Sunday, January 18, 2015

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

How Artists Can Fight Back Against Cities That Are Taking Advantage of Them by Jen Graves

The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper: If aliens from outer space landed in Belltown right now, they would probably see the huge banner on the high-rise that says "ARTHOUSE" and expect the building to be a house of art. Silly aliens. Arthouse is one of downtown Seattle's new luxury apartment towers. Arthouse calls itself "Your canvas for a creative lifestyle," "A Palette of Everything Plus," and "A Masterpiece of Form and Function" where "murals by local artists mirror the soul of the neighborhood."

Can artists Procreate Without Going Bankrupt?

Jennifer Rivera: I'm a member of two different Facebook groups that have frequent postings; one of them is a group for moms, many of whom also happen to be artists. The other one is a forum for classical singers, a few of whom happen to be parents. There isn't a lot of crossover topics between the two groups -- but this week, unrelated to one another, I read a post on my classical singer group asking whether people who had kids felt that it affected their careers as singers, and another post on my mom's page asking whether any artists that were also parents were managing to keep their artistic careers going while still staying afloat financially.

10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Intellectual Property Law How well do you understand copyright and trademark law? When you travel about the Internet or make art, do you know what you are and aren't allowed to do, or do you have intellectual property myths stuck in your brain. We take a few claims we've seen time and again, and compare them to the law.

With Steubenville case as basis, CMU play aims to examine 'rape culture'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: During her first trip to the United States, New Zealander Eleanor Bishop read an article about the 2012 rape case involving high school students in Steubenville, Ohio.

She was “horrified and moved and fascinated,” and it wasn’t long before she was channeling her feelings toward a theatrical work.

“I was filled with a kind of curious, furious anger about it — I wanted to find out what had happened and why,” said Ms. Bishop, 28, a self-described “feminist artist who creates documentary theater.”

How "Shahs Of Sunset" Is Changing Hollywood

Fast Company | Business + Innovation: One morning in September, the 16 editors working on the reality show Shahs of Sunset picked up their belongings and left their office in downtown Los Angeles. They were going on strike.

Hollywood remains a stronghold of private sector unions but for much of its short history, reality television has been an exception. Initially, many reality show crew members were young and came from the documentary world, said Vanessa Holtgrewe of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

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