They said: 'I sometimes have to weigh whether what I really need to say requires the element that will turn others away. If it is important to me, I will stick to my plan, but sometimes, it is not the most important thing and I choose to tame my ideas.' … [Read more...] about Eight out of 10 people working in arts or culture say they stay silent about supporting conservative ideologies because they risk being bullied and ostracized, new study reveals
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“Someone was saying to the guy that made it: ‘Well, why didn’t you do this in Unity? Why didn’t you use a professional game engine?’,” remembers Alex Evans, Media Molecule co-founder and technical director. “He gave some really interesting answers. He had previously had no idea he could have made what he made. He only made it because I stumbled into it after he picked up Dreams. He was messing around and suddenly, you know, he was putting a lot of effort into it, and he made a popular game. It was brilliant, and that’s somebody who probably would never have thought to have tried to make such an ambitious game.” … [Read more...] about Follow your Dreams: how the future of playing video games is making them
At her first court appearance on Friday, a judge refused to lower her bail bond to $10,000 at her lawyer's request. During the proceedings, Daybell sat in the public gallery. When he arrived at court in Kauai ahead of the hearing, he refused to answer questions from reporters over the children's disappearance. … [Read more...] about Doorbell camera footage shows ‘cult’ mom Lori Vallow’s missing seven-year-old son JJ playing with a friend outside his house just days before he vanished in September
There are always a few runners at the Cheltenham Festival that line up less than 14 days after their prep race – 44 in the last five years, in fact, including Wicklow Brave and Call The Cops, who took the County Hurdle and Pertemps Final respectively in 2015. For practical purposes, though, Kempton’s meeting on Saturday marked the point when the last meaningful form went into the book and what are likely to be the broader themes and stories of this year’s Festival meeting are now apparent. … [Read more...] about Could Rachael Blackmore scoop the Cheltenham top jockey award?
Part of the Moonlight Sonata, first heard as an offstage recording and then taken over by Aimard, began the second half. It launched a sequence that took in Helmut Lachenmann’s Tableau, the first movement of Beethoven’s First Symphony, the allegretto from the Seventh, and then the finale of the last piano sonata Op 111, breaking off before its final ecstatic trills to lead into BA Zimmermann’s Photoptosis, which quotes Beethoven as well as Scriabin, Wagner, Bach and Tchaikovsky. Impressively well played, with visual choreography and lighting effects too, it was all weirdly compelling, though in a “what’s going to happen next?” way rather than a genuinely revelatory one. … [Read more...] about Gürzenich O Köln/Roth review – inventive and compelling Beethoven tribute