Here are a few posts from the last two weeks of the Greenpage that might be worth your time...
The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur - The Atlantic: Pronounce the word artist, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an artist,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our favorite singer or photographer, meaning someone who appears to dwell upon a higher plane. Vision, inspiration, mysterious gifts as from above: such are some of the associations that continue to adorn the word.
Variety: The parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed a year ago on the “Midnight Rider” set, have launched a new effort to push for safety on sets.
Richard and Elizabeth Jones unveiled a new public service announcement Monday at the Sundance Film Festival and spoke at a panel on film set safety.gawker.com: "I feel very strongly about that: an alternative to the idea of women being a certain way." Janet Weiss, the drummer for Sleater-Kinney, was sitting on a leather green swivel chair three feet in front of me as she responded to a question from Broad City's Ilana Glazer about feminism. "The quiet, demure, soft-spoken sort of stereotype. The three of us get on stage and we really try to break that down and give people who feel differently than that a place to go and a place to express themselves."
The Mary Sue: Last week women’s college Mount Holyoke was the subject of intense scrutiny over a campus theater group’s decision to effectively “retire” the Vagina Monologues in favor of creating an original and more inclusive play in a similar style. An email from a Project Theatre representative to the rest of the student body addressed concerns over the landmark text’s portrayal of race, gender, and class, explaining that the play offers a problematic and “extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman.” So what does Eve Ensler think?
The Well-Tempered Ear: Today is a federal holiday in the US: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
And The Ear has just one question: Why hasn’t anyone yet composed an opera about MLK?