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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Your Cultural Bill of Rights

posted by on October 16 at 14:51 PM

For weeks I’ve been soaking up Bill Ivey’s new book Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights.

Cultural rights, you say? What are those?

Exactly. It’s a book you want to pick up (and at Powell’s it’s only $16.95). I’ve written about it here.

For more natural linkage between art and politics, see Modern Art Notes’s series this week on contemporary art and the American flag, which also has its own gallery (that you can add to) on BuzzFeed.

My favorite of the images up now is by photojournalist Todd Heisler. Remember this one?


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anyone that can look at this image and STILL vote Republican has no soul.

Posted by CattyMaran | October 16, 2008 3:05 PM

That picture is amazing. Jesus.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 16, 2008 3:19 PM

every single viewing of that photo it takes my breath away. just incredible...who can't look at it and not say "no more!!!". thanks.

Posted by kvz | October 16, 2008 3:53 PM

that is such a powerful photo on so many levels: emotionally, symbolically, and compositional-wise.

I was going to post a link to this American flag art, but I can not get that photo out of my mind.

Posted by mama4obama | October 16, 2008 4:11 PM

The Army had to pay the airline $25 for each additional coffin.

Posted by Mahtli69 | October 16, 2008 10:24 PM

While I appreciate you guys linking to Powells instead of Amazon it should be noted that there are actual physical bookstores in Seattle that do actually sell actual books.

I'm just saying...

Posted by Michael Wells | October 17, 2008 11:33 AM

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