At the moment though I'm neck deep in Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding, and kicking myself for not getting there sooner. I'm really worried about Mike Schwartz, you guys. Can anyone reassure me that it's going to turn out okay?
I also have a Instapaper stack to get through, which includes:
- Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk: Do schools kill creativity
- Going back over this 2011 New Yorker article on Jaron Lanier
- A review three years on from creating interactive learning spaces at the Detroit Institute of Arts
- Puzzling some more over this The Art Newspaper article on the perils of exhibitions
- This (beautifully designed) report from NPR's Planet Money 'Unfit for work: The startling rise of disability' (I'm half way though and it's quite heartbreaking)
- Calvin Trillin's memoir of working at Time
- This - indescribable at the moment for me - piece of talking about theatre by Todd London
- This article about an exhibition of bowls. Yup, bowls. I'd actually really love to see it.
I'm going to spend quite a lot of time at Te Papa's new permanent collection hang, Nga Toi (and there's also the new Arts Te Papa website to explore, optimised for mobile devices). I'll head along for Shane Cotton's talk tomorrow and hopefully Robin White on Monday, and squeeze in at least one midday playing of Michael Parekowhai's red piano. I've also been saving Moving on Asia at City Gallery for the long weekend, and I have radio notes to write and a little side project to work on every day, plus some other bits and pieces you don't need to know about. Easter. It's here now.