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Luck Review: John Lasseter’s return to animation feels like Pixar went wrong

Luck Review: John Lasseter’s return to animation feels like Pixar went wrong

During Pixar Animation Studios’ heyday in the 2000s, the studio’s releases seemed absolutely guaranteed to garner rave reviews and strong box offices. Pixar’s long list of achievements, from the Toy Story films to Find Nemo, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, and more, resulted in numerous profiles that explored the company’s creative process and its technique of “plusing” …

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Taylor Swift files copyright lawsuit on Shake It Off: “The lyrics were written entirely by me” |  Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift files copyright lawsuit on Shake It Off: “The lyrics were written entirely by me” | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is the sole writer of her 2014 hit “Shake It Off,” defending herself against a lawsuit alleging she plagiarized the lyrics to girl group 3LW’s 2000 song “Playas Gon’ Play.” “The lyrics to Shake It Off were written entirely by me,” Swift stated in an affidavit filed Monday. “Until I learned of the …

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Waterstones hit by “Nightmare” storage issues after upgrading storage system |  water stones

Waterstones hit by “Nightmare” storage issues after upgrading storage system | water stones

High street bookstore chain Waterstones has said it is working hard to move a backlog of unfulfilled orders after a problem with technical storage systems caused stock shortages. The retailer, which has more than 300 stores across the UK, switched to a new system called Blue Yonder a few weeks ago, but has had trouble …

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A show traces Philip Guston’s influence on contemporary artists

A show traces Philip Guston’s influence on contemporary artists

LONDON – A common challenge for curators of simple scientific exhibitions is the need to demonstrate artist A’s influence on artist or movement B. This often strains credibility, as selected examples are supported by some weight in the caption. A thing for the mind in the trade gallery, Timothy Taylor takes an altogether more creative …

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Luke Gilford’s delicate photographs of gay rodeos

Luke Gilford’s delicate photographs of gay rodeos

Photographer Luke Gilford says his earliest memories are of rodeos. On family trips from their Colorado home to support his father, who competed and served as a rodeo judge, Gilford recalls the animals, the scenery, the people, and the outfits—snake leather boots, Stetson hats, and belt buckles. “My dad’s belt buckles were so huge — …

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How the Knicks’ book “Blood in the Garden” became a documentary project by Spike Lee

From afar, this seemed like a bull’s eye: Chris Herring wrote a book about the 1990s New York Knicks, and Spike Lee is the most famous Knicks fan. Surely these two were destined to team up. Well, it wasn’t that easy. Blood in the Garden’s journey from a New York Times bestseller to the latest …

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What I’m Buying and Why: Avatar star CCH Pounder on building a collection of more than 500 works by Caribbean and African diaspora artists

What I’m Buying and Why: Avatar star CCH Pounder on building a collection of more than 500 works by Caribbean and African diaspora artists

When award-winning actress CCH Pounder is not in front of the camera, she can often be found in artists’ studios, art fairs and biennials around the world playing her other favorite role: the art collector. Pounder has received critical acclaim for her performances as Dr. Obtained Loretta Wade NCIS: New OrleansClaudette Wyms on the cop …

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