Jennifer Lena

Associate Professor of Arts Administration, Teachers College Columbia University

The disintegration of genres

At the end of my last post, I promised one on competition/talent shows and their impact on creativity. I’m still willing to write it, but first I noticed this piece about genre disintegration on Andrew Sullivan’s blog and felt moved to comment: The following is also posted at my long-running blog (since 2003!): What is […]

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Top of the pops

As the red carpets, champagne flutes, and stressed out assistants are rolled, boxed, and…well, rolled…from the Grammys to the Academy Awards, it might be a good time to reflect on our award culture. I am particularly interested in our propensity to pile awards upon those whom we’ve already rewarded. For example, at the Grammys, the […]

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