Arts and Humanities
Aretha Brings It All Home
As a student fascinated with recording technology, I had the privilege of interviewing for a job at Columbia Records when I was in my mid-twenties. I was first asked a […]
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The Arts: Soul Food
Efforts to defund the National Endowment of the Arts are a quadrennial budget issue here at home. And in many countries, artists, like journalists, are censored, jailed, or even assassinated. […]
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Brave New World of Publishng
I grew up amid two publishing families. Roger Straus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Alfred and Blanche Knopf. They were both family cousins and close friends of my paternal grandparents. […]
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Puccini in Middlebury
From as early as I can remember, I’ve been an opera buff. I remember sitting in the orchestra section at the Old Metropolitan Opera House on 39th and Broadway and […]
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Arts and Media
Many of society’s future creative endeavors will have no physical medium, raising questions about how those among us who choose some artform as a vocation will make a living. Let’s […]
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Open Letter to the Board of the Vermont Arts Council
February 21, 2009 An Open Letter to the Trustees of the Vermont Arts Council Dear Trustees, I am writing this as an open letter as I was unable to attend […]
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Use It or Lose It
One casualty of the endless roll-up of entertainment, media and consumer electronic companies into ever larger “media conglomerates” is culture itself. An article in the New York Times two years […]
Arts and Humanities
*A Strategy for Managing Content amidst Myriad Emerging Network and Consumer Technology Options for Distribution
I. A Strategy for Preserving Content Value and Maximizing Distribution Opportunities (A white paper) “Given the amorphous nature of inflection points, how do you know the right moment to take […]