Arts in the Afternoon: Testing, Testing
12:51 PM, Jun 8, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
Another call for the art community to stand up for Ai Weiwei: Philip Bishop says a little known online petition is not enough. Museums should be publicizing the detention of the artist by Chinese authorities front and center.
Perhaps the greatest of 20th century poems -- T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" -- is now an iPad app.
Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, popularized the idea that anyone can become an expert in anything, given 10,000 hours of practice. But no scientist has actually tested the theory.
The Globe and Mail is surprised that the Canucks have become "Canada's team." But isn't this inevitable when they're the only Canadian team left in the NHL playoffs? Even if the Bruins have as many Canadian players? (You might think this is a sports story, but really it's an exploration of culture.)