Day: October 21, 2020

Rethinking the City

Fareed Zakaria’s new book, “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World,” conveys a broad view of tomorrow’s possibilities within the context of both history and a rapidly changing present. Zakaria covers accelerated change, quality government, the market economy, expertise, artificial intelligence, tomorrow’s city, inequality, globalization, a US/China bipolar world, and idealists’ leadership. The argument that most …

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Keeping Their Distance

Fifty choreographers finish a festival, moonlight dancing live at the beach, filmed dance gets competitive, drive-in dance in a parking lot, plus encore streaming, dance classes, and more SoCal dance this week. This Week A firecracker finish For its fourth and final weekend, LA Dance Festival shifts from streaming one program for the entire weekend (the pattern …

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Dance for Democracy

The dance community has never been complacent. For years we have been raising money for causes ranging from AIDS, to hunger, to natural disasters. More recently dancers world wide have used their creativity and talent to raise consciousness about social issues, and to raise money for individual dance artists and companies affected by the coronavirus, all …

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Anya Taylor-Joy

Earlier this year I had been impressed by Anya Taylor-Joy’s spirited characterization of Jane Austin’s heroine Emma Woodhouse in the movie Emma, masterfully directed by photographer Autumn de Wilde. When we interviewed her, Anya said, “Emma was forceful, she was going to be exactly what she was going to be. She had found a very …

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These industries are leveraging the power of VR to deliver a better experience

When products like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hit the shelves four years ago, it seemed that virtual reality was at last hitting the mainstream. That’s not quite proved to be the case, at least from a gaming perspective. Even with the affordable VR functionality of today’s top smartphones, the phenomenon has not caught …

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