The due dates below will ensure you are prepared for class discussion.
There are no other due dates; however, there are other things due! See “Grading” for a list of other course requirements.
By February 15:
1.) Read pages 1-17 in Arts & Culture Reader and the chapter in Part One that best connects with your blog focus, either: (2) popular music, (3)classical music, opera and dance, (4)visual arts, (5) theater,(6) film, (7)television or (8) books.
By February 22:
By March 1:
Read pages 203-266 in Arts & Culture Reader
By March 8:
Watch episodes of Work of Art: The Next Great Artist http://www.bravotv.com/work-of-art/season-1/about. (You can buy a Season Pass on iTunes for $9.99.)
Read Saltz blog posts for New York after you watch each episode: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/06/work_of_art_season_premiere_re.html. Be sure to dip into the comments, too: they are important.
By April 5:
Read Sasha Frere-Jones’ “A Paler Shade of White” http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2007/10/22/071022crmu_music_frerejones.
Search on your own for writing that ensued from this much-debated piece. Bring the three most interesting links to class.
By April 12:
Bring a trend or profile query letter to class
By April 19:
Read Freedom and reviews and essays about it (links tk)
By May 3:
Watch the complete ouevre of The Totally Hip Video Book Reviewer: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/09/22/VI2010092201878.html