For 16 years, Seoul had a law that required new buildings to also install new public art. A lot of the resulting art was bad, so the law has been changed to allow builders to donate money instead of commissioning the art themselves.
“Unless citizens actively petition for the removal of any bad art that’s already installed, they’ll have to live with it,” said Yang Hyun-mi, a professor of culture and arts administration at Sangmyung University.
People again point to “Amabel” as a case in point. First installed in 1996 at a cost of $1.4 million, Stella’s work was subtitled “Flowering Structure.” The piece, the artist said, symbolized the endurance of steel and the role it has played in human endeavors.
Several years ago, however, officials responding to critics chose to plant trees to try to hide the sculpture after deciding the $400,000 cost to move it to Korea’s Museum of Modern Art was too expensive.
In today’s “Peanuts” comic strip Negro and white children are portrayed together in school.
School integration is a sensitive subject here, particularly at this time when our city and county schools are under court order for massive compulsory race mixing.
We would appreciate it if future “Peanuts” strips did not have this type of content.
From Dangerous Minds. On a related note is the below video (via the Dish) of William F. Buckley debating a man who’s now recognizable as a disgusting, unrepentant racist who uses language that sounds to my ear distinctly Tea Party-ish.
Burrow is looking for an objective, science-based truth.
“I would like to just find out, because it’s got my interest piqued,” he said. “I believe Bigfoot exists, but I don’t believe it has mystical powers like many people say it does. I think it’s just an unknown species that hasn’t been discovered or hasn’t fully evolved.”
In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.