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  • Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret's former husband, dies aged 86

    The Queen was said to be “saddened” tonight after Lord Snowdon, her former brother-in-law and the original “royal rebel” died at the age of 86... ...Snowdon earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost photographers, with subjects as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie and, of course, the Royal family...
  • What concerts/performances did you attend in 2016.

    12/26/2016 4:46:29 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 182 replies
    12/26/2016 | GSWarrior
    As I get older I attend fewer concerts. I wish they began at 4pm instead of 10pm. Here's my list: The Mekons Wynonna and the Big Noise Pere Ubu KT Tunstall Hiss Golden Messenger Kris Kristofferson Valerie June Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Contact Juggling - His Skills are Totally Hypnotizing (Video-Like David Bowie in "Labyrinth")

    12/21/2016 3:52:09 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Kuma Films
    Chinese kid performs the art of "contact juggling," which was made famous by David Bowie in "The Labyrinth."
  • Rocky goes to Washington! Trump taps Sylvester Stallone for top 'arts' role

    12/15/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies ^ | December 15, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    Donald Trump has drawn ‘first blood’ in the search for his incoming administration's senior arts role - by tapping up Rambo legend Sylvester Stallone. Sources have told the president-elect sees Hollywood icon Stallone as the perfect choice to make art great again. The likely position would be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that doles out funds to aspiring artists and creative projects. If Stallone is formally offered that job, his appointment will have to be approved by Congress. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Conservative arts policy: Not an oxymoron

    09/26/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    C2C Journal ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Leif Malling and Geoff Owen
    Artists are left wing, almost without exception. Most are contemptuous of conservatives. They loathe capitalism, trash tradition and back all the progressive, politically correct causes, from rainforests to electric cars to Obamacare. In July, Hollywood A-Listers lent their star power to the Democratic National Convention; Katy Perry, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon – even Bradley Cooper, star of American Sniper! A week earlier, the culturati scoffed at the (former) underwear model and reality TV personalities at the Republican National Convention. Michael Moore, Margaret Atwood, Neil Young, Sarah Polley, Alec Baldwin, K-OS, Sean Penn, Loco Locass, even Raffi – they all campaign...
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Breitbart's Blockbuster to Break Tomorrow at Noon)

    09/20/2009 8:07:11 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 40 replies · 3,338+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9-20-09 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    This is it; the story we were speculating about today. Well, this is the "pre-story" and the rest breaks tomorrow at noon (don't know EST or PST) But, there is even a larger issue that hasn’t yet received much attention in the press. Among the Obama Administration officials on the call were Buffy Wicks, Office of Public Engagement and the lead White House official on the President’s Serve.Gov initiative to promote national service. Also on the call was Nell Abernathy, Director of Outreach for Serve.Gov. One of their mail goals on the call, it seems, was to encourage artists to...
  • How to Identify a Healthy Culture

    06/01/2015 5:06:38 PM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | JUNE 1, 2015 | ANTHONY ESOLEN
    How should we judge the health of a culture? We might do it by pointing to its greatest virtues. The Greek city states between 500 and 300 B.C., though they were not especially densely populated, gave the west the architectural “language” it still employs for everything from grand hotels to private homes. The colonial house, in this sense, belongs to a Greek colony before the American. Athens gave us the ideals and some of the techniques of democracy. She invented the drama, and the great troika of tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, are unsurpassed by anyone to come, except for...
  • Mansions of the Lord -- West Point Glee Club

    05/25/2015 9:23:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    You Tube ^ | John Langslov and others
    In honor of Memorial Day and the fallen. This is a moving tribute by the West Point Glee Club with pictures collected by John Langslov. Solos by Ronan Tynan and Sgt. McKenzie. If this does not bring a tear to your eye, you have no heart.
  • Nothing But Your Best! You have to Earn It!

    12/08/2014 8:49:16 PM PST · by Maelstorm
    You Tube ^ | Dec 6, 2014 | Popular Sovereignty
    Nothing But Your Best! You have to Earn It! - YouTube via
  • Goodmorning!

    07/19/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 26 replies
  • NewsBusters Interview: Dana Gioia on Christian Retreat from the Culture

    12/24/2013 6:39:17 AM PST · by · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    For decades, there has been a lot of discussion about a “cultural war,” primarily between people of traditional faith and those who see religion as something of little value. Whether war is quite the right metaphor to describe the phenomenon, there certainly is a lot of pressure on people who adhere to traditionalist opinions, as Phil Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty can certainly attest. Yet while opponents of traditional beliefs and a politically unbalanced media have certainly proved harmful to faith in the public square, those two groups cannot be entirely blamed for the less prominent place that Christians now...

    11/24/2013 2:30:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-19-13 | Teresa Mull
    I went to a lecture recently presented by the Smithsonian. The subject of the talk was Jack Kerouac’s Francophone roots, and I was expecting lots of intellectual wanna-be Beatniks. Instead I was surrounded by a roomful of typical old lib academics. It felt as though I were living inside of NPR. You know the type: the women are skeletal from not eating meat and from biking too much and have salt and pepper hair which they cut when they decided they hated men and also decided to look like one. They prefer the unkempt, “natural” look to actually bothering to...
  • (Vanity) Thoughts on A Music Video

    11/19/2013 8:41:21 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-19-2013 | grey_whiskers
    Recently, I was watching an excellent concert video of the band Transatlantic playing their album The Whirlwind live in London. Neal Morse (formerly of Spock's Beard) had become a Christian -- I don't know whether any of the other band members were -- and the songs had a decidedly Christian overtone. Now the interesting thing I found, is not the Christian messages inherent in the songs; not of themselves. Rather, I found it interesting in that it differed from most contemporary Christian music in that it didn't suck. As Danny Glover said in the movie Angels in the Outfield, "There's...
  • Why can't we admit we're scared of Islamism?

    11/10/2013 2:01:25 PM PST · by jocon307 · 57 replies
    The annual [Passion for Freedom] exhibition is as close as London gets to underground art. That claim may surprise you. If you listen to artists, writers, academics and journalists, you would think that thousands of them operate in a radical underground. They say the right things. They ‘speak truth to power’, ‘transgress boundaries’, and all the rest of it. But you will have noticed that they are careful only to challenge religions that won’t hurt them (Christianity) and governments that won’t arrest them (democracies). The London-based Polish intellectuals who organise this artistic protest against abuses of human rights are braver....
  • Exotic Blades: The Karambit

    05/31/2013 9:50:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    TEOTWAWKI ^ | 5/28/13 | Alexander Wolf
    Exotic Blades: The Karambit An Emerson folding karambit The karambit comes to us from Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), where it has a long history and complex technique background. The tiger claw shaped blade, held in a reverse grip, edge out, brings with it unique characteristics for slashing, hooking and controlling an opponent. It can be straight up nasty and very effective. Unlike many martial arts weapons, the karambit remains an excellent choice for a backup weapon in modern combat. In particular, the karambit is useful as a close-quarters backup to a handgun. Someone grabs for your handgun--hold onto it with...
  • If You Love Aviation - Great Videos

    03/20/2013 11:36:10 AM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    Sleeping Dog Productions ^ | Ongoing | Sleeping Dog Productions
    Use full screen and turn up those speakers. These videos are well worth it....
  • Gratitude - Very Touching for a Sunday Morning

    02/10/2013 8:16:12 AM PST · by illiac · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Please take time to listen to the elder man's words... I hope you have many good days.
  • Magic Music Box - Amazing Engineering - Enjoy

    02/08/2013 1:20:25 PM PST · by illiac · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | YouTube
    Amazing to watch - fun to listen to....
  • 2013 Poet Laureate nominees (if Bam wins? )

    09/29/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT · by tsomer · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 2009 | Elizabeth Alexander
    If 'bam get's reelected, will we host another extravaganza? Will we have another poet reciting verse. In case you forgot: Well, this time, let's give somebody else a turn at the podium. I nominate Snoop Dogg:
  • Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility (??)

    08/28/2012 3:20:55 PM PDT · by libh8er · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8.16.2012
    (snip) ....... They measured social tolerance by two variables: Gender-orientation tolerance, measured by whether respondents would agree to having gay persons speak in their community or teach in public schools, and whether they would oppose having homosexually themed books in the library. Racial tolerance, measured by responses regarding various racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Eighty percent of the study respondents were Caucasian, LeRoux said. The researchers measured altruistic behavior by whether respondents said they had allowed a stranger to go ahead of them in line, carried a stranger's belongings, donated blood, given directions to a...
  • R-rated sculpture outside Hunter Museum, Chattanooga!

    05/02/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-2-12 | James
    One needs to be careful walking on the grounds outside the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This sculpture is of a very beautiful dancer cast out of metal....yet she is quite nude and very detailed. The Hunter Museum has a free audio recording which explains the art piece and the artist. I shot this myself earlier today with my new Ipad!
  • New study shows architecture, arts degrees yield highest unemployment

    01/04/2012 1:23:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2012 | By Peter Whoriskey
    College kids may choose to spend their campus days studying the glories of Plato, Shakespeare and Le Corbusier. But, as a new study points out, there may be a steep price to pay. Recent college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, according to a study being released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Among recent college graduates, those with the highest rates of unemployment had undergraduate degrees in architecture (13.9 percent), the arts (11.1 percent) and the humanities (9.4 percent), according to the study. The recent...
  • PHOTOS: Day bracketed by dramatic sunrise, sunset (Washington State)

    12/14/2011 12:42:21 PM PST · by illiac · 5 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 12/14/11 | SeattlePI
    Tuesday was a day that started with a stunning sunrise, as seen above in this photo by Associated Press photographer Elaine Thompson. The day was bracketed with another stunning display of color at sunset, courtesy of our dryer than usual December. Rain is expected to return later in the week.
  • God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood 9/11 Tribute

    09/11/2011 10:54:57 AM PDT · by illiac · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | Lee Greenwood
    Great Lee Greenwood Tribute with some 9/11 stills.
  • Milky-way-spins-around-mount-rainier-in-time-lapse-video

    08/10/2011 12:31:30 PM PDT · by illiac · 4 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 8/10/11 | Seattle PI
    Photographer Don Jensen is on a roll with Mount Rainier. Last week, he brought us this time-lapse video of stars circling the mountain, and now he’s taking his work one step further.
  • Obama's Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

    07/19/2011 10:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/19/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a "Secretary of Culture." Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration's crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified. Instead of one government-supported arts czar, the White House has designated an entire herd of them. On Tuesday, as part of Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official "America's Champions of Change for the Arts." This is the latest in a series of "public engagement" efforts overseen by...
  • NEA to Develop 'Logic Model' to Help Weigh the Worthiness of the Arts

    06/16/2011 3:01:05 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 24 replies
    Federal Business Opportunities ^ | June 3, 2011 | National Endowmen
    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has plans to develop a "logic model and measurement framework" that supposedly will help it weigh the impact of art on society and, presumably, when, why, and how that impact affects governmental funding of the arts. Here's an excerpt from the Statement of Work governing the project, which NEA intends to outsource to a "capable" contractor. "SECTION B SUPPLIES/SERVICES AND PRICES B.1 GENERAL Historically, generations of artists, philosophers, and social science researchers have struggled to define the role and impact of art in terms of public value. They have asked questions as fundamental...
  • Wisconsin Budget Panel Votes To Cut Arts Funding 66 Percent (Dems: "cynical attack on the arts")

    05/06/2011 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | May 5, 2011
    MADISON, Wis. -- The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to cut state funding for the arts by 66 percent. Gov. Scott Walker had proposed cutting funding for the Wisconsin Arts Board by 73 percent. The Joint Finance Committee voted Thursday to restore about $350,000 of the cut with taxpayer money if federal matching funds are available. Total money for the arts would drop from $1.6 million a year to $535,000. The committee also agreed with Walker's recommendation that the independent board be made a part of the state Tourism Department. Democrats railed against the proposal, saying there was no justification...
  • Philadelphia Orchestra filing for bankruptcy (to escape union contracts)

    04/18/2011 1:54:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies
    CBSNews/AP ^ | 04/18/2011 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra.
  • Best! Oscar! Ever!

    02/27/2011 12:41:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 28, 2011
    Every year since 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has crowned the year’s finest film. But which is the greatest Best Picture winner of all time? We entered the past 72 title-holders — beginning with 1938’s “You Can’t Take It With You” and ending with 2009’s “The Hurt Locker” — into a March Madness-style tournament, adjudicated by Post film critics Lou Lumenick and Kyle Smith.
  • WikiLeaks reportedly gets info on ‘pillars of society’

    01/17/2011 11:58:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 1/17/11 | Kate Gibson
    Former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer on Monday gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange data on about 2,000 clients that he contends may have evaded taxes, published reports said. At a press conference in London, Elmer told reporters about 40 politicians and “pillars of society” were among the individuals he gave Assange information on, the reports said. Elmer told The Observer newspaper during the weekend that the individuals named in the data include “business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates — from both sides of the Atlantic.” Elmer once headed the Cayman Islands office...
  • Denis Dutton, RIP (Arts & Letters Daily Editor)

    12/30/2010 5:14:02 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 7 replies · 59+ views ^ | December 29, 2010 | Stephen Metcalf
    Arts & Letters' founder/editor/curator was Denis Dutton, who died on Tuesday from cancer at the age of 66. He was the scion of the Dutton publishing family, a Californian who had moved to New Zealand to be a professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.* I traded e-mails with Denis, then joined him for lunch when he next passed through Manhattan. He was unlike anyone I'd ever met. Denis was a very sly, very funny, supereducated, and widely allusive lunch companion. . . . . . Still, it was not tough to discern, even if...
  • Public broadcasting on the chopping block in Virginia

    12/16/2010 8:33:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 16, 2010 | By Julian Walker
    Sesame Street residents, beware. State funding for public broadcasting is again on the chopping block in the package of budget amendments Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to submit to the General Assembly for consideration in 2011. The governor is proposing a $2 million reduction in the next fiscal year and a full phase-out by the close of the following year to save $4 million, according to administration figures. McDonnell included public broadcasting funding cuts in budget amendments he submitted to the legislature in the spring as part of a four-year plan to eliminate state support. They were rejected. While the governor...
  • Can Conservatives Win Back the Arts? (American values are coming back into the culture)

    12/17/2010 7:49:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2010 | Andrew Klavan
    Despite the Left’s best efforts, conservative and American values are coming back into the culture. After years of declaiming against the Left’s domination of our culture, I’m startled and delighted to discover that the tide is beginning to turn. My fellow conservatives should take note and lend a hand. For the last three decades or so, the usual conservative approach to the arts has been threefold: We complain about what’s being produced; we fret about the influence it will have; then we give up with a shrug. We complain because it seems to us the anti-American Left has made of...
  • Naked Men in National Museums

    12/07/2010 5:22:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | December 7, 2010 | Pat Buchanan
    What in the name of Gilbert Stuart is going on at the National Portrait Gallery? A week ago, CNSNews' Penny Starr reignited the culture war with an arresting story about the staid old museum that began thus: "The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitalia, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as 'homoerotic.'" Film of the crucifix with ants crawling on Jesus is from...
  • Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing...

    11/29/2010 2:37:07 PM PST · by MissesBush · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/29/10 | Penny Starr
    FULL TITLE: Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic." “This is an exhibition that displays masterpieces of American portraiture and we wanted to illustrate how questions of biography and identity went into the making of images that are canonical,”...
  • SanFran/NEA Stimulus Success Story of the Day!

    10/27/2010 7:57:18 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 1 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 27, 2010 | Consigliere5
    San Francisco/NEA Stimulus Success Story of the Day: #1 of 37Today's Profile: Alonzo King LINES BalletAccording to presents this week’s “Golden Hookah” to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for distributing $1.4 million in special economic “stimulus” grants to 37 “arts” organizations located in the City of San Francisco.Money for the grants was slipped into the $787-billion economic "stimulus" law that President Barack Obama signed in February 2009.While the NEA says the grants were awarded on the basis of artistic merit and excellence--and that political affiliation was in no way a part of the selection process--"arts" groups in...
  • Video: The Golden Hookah Award: 37 'Arts' Organizations in San Francisco Got $1.4 Million...

    10/22/2010 10:03:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 22, 2010 | Craig Bannister
    Complete title: The Golden Hookah Award: 37 'Arts' Organizations in San Francisco Got $1.4 Million in Federal 'Stimulus' Money Golden Hookah Award presents this week’s “Golden Hookah” to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for distributing $1.4 million in special economic “stimulus” grants to 37 “arts” organizations located in the City of San Francisco.Money for the grants was slipped into the $787-billion economic "stimulus" law that President Barack Obama signed in February 2009.While the NEA says the grants were awarded on the basis of artistic merit and excellence--and that political affiliation was in no way a part of the...
  • Idaho group honors Borglum, sculptor and Klansman

    07/05/2010 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 25 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/05/2010 | The Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho • A private group that drew attention in 2007 by naming U.S. Sen. Larry Craig to its “Idaho’s Hall of Fame” amid furor over his sex-sting arrest has elevated Mount Rushmore sculptor and Ku Klux Klan member Gutzon Borglum to its 2010 class of honorees. Borglum, born in Idaho Territory in 1867, chiseled heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt into South Dakota’s Black Hills. In the 1920s, he was also in the Klan. Recently, America has been debating the ambiguous legacy of another ex-Klansman, U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat...
  • Saturday morning fun: Design your own Arts and Crafts tile!

    06/05/2010 7:16:04 AM PDT · by Xenalyte · 9 replies · 271+ views
    Victoria & Albert Museum ^ | 6/5/10 | V&A Museum
    Create your own designs inspired by the tiles of William de Morgan. Save your finished design in the gallery, print it, and send it to friends. From Wiki: William Frend De Morgan (16 November 1839 – 15 January 1917) was an English potter and tile designer. A life-long friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass and furniture for Morris & Co. from 1863 to 1872. His tiles are often based on medieval designs or Persian patterns, and he experimented with innovative glazes and firing techniques. Galleons and fish were popular motifs, as were "fantastical" birds and other animals....
  • Emporio Armani S/S 2010 Jewellery

    04/03/2010 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 8 replies · 313+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 2nd, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Famed Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani’s young, urban upscale label Emporio Armani shines brightly with their S/S 2010 collection of bright, big and blingy jewelry and chunky accessories for women. You are making a bold, glittery and identifiable statement my friend, if you’re wearing an expensive Emporio Armani.
  • Art and the Christian

    03/30/2010 7:18:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies · 165+ views
    Probe Ministries ^ | Jerry Solomon & Jimmy Williams
    God, the Creator, a lover of the beauty in His created world, invited Adam, one of His creatures, to share in the process of "creation" with Him. He has permitted humans to take the elements of His cosmos and create new arrangements with them. Perhaps this explains the reason why creating anything is so fulfilling to us. We can express a drive within us which allows us to do something all humans uniquely share with their Creator. God has thus placed before the human race a banquet table rich with aesthetic delicacies. He has supplied the basic ingredients, inviting those...
  • James Cameron Talks About the Future of 3D!

    02/07/2010 2:36:35 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 9 replies · 344+ views
    Economic Vindicator! ^ | 2-7-10 | Maria
    Fox Entertainment held a special session at the World Economic Forum in Davos with James Cameron, director of Avatar. Clips of the movie were shown and James talked about the making of the film. Here, he answers the questions: How did you make a 3D movie, and what is the future of 3D? James has "greyed out" a bit!
  • Priest uses his talent for unusual mission

    12/31/2009 9:02:50 AM PST · by mlizzy · 1 replies · 234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-31-09 | John Rogers
    POMONA, Calif. | There's no steeple out front, no rows of pews inside, not even so much as a crucifix on display. Still, this cramped little art studio in the middle of what, until not very long ago, was a street with as many broken dreams as it has potholes, is the closest thing to paradise that the Rev. Bill Moore has found. It's the place where the 60-year-old Catholic priest serves God by creating abstract paintings that he sells by the hundreds. No ordinary preacher, the man known as Father Bill throughout Pomona's fledgling arts district long ago...
  • Man says wife can beat him each week

    12/01/2009 7:26:03 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 23 replies · 1,305+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | December 1, 2009 | Li Xinran
    Man says wife can beat him each week Li Xinran A. MAN with a violent wife has taken the unusual step of signing an agreement with her that allows his spouse to beat him once a week. Zhang, 32, said his wife Chen, who is skilled in martial arts, frequently beats him during disputes over petty things such as who will wash the dishes, Chongqing Evening News reported yesterday. Both Zhang, a photographer, and Chen want the marriage to continue and have sought a way to end her violent tirades. "I don't want to beat him very often, but I...
  • Rocco's Modern Life (Obama's NEA Chair - Ultra Moron)

    10/27/2009 12:33:25 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 476+ views ^ | 10/27/09 | Scott Johnson
    Rocco Landesman is President Obama's handpicked chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Last week he gave the keynote address to the 2009 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference. Those of us concerned about the politicization of life and art in the Age of Obama will not be consoled by a reading of Landesman's speech. The speech bears examination in its entirety, but Landesman's tribute to Obama is especially worth a look: This is the first president that actually writes his own books since Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since Lincoln. If you accept...
  • At the shelter,a weapons testing sim,and Anthroxtacy in Second Life

    09/25/2009 11:43:52 PM PDT · by axlebookmite · 33 replies · 983+ views
    Second Life ^ | 09/25/09 | Axlebookmite
    Me dancing at the shelter,it was crowded today. At a weapons testing sandbox testing out a machinegun i bought. At Anthroxtacy dancing.
  • Art for Obama... Or You Don't Eat!

    09/22/2009 1:04:40 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 945+ views
    ECR ^ | 22 Sep 09 | EC
    The National Endowment for the Arts held a startlingly inappropriate, creepily Stalinist, and probably illegal conference call for potential grant recipients the other day... and EC analyzes what they're really doing and why it's so damn creepy. If only Comrade Obama knew...he'd put a stop to this!
  • 'Artists' as Servants of Power

    09/21/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 598+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/21/2009 | James Taranto
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood is out today with new details on the National Endowment for the Arts scandal, including a full transcript and audio recording, as well as a CliffsNotes summary by John Nolte, of the notorious Aug. 10 conference call in which administration officials urged artists to help promote President Obama's legislative agenda. Formally, the call was led by Michael Skolnik, who is not a government employee. But Skolnik declares at the start of the call that he is acting on behalf of the administration:I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about...
  • The 2009 Emmy Awards Red Carpet (Blake Lively, Chloë Sevigny, Debra Messing, Ginnifer Goodwin)

    09/21/2009 7:07:48 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 2,531+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 21st, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    They looked marvelous and gave us one elegant thrill after another! The 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by Mad Men, 30 Rock and a whole host of classically coiffured stars, creatively couturing themselves in glamorous gowns and edgy ensembles. Blake Lively floated down the red carpet in her sexy red Versace gown. Olivia Wilde looked fabulous in a mint green Marchesa chiffon gown.