QoTD, Promises, Promises edition.
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman*, on why the federal government needs to subsidize mimes: “The marketplace shouldn’t be the sole determinant of what is allowed to flourish,” Landesman said, adding that the renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe would likely not be able to survive solely on ticket sales. Given that the renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe – no, I’ve never heard of them, either – apparently | Read More »
Breaking: Yosi Sergant fired in NEA payola scandal.
Another win for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government. Jake Tapper has the details: Embattled former National Endowment for the Arts communications director Yosi Sergant is out of a job. Late this afternoon, the NEA released a short statement saying, “This afternoon Yosi Sergant submitted his resignation from the National Endowment for the Arts. His resignation has been accepted and is effective immediately.” The agency provided no | Read More »
A roundup of the NEA propaganda scandal.
There’s not much to say about the NEA propaganda scandal that hasn’t been said by others, but a link round-up will be hopefully useful for those getting up to speed. We begin here with the Big Government articles themselves. Summary: transcripts and audio reveal that the conference call of August 10th involving the federal agencies NEA, United We Serve, and the Office of Public Engagement; | Read More »
Art for politics’ sake.
Via Instapundit, the funniest thing that you’ll read all day. From Patrick Courrielche: I find it hard to believe that the Obama Joker creator is the only serious detractor (assuming that it is a critical commentary) within the art community. And I’m sure the incendiary criticism will keep others from creating similar images. But regardless of political affiliation, the art community must embrace all rational | Read More »