Blogs and Journals in the Arts 

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Music Journals and Resources
Visual Art
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4dancers - For dancers, dance teachers, and others interested in dance

Arts Beat Dance - The Dance articles from the NYTimes Arts blog

Ballet for Men - Articles for male dancers

BellyBlog - Performance art and contemporary dance from BellyFlop Magazine

Dance - Dance reviews from The Faster Times

Dance Advantage - An incredible website on dance education

Dance Bloggers - An extensive compendium of dance blogs

Dance Doc's Think Tank - Musings on the intersections of dance and culture

DancePlug - An "online dance hub" with a weekly vodcast on the professional world of dance

Dance Studio Director Gone Wild! - Thoughts on the industry from a studio director

Dance Theater Workshop
 - Promoting contemporary dance artists

Dancing Perfectly Free - ideas, reviews, and criticism of dance in NYC

Foot in Mouth
- Apollinaire Scherr talks about dance

Footnotes - by Rachel Howard

Joyce Blog - From the Joyce Theater in NYC

Movement Research - Performances, events, workshops, classes, & publications

Pilobolus - From the CT-based company the Pilobolus Dance Theater

Seeing Things - Tobi Tobias on dance, et al.

The Digital Dance Studio - A blog on using social media in the dance studio industry

The Hidden Language of the Soul - On dance in contemporary culture

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists

ArtForum - In depth reviews, analyses, and updates on film events

Bright Lights Film Journal - an online film journal from across the Atlantic 

Cinematical - Discussion of movies, celebs, & entertainment

Cinetech - Digitization, democratization, & trends remaking the movie

Creative Screenwriting Mag - Podcasts interviews with screenwriters

Criterion - blog for the DVD company which preserves important and classic films 

Fast, Cheap, Movie Thoughts - Thoughts from filmmakers on the craft

Filmspotting - Cinematic chatter podcast once a week from Chicago Public Radio

Film Studies for Free - A collection of free essays on various topics in film theory, history, and criticism

GreenCine Daily - Industry news & reviews

Observations on Film Art In depth look at film art    

Senses of Cinema - a serious film journal for serious filmgoers

Sight and Sound - One of the best known British film journals             

The Daily Notebook - The latest international film festival news

The Independent Eye - Staring Independent film in the face

The Moviegoer - Analytical blogs & podcasts

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General Arts

ArtsBeat - Culture at large from the NYTimes

ArtsJournal - an incredibly rich compendium of arts, culture and ideas

CUArts Blog - The best place to find out about the arts and the Columbia community!

Critical Condition - Mark Blankenship on the media

Edward Champion's Reluctant Rants -Journalist, interviewer, critic, dilettante

HuffPo Entertainment - The leftist blog's take on the entertainment world

Our Art Criticism - A new voice in Art Criticism - Yours!

Parabasis - an online journal of culture & politics

PopWatch - Entertainment Weekly's pop culture blog 

Vulture - a daily culture blog filled with snark

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3 Quarks Daily - An eclectic digest of arts, literature, and science

American Fiction Notes - A smart blog filled with criticism and reviews by a literature journalist

Arts & Letters Daily - Ideas, criticism, history, culture, philsophy, literature, art, &c.

Balls, Buzz, & Hype - Because the New York Times can't review every book

Biblioklept - Artful litcrit

Bookslut - Features, reviews, and columns on literature

Booksquare - Dissects the publishing industry 

Checkhov's Mistress - Reading and writing in the age of sand (Design, publishing, & technology)

Collected Miscellany - Book news, reviews, and occasional interviews

Conversational Reading - By Scott Esposito

Counterbalance - An LA-based reader's reviews of new literature

Critical Mass - The blog of the National Book Critics Board of Directors

Emerging Writers Network - Bringing emerging writers, established writers, and their audiences together

Galley Cat - News on the business of literature & publishing

Isak - Celebrating fiction (especially short fiction) as well as literary & artistic narratives

Language Hat - Literature and linguistics

Library of Congress Blog - From the Library of Congress

Literary Kicks - Opinions, observations, and research

Maud Newton - Literary links, amusements, culture, politics, and rants

Nathan Bransford - A blog by a literary agent

Neil Gaiman's Journal - A blog by writer Neil Gaiman

Paper Cuts - New York Times book blog, by the editors of the Book Review

Peter Stothard - The editor of the Times Literary Supplement

ReadySteadyBook - A British lit blog

The Book Blog - the book blog of New Yorker Magazine

The Comics Curmudgeon - Criticism of the daily comics

The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Daily entries from the 17th century

The Elegant Variation - A literary weblog

The Kenyon Review Blog - News, thoughts, and tips from the Kenyon Review

The Literary Saloon - The weblog of the Complete Review

The Millions - Features, columns, book reviews, and book lists

The Reading Experience - Lit Crit and critical resources

Three Guys One Book - short reviews & thoughts on the publishing industry

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All Songs Considered - the blog for the popular NPR show

A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz
- A jazz blog run through National Public Radio

Classical Convert
- Classical music for non-classical people

The Current - blog for the Minneapolis based independent radio station

Music Mix - Entertainment Weekly's current music blog

Night After Night - Conspicuous consumption of music, live & otherwise, in NYC

On An Overgrown Path - Thoughts from a music producer

Pitchfork - One of the leading music websites 

Sequenza21/ - The Contemporary Classical Music Community

The Air This Week - For a listing of classical music programs on the radio, updated each week

The Rest Is Noise - A companion site for books by the New Yorker music critic

WKSU - A classical music blog

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Music Journals & Resources

All About Jazz - Articles, reviews, stories, photos, & interviews

Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory & History

Jazz Inside Magazine - Articles, reviews, & interviews PLUS downloadable monthly NY-centric magazine

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary


About Last Night
- Criticism by Terry Teachout

artsJournal (theatre)
- Great resource for theatre news, articles, and reviews

Blogway Baby
- Musical Theatre news

- Blogs & news from

- Blogs, tweets, and thoughts from BroadwayGirl

Broadway Pulse
- From

Butts in the Seats
- Arts management

Cara Joy David
- New York arts journalist now blogging over at HuffPo

New York Theater
- From the Faster Times

Noises off
- From the UK's Guardian

Peter Filichia's Diary
- Thoughts on theatre with emphasis on musicals

- From

- From theatre critic Elizabeth Vincentelli

The Playgoer
- Theatre news, reviews & commentary

What's Good / What Blows in NY Theate
r - snark reviews for snarky people 

The Wicked Stage
- News from American Theatre's Assoc. Editor

- The Time Out New York theatre blog

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Visual Art

Art21 Blog - An online offshoot of the famed PBS series looking at 21st century art

art as authority - Critical discussion and information about arts in San Diego

Art Babble - Play Art Loud

Art Fag City - Art news and gossip around New York

Art History News - Original commentary and synopses of news of interest for art historians

Artlog - Art in real time

ArtObserved - The world of art, from the eyes of New York

Artopia - John Perreault's art diary

Artrift - Scholarly explorations in reality and imagination

Bloggy - Art and culture

Brooklyn Museum Blog - The official blog for the Brooklyn Museum

C-Monster - High and low art collide in this entertaining blog

Cartoon Brew - News and trends in animation

Compressionism - Art-as-evidence: digital performance/analog archive

CultureGrrl - An award-winning blog from Lee Rosenbaum

Drawn - The illustration and cartooning blog

Eye Level - Produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Harlem Hybrid - A Harlem photoblog

Hyperallergic - Always thinking about art in every way possible

IllustrationMundo - A quirky collection of illutrations

Inside/Out - The official blog for the MoMA and PS 1

Jumping in Art Museums - The name says it all 

Museum 2.0 - a blog looking at participatory museum experiences

Ocular Octopus - Fine arts photography and visual culture

The Flog - A look a various arts collections

The Wooster Collective - For fans of street art, a blog that covers it around the world

Your Daily Art - An art history blog

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Visual Art Journals and Resources

Absolute Art - Current art trends

Archinect - Making architecture more connected

ArtCat - Listings of underpublicised galleries and artists in NYC

ArtKrush - International Art Online

Artists Unite - A forum for visual and performing artists

Art Forum - News, reviews, guides, previews, & more

Art Knowledge News - From the magazine, unbiased art info & news

Arts & Letters Daily - Articles, essays, news & books

Cabinet Magazine - Quarterly magazine of art and culture (multidisciplinary)

Core 77 - Design magazine and resource

Designboom - An all-inclusive look at industrial design today

Frieze Magazine - A magazine of contemporary art and culture

Gallery Driver - A source for finding galleries, artists, and art blogs

Modern Contemporary Art - Modern contemporary design and culture

MUSEO Magazine - Contemporary art within the framework of art history

Neoimages Contemporary Art - Galleries, opportunities, buying/dealing, social networking

NewsGrist - Short profiles, exhibition reviews, op-ed pieces, & online coverage

NYArts Magazine - The international guide to the art world

The Art Newspaper - A newspaper for the art world

We Make Money Not Art - The intersection between art, design, and technology

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