The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity – The New York Times

Cover Photo A Broadway opening-night picket of “Miss Saigon” in 1991. Credit Corky Lee The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity The musical — a love story set during the Vietnam War — ignited a fierce debate over the casting of a white actor in a Eurasian role. Now, it’s back on Broadway. […]

Jaden Smith is Staring Into a Live Camera in Astoria to Defy Trump – Astoria – DNAinfo New York

“He Will Not Divide Us” InstallationView Full Caption ASTORIA — Celebrity Jaden Smith was standing outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria Friday morning, staring into a camera to participate in a public art installation staged by fellow actor Shia LaBeouf’s art collective to mark inauguration day. LaBeouf’s group, called LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, set […]

Hayao Miyazaki, director of “Spirited Away,” calls an animation made by artificial intelligence an “insult to life itself” — Quartz

When shown an animation generated by artificial intelligence, famed animator Hayao Miyazaki was not impressed. “I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself,” said the man behind movies like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, who was shown an AI-generated animation of a human-like being “walking on his head” using creepy movements […]

How the Web Became Unreadable

I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design. It’s been getting harder for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve worried that my eyesight is starting to go. These hurdles have made me grumpier […]