Arts in the Afternoon: The Net's Good & Bad
2:40 PM, Mar 16, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
A new study by the National Endowment for the Arts finds that the omnivore is an endangered species. These people -- who attend a wide variety of cultural events and attend them often -- are becoming an ever-smaller proportion of the population. Report author Mark J. Stern is optimistic about what the numbers mean, though. But is engaging with art electronically the same thing as engaging with the real thing?
Poetry critic David Orr offers an amusing parody of the Paris Review's name-dropping Culture Diaries.
Netflix is in the final stages of negotiation to buy a television series directed by The Social Network's David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. Is the online movie rental service poised to become the next HBO?
GalleyCat has compiled a list of writers living in Japan you can follow on Twitter. And they write in English, so you can understand what they're saying about the country recovering from disaster.