Have you ever thought about the typography of Alien? Not enough, you haven't.
I'll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created, says Doug Giles.
Much less nutty is Ralph Myers, who wrote a really excellent thing about the effects of arts management (in Australia) being in the hands of business people rather than artists. Here's a long messy portmanteau quotation.
There are a raft of reasons why this is the case, and some of them
are broader cultural trends ... However, this itself does not
explain their almost total dominance. The real reason is that
businesspeople are on boards is very practical – they’re there to raise
It has been noted often that government support for the
major performing arts companies and festivals has been declining, in
real terms, for decades. The companies have adapted to this by
attempting to increase revenue from elsewhere – at the box office where
they can – but primarily through cadging money from the private sector ... This has lead to overwhelming pressure
to appoint well-connected and/or wealthy people to the boards of our
companies ... [G]overnments
have been encouraging, measuring and facilitating private and corporate
giving to the arts as a way to deflect pressure on the public purse.
Nugent rightly forced companies to be more accountable and financially
responsible, but the consequence is that they rapidly became more
corporate too ... I want to focus on its effect on that other key
role of the board, the appointment of the artistic director ...
We like people with similar mindsets to us. People who think like us. This
is natural thing. We understand them and thus we like people like us
better than those who are not. We speak the same language, we can
empathise with them, and we instinctively trust them. So, it should come
as no surprise to us that boards, when charged with the task of finding
a new AD, are appointing people who they instinctively trust and
understand. People like them.