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  • Nazi saluter's arrest violated freedom of speech, court rules

     
    The city of Santa Cruz violated the 1st Amendment rights of an advocate for the homeless when the mayor had him arrested nearly nine years ago for giving a Nazi salute at a City Council meeting, a federal appeals court......
  • MOCA takes down anti-war mural: should it be removed?

     
    Street art may be making long-deserved waves in the art world these days, but that doesn't mean graffiti gurus are ready for the gallery scene just yet. Some growing pains, as reported by our colleagues at the L.A. Times: The Italian street artist Blu,...
  • MOCA's decision to whitewash Blu's controversial mural: Censorship or sensitivity?

     
    Was MOCA's decision to whitewash the commissioned mural from graffiti artist Blu a matter of censorship or sensitivity? The provocative antiwar mural showed coffins draped with dollar bills instead of flags -- in an area of downtown that neighbors a......
  • 2 men found shot to death at business complex in Pomona [Updated]

     
    Twin brothers were found shot to death Wednesday morning in a parking lot in back of a business complex in Pomona, authorities said....
  • Descendants of Armenian genocide victims seek $65 million from Turkey for seized land

     
    Three Armenian American descendants of victims of the Armenian genocide nearly a century ago filed suit Wednesday against the government of Turkey and two Turkish banks, claiming they are owed at least $65 million for property seized from their relatives....
  • Public screenings abound for video art censored by Smithsonian

     
    The Smithsonian Institution's recent decision to censor a video artwork by the late David Wojnarowicz has spurred a nationwide backlash among critics and arts ogranizations. One form that reaction has taken is the decision by museums and galleries to...
  • Gloucester taxpayers' bill for VACO: $3,970

     
    Three Gloucester County supervisors and County Administrator Brenda Garton attended the Virginia Association of Counties annual conference on Nov. 5-9 at cost to county taxpayers of $3,970, according to documents from the county. The top spender was...
  • How Blu sees the MOCA mural episode

     
    Today, Italian street artist Blu -- whose MOCA-commissioned anti-war mural on a wall of the Geffen Contemporary was taken down because museum Director Jeffrey Deitch found it insensitive to the neighborhood -- gave his side of the story in an......
  • Anonymous street artist puts up mural condemning MOCA director

     
    An anonymous L.A. street artist spoke out Thursday about MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch's decision to paint over another artist's mural that he had commissioned -- making a statement in the form of a provocative piece of guerrilla poster art glued......
  • How much was street artist Blu paid for whitewashed MOCA mural? [Updated]

     
    How much does a street artist command these days for, say, a large-scale mural on the exterior wall of a major metropolitan museum? The Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo, to be specific. By now the much-talked-about “mural incident” between MOCA.......
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visits China

     
    Facebook Inc. chief Mark Zuckerberg was spotted in Beijing on Monday touring the campus of China’s No. 1 search engine, Baidu, ending months of anticipation as to when he would visit China, the world’s largest Internet market. Baidu confirmed the........
  • ESPN boots Hank Williams Jr. from 'Monday Night Football'

     
    Hank Williams Jr.: ESPN severs ties with Hank Williams Jr. over his Hitler remarks about President Obama...