The Enduring Appeal of the Self-Taught Artist – The New York Times

T’s Art IssueFor centuries, those who eschewed formal training have been either marginalized or obsessed over. Why are we so enthralled by people who create on their own terms?Leonora Carrington (sitting) and (from left) André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst with the painting “Nude at the Window” (1941) by the self-taught painter Morris Hirshfield […]

Top 25 Live Shows & Concerts This Month: August 2022 – 365 Things to Do in Houston

Snag your seats for our picks for the top concerts and live performances taking place across Houston in August 2022. The summer brings a massive slate of rock ‘n’ roll legends, rap superstars, local acts, and plenty more. We’ve gathered some of the highlights to be found on this month’s concert schedule.Want to dig deeper […]

How U.S. Inflation Expectations Are Being Shaped by Consumer Choices – The New York Times

AdvertisementSupported byEconomic policymakers are razor focused on inflation expectations after more than a year of rapid price increases. Consumers explain how they’re thinking about rising costs.By Jeanna Smialek and Emily ErdosPhotographs by Kelsey McClellanInflation started in the bacon aisle for Dan Burnett, a 58-year-old former medical center administrator who lives in Margaretville, N.Y.Last summer, he […]

Mitski quit music… and coming back fills her with dread – BBC

By Mark SavageBBC Music CorrespondentMitski's vulnerable, enigmatic songs made her a star in the 2010s – but success sat uncomfortably on her shoulders. The Japanese-American singer, born Mitski Miyawaki, first broke out with her scuzzy, lo-fi third album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek in 2014. Her profile rocketed two years later with the single Your […]

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area: July 22-28 – The Washington Post

WarpaintWarpaint returned earlier this year with the band’s first album in six years, a delay elongated — like so many others — by the pandemic. In the interim, the members of the LA-born quartet have stayed busy, variously working on solo albums, collaborating with the likes of Courtney Barnett and Suzanne Ciani, scoring films, and […]

China’s Shuddering Economic Engine – The New York Times

AdvertisementSupported byDealBook NewsletterWidespread lockdowns and mass quarantines in China has had far-reaching consequences for the global economy.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Andrew Ross Sorkin, Vivian Giang, Stephen Gandel, Lauren Hirsch, Ephrat Livni and Jenny GrossGood morning. Citigroup reported quarterly profits that beat […]

Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge – BBC

By Tom SymondsHome affairs correspondent, BBC NewsThe Southern Co-Op chain is facing a legal challenge to its use of facial recognition technology to cut crime. Big Brother Watch has complained to the Information Commissioner's Office about biometric surveillance at its shops. The privacy campaign group says the system at the convenience stores breaches data protection […]