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  • It's 'Spy vs. Spy' all over again: 'Simpsons' satire pits Bill O'Reilly against Fox TV

     
    You've gotta love Rupert Murdoch. He is the ultimate big-tent capitalist. As I reported recently, Murdoch happily helps bankroll Jim Cameron's new environmental fund as a way of guaranteeing that his film division gets two more "Avatar" films while, with....
  • The troubled state of Tamaulipas: 'The narcos rule our lives'

     
    Tamaulipas, a state in Mexico's northeast across from Texas, is currently the site of some of the most severe clashes in Mexico's drug war. Fierce fighting between drug gangs and the military in the streets of several cities has been reported, and at...
  • ISRAEL: Waiting for the WikiLeaks shoe to drop, still cleaning up past messes

     
    As elsewhere, readers and leaders in Israel were waiting on Sunday for the WikiLeaks shoe to drop. Israel is included in a long list of countries that received a heads up from the U.S. about possible diplomatic embarrassment ahead. Prime......
  • Free speech: V.S. Naipaul, Hari Kunzru and WikiLeaks

     
    After protests from some Turkish authors, Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul decided against giving the opening speech at the inaugural European Writers' Parliament last week. The European Writers' Parliament was conceived by two other Nobel...
  • Monster Mash: Artists protest Smithsonian's act of censorship; Ai Weiwei stopped from leaving China

     
    More controversy: Protesters marched in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in protest of the Smithsonian's recent decision to censor a video by artist David Wojnarowicz that depicts Jesus Christ covered with ants. (Washington Post) Dissident: Artist Ai...
  • Art museum directors issue stern Smithsonian rebuke

     
    The Assn. of Art Museum Directors today issued an unusual, strongly worded rebuke to the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., for censoring a work of art included in the critically acclaimed exhibition "Hide/Seek:...
  • Puerto Rican community leader cleared in City Hall arrest

     
    The criminal case against a Puerto Rican businessman and community leader arrested at an Orlando City Hall function was dropped for lack of sufficient evidence, even before any charge was brought in court. Carlos Guzmán, general manager of the commu...
  • L.A. gallery to show controversial video art censored by Smithsonian

     
    A gallery in downtown Los Angeles is planning to show a video by the late artist David Wojnarowicz that is currently at the center of a censorship debate at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The CB1 Gallery said in......
  • Why the WikiLeakers are not quite Rosa Parks

     
    When Julian Assange talks about transparency and our right to know about our government, he has at least a fighting chance of winning over the public. He stakes out a difficult but righteous position: that the media deserve special latitude......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Despite 'Desperate Housewives', media still not free, according to WikiLeaks cable

     
    American diplomats appeared pleased with Saudi Arabia's new strategy to control editors and journalists, according to a secret State Department dispatch disclosed this week by the watchdog site WikiLeaks that offered a rare peak into the shadowy...
  • Italian street artist Blu calls MOCA's removal of his mural censorship

     
    In a Times' report on MOCA's controversial decision to whitewash an antiwar mural it had commissioned for the Geffen Contemporary, museum director Jeffrey Deitch discusses his reasons for painting over the artwork. Blu, the Italian street artist who...
  • Shepard Fairey weighs in on MOCA's mural controversy

     
    When the anarchical spirit of street art meets the buttoned-down world of museums, the results can sometimes be messy and even controversial. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles learned it the hard way this weekend when it decided......