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  • 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......
  • 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......