and international works from acclaimed multidisciplinary artists. This summer, one of the museum’s most anticipated exhibitions is one that pays homage to the Pacific Northwest, and features the work of four American modernists.

“Modernism in the Pacific…

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Oh Hell No! Merges LGBT Activism and the Arts

Oh Hell No! Merges #LGBT Activism and the #Arts

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Legendary activist and author David Mixner. Image: via Broadwayworld.com

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) themes have long been incorporated in major Broadway musicals. From Rent to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, LGBT characters have been represented in ways that range from subtle to downright celebratory, a fact that has made Broadway (and theater in general) a historically ideal space…

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