Archive for May 5th, 2016

DreamWorks Animation Manages a Quarterly Profit

Thursday, May 5th, 2016:

Photo Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation, with characters from the “Madagascar” movies in 2012. Credit Paul Sakuma/Associated Press LOS ANGELES — This is why DreamWorks Animation needed to take shelter in the arms of a larger conglomerate: The boutique studio’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” collected about $430 million at the global box office in the last quarter, but the company could put together only $13.8 million in profit, even with help from its television, toy and digital businesses. DreamWorks Animation’s first-quarter results, released on Thursday, nonetheless were an improvement from the year-ago period, when the company lost $54.8 […] Read More →

Can the Feds Bust the Asian American 'Model Minority' Myth for Good?

Thursday, May 5th, 2016:

Forget the tired stereotype of the “Tiger Mom” who demands A’s and perfect violin performances from her Asian American children—or else. A new project from the United States Department of Education aims to dispel the “model minority” myth and turn the spotlight on the real academic struggles of Asian American and Pacific Islander students in the nation’s public schools. The Asian American and Pacific Islander data disaggregation initiative will give states $1 million in federal grants to collect accurate school performance information on K–12 kids from various Asian American backgrounds, U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced in a video message released Wednesday. That data could give […] Read More →

Frieze New York, a Visual Circus Under the Big Top

Thursday, May 5th, 2016:

A wall of wild and dirty little doll-puppets by a Belgian duo, Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, makes Gavin Brown’s Enterprise a destination. And two galleries from Bogotá, Colombia, are well worth tracking down for a glimpse of wonderful artists all but unknown here. Casas Riegner has tiny abstract paintings on woven fabrics by Carlos Rojas (1933-1997) and two figurative paintings by the political artist Beatriz González, subject of an unforgettable 1998 retrospective at El Museo del Barrio and still hard at work in her 80s. Photo Andrea Rosen Gallery’s installation by David Altmejd. Credit Philip Greenberg for The […] Read More →

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