Sunday, June 20

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‘Liminality’ Is Theater of the Mind That Explores the In-Between
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‘Liminality’ Is Theater of the Mind That Explores the In-Between

So let’s simply say it’s a theater of the thoughts. The 70-minute manufacturing is break up into completely different segments, a few of that are immersive soundscapes and audio performances, and others which can be extra guided meditations. These are interrupted by three quick movies that the viewers watches through the VR headsets.Stately gongs and dreamy swells of sound announce an introspective efficiency tailor-made by every viewers member’s creativeness. A narrator talks you thru a guided visualization the place you’re meant to discover a discipline, bushes and your individual childhood self earlier than floating off into ethereal realms. Warning: Your mileage could differ. Whether or not the train grants you enlightenment or a brief nap relies upon by yourself psychological effic...
A Towering Figure in South Korean Art Plans His Legacy
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A Towering Figure in South Korean Art Plans His Legacy

SEOUL — In 1951, because the Korean Conflict dragged on, a younger artist named Park Jae-Hong headed towards Seoul. The battle had reduce brief his first yr at artwork faculty, and he had been compelled into service, first by the North, then by the South, stationed in coastal Masan. He had survived plane assaults, meager rations, bitter chilly — and had managed to get discharged. Again within the capital, making an attempt to boost tuition cash, Park requested troopers from the USA if he might do their portraits. He traded their {dollars} for gained — Korea’s foreign money — and purchased artwork provides and congee made with leftovers from navy bases. “One cup of that and a glass of soju, and I'd be very glad,” he recalled, by a translator, throughout a latest afternoon go to.A pink sc...
Officials Remove Tile Viewed as Offensive from Detroit Museum-Sponsored Mural
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Officials Remove Tile Viewed as Offensive from Detroit Museum-Sponsored Mural

Officers of a Detroit suburb the place a brand new mural has been referred to as too “pro-police” have eliminated an accompanying tile that depicted a cranium brand that critics view as a rebuke to the racial justice motion.The tile featured the cranium imagery related to a violent vigilante character in Marvel Comics referred to as the Punisher, and an outline of the “Skinny Blue Line” flag, a mixture that some cops say is a present of solidarity for legislation enforcement however has additionally turn into related to far-right extremism.“We made the choice to take away it,” stated Michael C. Taylor, the mayor of Sterling Heights, who added that his metropolis would substitute the tile however had no plans to scrap the remainder of the mural. “We don’t need that one piece to distract ...
New Dinosaur Species Is Australia’s Largest, Researchers Say
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New Dinosaur Species Is Australia’s Largest, Researchers Say

Robyn and Stuart Mackenzie, driving motorbikes someday in 2006 on their huge sheep and cattle farm within the Australian outback, noticed a pile of what appeared like giant black rocks.On shut inspection, they gave the impression to be dinosaur bones. An excellent nearer inspection, with the assistance of paleontologists who have been a part of a brand new examine, discovered that they belonged to a brand new species of dinosaur that's the largest ever present in Australia and one of many largest on the planet.Researchers in Eromanga, Queensland, the place the Mackenzies dwell, stated on Monday that they'd recognized the brand new species, calling it Australotitan cooperensis. Nicknamed Cooper after a creek close to the fossil web site, it was a long-necked, plant-eating titanosaur esti...
Greenwood Rising Links Tulsa’s Tragic History to Today’s Struggles
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Greenwood Rising Links Tulsa’s Tragic History to Today’s Struggles

TULSA, Okla. — How do you finest memorialize epochal heroes and happenings? You elevate a statue, put up a plaque, proper? However historical past isn’t containable in objects. It’s a gradual, leaky, dirty-bomb explosion. An occasion just like the George Floyd homicide might seem like a sudden flame that’s lit a fuse, however the truth is that fuse has been uncoiling, and flaring, and smoldering for generations, and can proceed to.A few of our most fascinating new historic monuments appear designed with this dynamic in thoughts. They take the type of museums: walk-in, multimedia, context-rich areas. Current examples embrace the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, which debuted in 2017, and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Ala., which opene...