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NYT Lectures on U.S.'s 'Endless Consumption,' Hawks $38K Croc Handbags and Gold-Plated Lamb Skulls

A New York Times opera critic uses a review to wag his finger at capitalism: "And few times like the present seem so appropriate for the work’s coruscating attack on a culture of endless ...

Art Critic Takes on 'Noxious Vibes Emanating' from the Ultra-Rich '1 Percent'

Taking on the "noxious" 1 percenters in the arts pages: "True, art-worldlings did at least adopt one thing from the Occupy Wall Street movement: a new identifying label for the source of ...

Front of the Arts Section: We're All Doomed By Climate Change

This is an Arts story? "The show...is an ambitious attempt to call attention to the long-range impact of humanity's unrelenting thirst for energy. The melting of glaciers on the Tibetan plateau, ...

NYT Highlights the Plight of State Cuts to the Arts: Say Goodbye to the Largest Ball of Twine Replica

New York Times writer Robin Pogrebin on Tuesday highlighted cuts to arts funding by the states and the negative effect it will have on replicas of the largest ball of twine. The headline blared, ...

Hypocrisy on Display: NYT Defends, Runs Photo of Ants-on-Crucifix Art, But Proudly Refused to Run Muhammad Cartoons

From London, critic Michael Kimmelman mocked conservative critics of the Smithsonian's sponsorship of an artist's clip showing ants crawling on a crucifix, a picture of which appears in the Times. ...

Talking Ants-on-Crucifix Art, Frank Rich Grieves 'Homophobia Is at Most a Misdemeanor' in D.C.

Frank Rich loses it again, defending in nasty and personal terms the ants-on-crucifix art on display at the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. "The incident is chilling because it suggests that ...

Art Critic on 'Ideological Strong-Arming' of D.C. Gay Artists Show: 'Difference Was Sent Back Into Hiding'

Art critic Holland Cotter did not approve of the removal of a video from a Smithsonian show featuring gay artists, and made it known in a pretentious manner: "With the exhibition 'Hide/Seek: ...

Surprise: Museum Critic Attacks 'Manipulative' Exhibit on Science in the Muslim World

Edward Rothstein criticizes post 9-11 political correctness toward the Muslim world while reviewing a flawed, propagandistic exhibition on the history of science: "Perhaps because one tendency in ...

Britain Trims Artistic Waste

The new coalition government in Britain has agreed on one target for spending cuts: arts spending. It would seem odd to deny hip replacements in favor of funding a nasty anti-Catholic ballet.

Mike Hale Can't Stand "Right-Wing Ranter" Glenn Beck Mocking Democrats

Mike Hale can't abide Glenn Beck's mocking of Democrats: "...there was little in the show to reassure those who see Mr. Beck as a right-wing ranter bordering on a demagogue....jokes that pounded ...
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