Sunday, September 12, 2010

The New Season // The NY Times profiles the nation's Arts in Autumn

Link to full list of articles here // Excerpts below

The New Season
Joon Mo Kang

Are Films Bad, or Is TV Just Better?

Attendance is down. At the water cooler, they’re talking about “Mad Men.” It’s hand-wringing time for cinephiles.

Think You’ve Seen It All? You Have

Broadway this season is the land of second chances for celebrities looking to reignite their careers and for plays that failed miserably in their first outings.

Fall sitcom haves and have-nots: from left, Robert Michael Morris, Will Arnett and Mel Rodriguez in “Running Wilde,” about a lovable heir to an oil fortune.

Embracing Malaise as a Plot Point

New fall sitcoms (like “Raising Hope” and “Outsourced”) and dramas (“My Generation”) suggest a pervasive national sense of pessimism and decline.

Art from the “Olmec” show, coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Globetrotting While Staying Close to Home

Coming exhibitions provide familiarity with the rest of the world’s art, which means exposure to ideas and values that keeps museumgoers in the cosmopolitan loop.

Madhavi Mudgal and her company, right, will present “Vistaar” at City Center this month and will appear at the Kennedy Center in Washington in March as part of its Maximum India season.

Visions of India, Plum Fairies And a War

The dance season includes Merce Cunningham’s “Xover” and a world premiere “Nutcracker” by Alexei Ratmansky for American Ballet Theater.

Kings of Leon, from left: Nathan, Jared, Matthew and Caleb Followill. Their next album, “Come Around Sundown,” is scheduled to be released on Oct. 19.

Wary Coronation

Kings of Leon, a grungy, nervy Southern rock band, has developed into full-fledged American hit makers, a commercial but unsettling position.

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