Cultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis Commentary and discussion inspired by movies, television, dance, music, and more, from The New Yorker.http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment© Condé Nast 2020enSat, 25 Apr 2020 01:44:09 +0000Cultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/careful-how-you-hate-on-philadelphia5e9f0cccac4b8100087487d7Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:29:49 +0000Robert Sullivan writes about why the city should not be a punching bag for failing to social-distance in the 1918 pandemic, and what its public-health issues can tell us about how racial and economic disparities are affecting health outcomes during the current coronavirus pandemic. Culture / Cultural CommentNews / CoronavirusCoronavirus, Public Health, Philadelphia, Race, Pandemics, InfluenzaRobert SullivanWed, 22 Apr 2020 21:56:34 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-we-miss-without-museums5e99af0493de770008b05836Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:05:47 +0000Rachel Cohen reflects on the differences between looking at photographs of art works and encountering the works themselves in person, while sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.Culture / Cultural CommentArt, Museums, Murals, Paintings, Metropolitan Museum, Art Institute of ChicagoRachel CohenTue, 21 Apr 2020 19:05:45 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/tuning-in-to-instagram-djs5e95fec28bb7dd0009c3797eFri, 17 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000Hua Hsu writes about the pleasures of d.j.ing and tuning into the sets of d.j.s on Instagram Live during the coronavirus pandemic. Culture / Cultural CommentNews / CoronavirusD.J.s, Instagram, Coronavirus, Music, Culture at Home During the CoronavirusHua HsuFri, 17 Apr 2020 18:39:11 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/grieving-with-brahms5e95cd723f9a4700084a4dcdThu, 16 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0000Alex Ross, grieving the recent loss of his mother, writes about the enormous sadness that glows in the work of Johannes Brahms, whom he calls “the great poet of the ambiguous, in-between, nameless emotions.”Culture / Cultural CommentGrief, Mothers, Johannes Brahms, Classical MusicAlex RossThu, 16 Apr 2020 00:00:11 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/artistic-strategies-for-co-working-in-tight-quarters5e8b6853b1814300082a9285Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0000Mason Currey writes about artist couples who have balanced cohabitation with the need for creative solitude, including Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and how their practices apply in the age of social distancing and isolation.Culture / Cultural CommentNews / CoronavirusArtists, Creativity, Sharing, Quarantine, Coronavirus, Culture at Home During the CoronavirusMason CurreyWed, 15 Apr 2020 13:58:21 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/reading-derek-jarman-is-strangely-consoling5e8cc6a4b1814300082a928eMon, 13 Apr 2020 20:50:43 +0000Rebecca Mead writes about the resonant experience of reading during the coronavirus pandemic the British filmmaker Derek Jarman’s “Modern Nature,” a journal about Jarman’s life at Prospect Cottage, in Kent, England.Culture / Cultural CommentArtists, Books, Gardening, Filmmakers, EnglandRebecca MeadWed, 15 Apr 2020 18:13:10 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-american-exception-in-the-coronavirus-crisis5e90834c95059b0009490b4cFri, 10 Apr 2020 21:52:22 +0000Zadie Smith writes about the American response, led by Donald Trump, to the coronavirus crisis, and how that response mirrors American society.Culture / Cultural CommentNews / CoronavirusCoronavirus, Donald Trump, United States, America, InequalityZadie SmithFri, 10 Apr 2020 21:52:04 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/from-japan-a-mascot-for-the-pandemic5e8b613fa4c643000873b10aThu, 09 Apr 2020 19:05:00 +0000Matt Alt writes about the reëmergence of Amabié, a mermaid-like figure from nineteenth-century Japan that is said to ward off pandemics.Culture / Cultural CommentNews / CoronavirusJapan, Coronavirus, Pandemics, MascotsMatt AltSat, 11 Apr 2020 01:52:12 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-truth-about-isaac-newtons-productive-plague5e838c17fcebd20008aeb948Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000Thomas Levenson writes about the erroneous myth, being cited more during the coronavirus pandemic, that the bubonic plague provided the conditions Isaac Newton needed to be productive.Culture / Cultural CommentIsaac Newton, Productivity, Pandemics, CoronavirusThomas LevensonTue, 07 Apr 2020 17:25:50 +0000Condé NastCultural Comment: Arts and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Analysis http://salpaus-kv.com/culture/cultural-comment/a-moment-to-rethink-how-we-support-music5e835d5afcebd20008aeb945Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:34:08 +0000Nathan Taylor Pemberton writes about the efforts to provide financial assistance to the music industry during the shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.Culture / Cultural CommentNews / CoronavirusCoronavirus, Music Industry, Concerts, Labor, Freelancers, Culture at Home During the CoronavirusNathan Taylor PembertonThu, 02 Apr 2020 15:20:32 +0000Condé Nast