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The thing that gets me about the fact that they don’t release professional recordings of Broadway shows is that they literally record all of them anyway

I’d get it if it was too much of an undertaking to record and release every show. I’d understand. But they already do that, and they’re archived at the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and people with a New York library card can set up screenings of any show they want. The thing is, hardly anyone knows about it, and it’s only open to NY residents.  

If you’re recording them anyway, if you have them on file, why not release the recordings to the public after the show closes? No harm done, and theatre is accessible to people who don’t have the means to see shows live.

Portrait of soprano Leontyne Price in Mozart’s opera, “Don Giovanni.” Printed on front: “Fayer, Wien.” Stamped on back: “Photo, Fayer, Wien I, Opernring 6. Handwritten on back: "Salzburg, 1960. Don Giovanni.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
Hyung line parenting 101

@svt-seokhoon-17  I have an family au. Cheolsoo are the parents of Vernon, jeonghoon are the parents of seungkwan, wonhui are the parents of minghao and mingyu, hoshi is a single parent raising seokmin and dino. It’s the 7 oldest being the parents and youngest 6 being kids |  Omg yes (like thoes soulmate, best friend bullet point things or something different)

requested by anon: “A Lee family au (father woozi, mother jeonghan, child seungkwan)”


Cheolsoo family

  • their kid is currently in elementary school
  • tbh Joshua and Seungcheol are the proudest hype parents ever
  • they’re proud Hansol can find his way from the house to the bus station
  • or if he remembers their phone numbers
  • they hype everything he does
  • even if it’s just putting on his shoes
  • nothing Vernon does can be called stupid to them
  • except for that one time he tried eating a mud pie made from mud, clearly
  • and Vernon isn’t a stupid kid
  • no not at all
  • he just likes hanging out with friends and watching youtube videos more than coloring in pictures of George Washington and reading short chapter books about a magic tree house
  • he only colors when he knows the homework is due the next day
  • and then he colors outside the lines because why would you want to color inside the lines, that’s boring
  • he somehow always finishes his math hw though
  • without fail
  • it’s like magic
  • he hangs out a lot with the Lee family’s kid, Seungkwan
  • not because the kid does Vernon’s math hw for him or anything
  • they’re best friends but Vernon denies this
  • which sometimes hurts Seungkwan’s feelings
  • but then they play tag or watch some mine craft videos together
  • and they make up and Vernon finally admits they’re best friends
  • and Vernon protects his best friend from the bullies on the playground
  • bullies being the girls who call Seungkwan ugly
  • Vernon will throw tanbark at them no joke
  • and you know he’d be that one kid that gets in trouble for putting gum in a girl’s hair but she was asking for it by making fun of Seungkwan 
  • and he pushes Seungkwan on the swings a lot too
  • never complains about it 
  • Joshua is the parent who works from home
  • because his child’s education is really important and they need to have one parent home at least
  • according to his how to be a parent book
  • also in charge of the school’s PTA 
  • so everyone knows Vernon
  • Joshua is always planning like fifty bake sales and a bunch of fundraisers 
  • also tries convincing the school to host a carnival
  • just so Vernon can ride the Ferris wheel
  • he also drags the whole family to church on Sunday
  • he always tries cooking dinner with an apron that says “Thank God for this chef”
  • but he can’t cook
  • at all
  • so Seungcheol always has to put out whatever fire is roaring in the kitchen
  • and then order takeout
  • Joshua’s one of those classy af parents sipping wine in the driveway with a book while their kid runs past screaming
  • “You’re doing great sweetie, don’t kill the neighbor’s cat like last time.” without even looking up
  • really loves his family though
  • reads bedtime stories to both Seungcheol and Vernon even though Vernon insists he stop
  • always packing Vernon’s lunch in a little brown paper bag with a heart drawn on it
  • which some people tease Vernon for
  • but he will fight them if they mess with it
  • and he secretly likes how much his parents care for him in the randomest ways
  • they have a pool in the backyard
  • so they’re always throwing neighborhood parties
  • Seungcheol can actually manage BBQ’s pretty well
  • so he makes stuff like hamburgers, hot dogs for Vernon and Joshua
  • he works downtown
  • pretty nice office space with a nice view
  • normal eight-hour work day type deal
  • never comes home and complains though
  • and always that parent dragging their kid out on the lawn to run through the sprinklers in summer
  • and tends to set things on fire with sparklers
  • rest in peace that poor rose bush
  • the one to mow the lawn in something embarrassing like just underwear
  • with Joshua covering Vernon’s eyes and yelling for him to put a shirt on there are children what are you doing you need Jisoos
  • Seungcheol also the one to go to the hardware store for a lightbulb and ends up getting the idea to build a treehouse
  • and makes Vernon help him
  • even though it ends up being Joshua putting all the planks together and Seungcheol meekly hammering them together
  • they often go on family vacations too
  • so they don’t have a pet
  • it probably wouldn’t survive
  • camping often because nature
  • though secretly they all bring like ten portable battery chargers each and use data to check SNS
  • they all drive to the beach and take lots of family photos
  • photos end up on the fireplace mantel
  • everyone who sees the pictures can’t deny how cute this family is
  • Vernon and Seungcheol teaming up to play a prank on Joshua, with whip cream
  • but they get caught
  • and end up being given a long lecture
  • Seungcheol nodding his head pretending to listen
  • Vernon mimicking Joshua
  • but mess with Vernon, or any of the family
  • and even Joshua can turn savage
  • next day your car is covered in soap or post-its
  • and you bring it up at the home owners’ association meeting
  • Cheolsoo will high five each other and smile innocently
  • like “we have no idea who could have done that”
  • fights are nonexistent
  • they all think alike too much
  • they all love each other
  • they’re family

Jeonghoon family

  • tbh if savagery were parents
  • Jeonghan always bringing in the latest gossip from the other neighborhood parents
  • ranting on and on to Jihoon about how one person didn’t trim their lawn
  • or how their cat keeps pooping in the petunias
  • like how dare they
  • and Jihoon just nods
  • until Jeonghan brings up the neighbors that party too loudly
  • then Jihoon joins Jeonghan’s roasting fest
  • as they both criticize their neighbor’s music taste
  • “why even throw a party at all?”
  • “I’d rather die.”
  • they’re always plotting their revenge on some random kid or neighbor
  • they tolerate the Cheolsoo family
  • though they low key like being neighbors because they can watch Seungkwan for them whenever he hangs out with Hansol
  • and then they can chill and do whatever they want
  • and the Cheolsoo family has lit pool parties
  • a bit suspicious of Vernon, but they love Vernon too
  • low key savage to their own kid too
  • “do whatever”
  • but they always secretly worry
  • and Seungkwan can tell this from their questions
  • “How’d you do on the spelling test? Not that we care it’s whatever.”
  • Seungkwan is a really smart kid
  • though they sometimes think he might be a pushover
  • so they try toughing Seungkwan up
  • going camping like the Choi’s
  • doesn’t go exactly as planned
  • too many mosquitos
  • not enough high speed internet
  • so the whole trying to toughen up their kid
  • doesn’t go so well
  • Seungkwan could end up crying
  • so they give up and give the kid ice cream
  • parenting experts clearly
  • Jihoon has an at home-studio
  • works on stuff and lets Seungkwan run around
  • might complain about annoying Seungkwan is
  • but let’s Seungkwan do whatever he wants
  • the kid running around and testing all the sound equipment
  • and listening to the music his dad is composing
  • being brutally honest and savage
  • because he learned rom the best
  • “you sure you want to put that key change there?”
  • “get out”
  • Jeonghan just stays home and watches reality tv shows
  • “Seungkwan, I swear if you keep doing that kid’s math hw… actually go ahead, we like that family.”
  • and Seungkwan will sit and watch too
  • and criticize the show’s plot points
  • before Jeonghan tells his kid to be quiet
  • but Jeonghoon love Seungkwan a lot
  • Seungkwan is always bring them his pictures, drawings, paintings, hw, tests, etc.
  • and they don’t say much
  • and so you’d think they don’t acknowledge the kid
  • but you’re wrong
  • all the drawings are hung up somewhere
  • the bathroom
  • the fridge
  • on the garage door
  • everywhere
  • and the tests always end up taped to the window with the perfect scores facing outside
  • and they’re always bragging about Seungkwan to their friends
  • “Yea my kid is a genius, I bet he could do algebra better than your kid” even though Seungkwan’s only in elementary school and doesn’t know algebra
  • Seungkwan’s always leads for the chorus shows and school productions
  • no one even fights him for it
  • the teachers just know
  • and he always drags Vernon into the shows
  • and on opening night Jeonghan and Jihoon are sitting front row center
  • with a huge af sign with Seungkwan’s name on it
  • not even caring they’re blocking other parents
  • proudest parents in the world that would never admit that nonsense
  • and they’ll tell you no recording because respect the school’s rules
  • but you know secretly they’re recording the whole thing on their phones too
  • to send to friends and family like they do every year
  • “The Lee Family would like to say Season’s Greetings”
  • and buy Seungkwan a flower bouquet afterwards
  • and all the ice cream the kid wants
  • maybe going with the Choi family
  • Jeonghan always buying takeout and putting it on fancy dishes to pretend he cooked it
  • fools Jihoon but not Seungkwan
  • who’s learning to be more savage each day from his parents
  • “If I wanted takeout, I could just eat next door.”
  • also Jeonghan’s the parent to smear the frosting on store-bought cupcakes to make it look home-made
  • “They’ll never notice”
  • Jihoon always the one doing the cleanup, washing dishes, mowing the lawn, changing lightbulbs (despite being short)
  • with Jeonghan telling him every five minutes “good job” without looking up from his drama series
  • the parents that prank all their neighborhood friends
  • “Quick we need to TP the house before they call the cops!”
  • Seungkwan’s just shaking his head being dragged into it like
  • “Again?!?!?”
  • “They forgot to bring in their garbage cans, this is deserving.”
  • end up all running away in the dark
  • and hiding in bushes
  • and laughing together as a family
  • before they start getting a bunch of insect bites from the bush
  • and rush home to shower and help each other with the anti-itch cream
  • they all love each other
  • they’re family

Wonhui family

  • appear as the family that’s most got their ish together
  • with Wonwoo being a smart professor with a library at home
  • and Jun with his artistic performance arts stuff at the local theater all the time
  • gives lessons to Seungkwan for shows
  • which Jeonghoon is ok with because it’s free
  • and Wonwoo tutoring Vernon
  • pretty calm and quiet parents at social events
  • except if they’re the ones hosting
  • then ish can get crazy
  • don’t play charades at the Jeon household
  • tbh their kids are always trying to ship the other to Canada or somewhere
  • “Hey dad I need a box.”
  • “How big?”
  • “Mingyu, how tall are you?”
  • “I need a box as big as Mingyu.”
  • “Minghao stop trying to ship your brother to Canada, you can’t afford the shipping fee anyway!”
  • Wonwoo always running around trying to stop the kids from fighting
  • Jun just casually in a corner, sipping wine and staring at the chaos
  • not even trying to help
  • just shakes his head and continues whatever he’s doing
  • and Mingyu is the actual adult of the family
  • like yes his parents pay the bills
  • but they can’t cook
  • he and Minghao may be in middle school
  • and Jun and Wonwoo may be the parents
  • but he’s always the one to cook and change light bulbs and make everyone else’s lunch
  • wearing an apron too big for a middle schooler
  • but he’s tall
  • Minghao denies being his sibling at schoool
  • even though Mingu is older
  • Minghao’s like “Mingyu who?”
  • Mingyu always trailing after Minghao to annoy him but also to get attention from him
  • Mingyu also teasing Minghao for being taller than him
  • and people tend to call them 2Ming for short
  • which they hate
  • don’t ever
  • unless you want a fight
  • separate friend groups at school but always sit together for lunch on fridays
  • and although they often argue
  • pray for Wonwoo and Jun if they decide to team up for a prank
  • let’s just say 2Ming is still grounded after the last “incident”
  • middle school = angsty teens
  • but Minghao and Mingyu are surprisingly well behaved
  • sometimes
  • they both have a lot of extracurriculars  
  • hecka busy schedule this family
  • never enough time for anything
  • Jun’s performances at night
  • Wonwoo’s lectures in the morning
  • martial arts class for Minghao
  • home economics class for Mingyu
  • Minghao always being done with the rest of his family
  • “How am I related to all of you?”
  • secretly loves his crazy family though
  • especially when Mingyu sticks up for him when people say he’s a crazy nunchuck wielding ninja
  • which he is
  • they both do really well in school though
  • cuz smart parents
  • Mingyu always reminding everyone about important dates and appointments
  • being the mature parent one minute
  • and acting like a giant puppy the next
  • too busy for family vacations
  • so they just go out to fancy restaurants to eat every weekend
  • the one family to sing along to songs together in the car
  • but if the kids see someone from school
  • “I swear I don’t know them, my family actually lives in Antarctica.”
  • don’t prank other neighbors either
  • mostly because they argue how extreme it should be
  • so generally when the Lee family strikes
  • they do four separate things
  • which is chaotic
  • but functional enough
  • Wonwoo always the one trying to calm everyone and be logical
  • Jun not helping whatsoever watching everyone struggle
  • Mingyu trying to fix everything by peaceful terms
  • and Minghao wanting chaotic means
  • they’re a mess, but
  • they all love each other
  • they’re family 

Kwon family

  • Seokmin is in middle school with Mingyu and Minghao
  • often hangs out with them
  • though he can’t decide which friend group
  • so he floats from one to the other
  • like's hanging out with Chan too
  • but Chan is still in elementary school
  • a year younger than Seungkwan and Hansol
  • Soonyoung doing that hard carry as the single parent
  • dance classes for the whole family though
  • it’s always lit at their birthday parties
  • choreos always on point
  • you know they rehearsed for that wedding they attended
  • “we have to nail the choreo to wow all the grandparents”
  • tbh also has a who’s the adult crisis like the Wonhui family
  • with Chan having to scold Soonyoung for forgetting to pick him and Seokmin up
  • and Seokmin just being a huge happy fluffball
  • like idk what’s going on but I love you all
  • Seokmin likes singing in chorus
  • so ends up seeing the elementary school choral director
  • and volunteering to teach the little ones
  • like Vernon and Seungkwan
  • and drags his dongsaeng Chan along
  • likes planning out all the costumes for shows too
  • and gets his dad to teach them choreos
  • and to just choreo the whole show
  • and Chan’s just trying to hide the fact he’s related to two huge dorks
  • but he’s a dork too
  • and just gives up
  • he’s a smart kid
  • like a genius
  • he’s skipped a grade already
  • and can sometimes help Seokmin with his hw
  • which surprises Soonyoung who doesn’t know what to do
  • but give his unending support to both his children
  • Soonyoung always asking the other parents for advice
  • but tbh do any of them know anything about parenting at this point
  • lots of full street block parties
  • Soonyoung is just glad to be included
  • his kids have friends within the neighborhood which is nice
  • probably the only family able to have a pet and still function
  • though Chan is like “Why get a pet, isn’t that what Dokyeom-hyung is for?”
  • which gets him in trouble with soonyoung
  • and he apologizes
  • Seokshine is still smiley
  • they get a puppy
  • and that puppy leads them to get fishes too
  • and another puppy
  • and that’s a lot
  • so Chan takes care of the fishes
  • and Soonyoung and Seokmin walk the puppies
  • Chan also does most of the cleaning
  • and god forbid there's a SpIdER 
  • because none of them will be able to catch it
  • except maybe Chan
  • and maybe Soonyoung, if he learns how to use a flamethrower safely
  • Seokmin always relying on Soonyoung
  • don’t mess with Soonyoung’s kid unless you want a hurricane to hit you
  • Chan really relies on Soonyoung too
  • since he’s kind of quiet at school
  • he’d never admit it
  • but Soonyoung’s stupid dad jokes and silly dances make him laugh
  • Soonyoung would legit fight a dragon for his kids
  • they don’t travel often
  • but when they do they always have crazy stories to tell when they come back
  • like the trip to the beach
  • where Chan fell into a tide pool
  • and Seokmin fell in after him
  • and Soonyoung slipped trying to save them
  • so they all ended up in a tiny tide pool
  • with fish swimming between them and starfish surrounding them
  • would probably dance as a family for money at a birthday party
  • and they’re pretty good too
  • they all love each other
  • they’re family

Originally posted by 12fools


~ admin jess


a/n: anon suggested a best friend to boyfriend type but i felt redundant sort of making another boyfriend post for him lols. and i just made a college!sewoon post and my heart is forever #howons so here’s a college!jaehwan<3 i’m also trying to write a drabble for jaehwan soon~~

  • the type to carry a thermos with him all the time
  • also a waterbottle
  • probably has teabags in his backpack
  • “my mom must have p-put these in here ha ha ha”
  • it was him
  • if it’s cold up, he’s always bundled up because he’s not allowed to get sick
  • aka his mom wouldn’t let him leave the house unless he looked like the michelin man
  • also has painkillers with him all the time
  • so if you get sick, you’re all set
  • but he always forgets his campus id
  • so if he wants to check out a book from the library he has to look for you to use urs instead
  • sings for school events
  • welcome week literally has all y’all being welcomed by his godly voice
  • your ears are blessed for the semester
  • pretends to get shy when people notice him on campus but lowkey likes it
  • always hangs around the performing arts building
  • sucks at taking lecture notes
  • can’t write fast enough bc he writes every single thing the professor is saying and everything on the slides
  • spends finals week in the library hogging a computer to look over lecture notes
  • begs his friends if he can borrow their laptops to continue looking at lecture notes
  • bothers you while studying
  • asks you “what are you doing?”
  • “what subject?”
  • “who’s your professor?”
  • “should i take that class next semester?”
  • but he will let you make him do stuff for you like buy you a drink (just to get him away from you so you can actually study)
  • talks a lot in big lecture hall classes
  • you avoid sitting near him bc he whispers all the time
  • but he always finds you lols
  • never goes to office hours
  • always needs to have coffee in the morning or else he’ll be cranky
  • random busking in the middle of the commons
  • joins a cultural club
  • and gets really into the planning of the cultural show they are having
  • is part of like every single dance
  • also sings for the show
  • the one person everyone can hear because he’s so loud
  • and if someone tells a funny joke, he’ll laugh so hard the whole commons turns to see where the hyena sound is coming from
  • spends a lot of time googling chords to new songs he listened to
  • always manages to run late for class
  • you asked him if he wanted to get lunch off campus once
  • and he was like “haha funny. i’m broke”
  • but when he gets paid, he’ll surprise you with bread from the local bakery
  • the type to leave you spongecake with a post-it note on it
  • like you would leave ur table in the library for two seconds and comeback with the spongecake on top of your notes
  • and the post-it would say something like “work hard. play hard. stop slacking off!”
  • takes the bus home with you
  • always ends up dosing off 
  • you try to get him to help you study using flashcards
  • but he gets distracted and forgets to change the card
  • or just comments on how well made the cards are
  • there are bean bags chairs in the library and if he’s not in the performing arts building, he’s on those chairs
  • probably writing a song or rearranging a song
  • he’s just a very average college guy that likes to sing okay! C’S GET DEGRESS!!!! #soml

4 Books on Latin American and Latino art
A Shelfie from Selene Preciado, Program Assistant

Hi, I’m Selene Preciado, program assistant at the Getty Foundation. Outside of my work at the Getty, I am an independent curator of Latin American and Latino art.

In anticipation of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this selection of books is inspired by the initiative’s effort on advancing the fields of Latin American and Latino art history by promoting their dialogue, as these are often perceived as separate fields of study albeit sharing narratives and historical contexts. One of the strongest points of convergence between the two fields is in the strategies of conceptual artists, particularly in arte de acción or performance, which has been a significant area of production in the Americas since the sixties. 

PST: LA/LA exhibitions such as the Armory’s Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico; the Hammer’s Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985; or Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, as well as the highly anticipated performance art festival organized by REDCAT (January 2018) will include performance artists from across Latin America, the United States, and other diasporas.

1. “Arte No es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000,” by Deborah Cullen. (El Museo del Barrio, 2008).

This exhibition catalogue for Arte No es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas at El Museo del Barrio is one of the most comprehensive compilations on performance art by Latino and Latin American artists, and it includes a detailed chronology of the most important actions since 1957 until the year 2000. The exhibition was also a curatorial laboratory for exploring the problem of exhibiting performance—a time-based medium—through documentation, video, ephemera, and objects.

2. “ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987,” by C. Ondine Chavoya and Rita Gonzalez. (Hatje Cantz, 2011).

This 432-page tome is the most important document on the East Los Angeles collective ASCO (1972–1987), produced on the occasion of the major retrospective organized as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980 in 2011. But don’t let its girth intimidate you—the exhibition catalogue is very dynamic, fully illustrated, and contains about twenty essays of different lengths and topics, such as ASCO’s walking murals, collaborations, or “No-movies,” as well as a section on documents and extensive bibliographic information.  

3. “Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas,” by Coco Fusco. (Routledge, 1999).

This book was edited by theorist, curator, and artist Coco Fusco, whose work since the 1980s has explored postcolonial, gender, and race issues. Corpus Delecti is an excellent resource and one of the very first performance art surveys that bridged together regions and movements by including art from Latin American, Chicana/o, and Caribbean artists, as well as genres that blurred the lines between fine arts, theater, vaudeville, and staged political protest.  

4. “MEX/LA: ‘Mexican’ Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985,” by Rubén Ortiz-Torres and Jesse Lerner. (Hatje Cantz, 2011).

Like ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, this catalogue was published in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition MEX/LA, part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980, and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art. Just like the exhibition, this catalogue is an unconventional and thought-provoking approach to telling the story of the relationship between Mexico and Los Angeles. 

Departing from forked origins—from the mythological location of Aztlán, the founding of L.A. as a “Latin American city” (since it was Mexican territory back in 1781), to the presence of Mexican muralists in the 1930s who ignited local production—it visits chapters in L.A.’s history that explore exchange, remix, appropriation, and ongoing negotiations of race, class, and gender. Through the work of Chicana/o artists like ASCO, Barbara Carrasco, Yolanda López, and Ricardo Valverde, as well as Americans such as Wallace Berman, the Eames, or Millard Sheets, MEX/LA pushed boundaries also in exhibition making. Its non-chronological, non-thematic approach consisted in connecting artists and artworks through ideas.

While this book doesn’t solely focus on performance art, the MEX/LA catalogue might be the unifying thread of this list, in that it offers a critical view on hybrid and shifting identities as performative constructs. You only have to take a look into the performativity of figures such as Robert Stacy-Judd, the Zoot Suiters (a counterculture of the 1930s–40s), or even the borrowed Maya elements in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright—all included in the particular universe of MEX/LA. The concepts explored in the exhibition and catalogue of MEX/LA are part of the origin story of what is now Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

View of soprano Leontyne Price in Puccini’s opera, “Tosca.” Stamped on back: “NBC photo.” Handwritten on back: “Miss Price in Act II.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
❉ sisterhood get-to-know-you-better questions! ❉

A new semester means sweet new members, class retreats, sisterhood socials, parties, big/little matchmaking and other events where “getting to know your sisters better” is the #1 goal. Enjoy these conversation questions aimed at breaking the ice, getting the conversation going and becoming closer to your sorority sisters. Of course these questions are also terrific for recruitment! xoxo ;)

 50 Greek Girl Get-To-Know-You-Better-Questions: 

  1. What’s your favorite memory of someone in this room?
  2. Which decade had the best music?
  3. If you could design an app, what would it do?
  4. What’s your favorite quote?
  5. What do you wish you had a picture of from history?
  6. At the pearly gates, what question would you ask God first?
  7. What do you eat after a night of revelry?
  8. What skill or sport do you wish you’d learned as a kid?
  9. If you could invite only one person to your college graduation, who would you choose?
  10. What’s the oldest thing in your dorm room?
  11. What’s the funniest advice your mother gave you?
  12. What’s nicknames have you had?
  13. Which two adjectives would you use to describe your room or apartment?
  14. What color won’t you wear, no matter how fabulous the outfit?
  15. Which singer would you choose to sing a duet with?
  16. Which self help book did you fail to finish?
  17. If you could live in a house from any movie which would you choose?
  18. Who would you pick as the sexiest male celebrity of the year?
  19. What was the best TV show ever?
  20. What restaurant makes the best hamburger?
  21. What’s the perfect age?
  22. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve done at college?
  23. How would you describe your dream picnic?
  24. Did you ever dislike a celebrity you once admired after learning more about them?
  25. Do you have a keepsake box from childhood? What’s in it?
  26. Have you ever had a household disaster?
  27. What’s the most dramatic thing to ever happen in your hometown?
  28. Which crazy idea of yours would most likely make a million dollars?
  29. What’s the best meal your mom cooks?
  30. If you owned a boat, what would you name it?
  31. What’s the best outdoor concert you’ve ever attended?
  32. What food fad do you think is silly?
  33. Would you rather take photos of friends or take selfies?
  34. Would you rather be lucky or hot?
  35. What funniest prank you’ve pulled?
  36. What’s your favorite beach in the world?
  37. What’s your least favorite exercise? 
  38. What do you eat when you’re alone?
  39. Which college has the best mascot?
  40. What TV shows are you ashamed to admit you watch regularly? 
  41. Would you rather spend time in the college library, gym, dining hall, or performing arts theatre?
  42. If you were on a volunteer vacation, who would you most like to help?
  43. What law would you make?
  44. What kind of music would cause you to leave a restaurant or shop?
  45. Can you do any impersonations? 
  46. What’s your most favorite pair of shoes?
  47. How much would you need to be paid to never use a cell phone again?
  48. Have you ever taken a bad vacation?
  49. Would you rather have more time or money?
  50. Have you ever been in a natural disaster?

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Preview: Dance Archives | MoMA

Before founding New York City Ballet, Lincoln Kirstein donated the Dance Archives to MoMA. The 1939 gift included a significant variety of archival materials and artworks related to the history of dance; parts of this material, called the Dance Archives, became part of the MoMA Archives, and others were added to the curatorial departments or transferred to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. A selection of these materials were exhibited in Preview: Dance Archives in 1940 to announce the gift and the establishment of the Dance Archives as “a bureau of research and information to all persons interested in the art, theory, and practice of dancing.” 

The museum soon established a Department of Dance and Theatre Design, but the function and role of this division was debated within the institution and it was dissolved in 1948. In the intervening years, however, dance has become firmly established as part of MoMA’s programming; the exhibition Artist’s Choice: Jérôme Bel/MoMA Dance Company opens on October 27.

(via Preview: Dance Archives | MoMA)


A Pavilion for the Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center houses one of the most important collections of its kind in the world—a spectacular trove of musical scores, recordings, and books on theater, music, and dance. This public resource was envisioned by Lincoln Center’s board “to serve as a tool for education and as a creative stimulus for new performance.” Completed in 1965, SOM designed the building to contain general reading rooms, radio and television studios, conference and rare book rooms, an auditorium, and a children’s library and museum. Giant square concrete columns form a peristyle around the core of the building to create a temple-like pavilion, overlooking a reflecting pool with a sculpture by Henry Moore.

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