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Iranian Actress Faces 90 Lashes

Marzieh Vafamehr also faces year in prison for appearing in film about artistic freedom

(Newser) - An Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for participating in a film about artistic limitations in her nation. Marzieh Vafamehr was busted this summer after starring in My Tehran for Sale , which tells the story of an actress whose theater work is banned.... More »

Smithsonian Boss: I Regret Yanking Video So Quickly

G. Wayne Clough now says he was too hasty on crucifix film

(Newser) - The head of the Smithsonian said he's now sorry he so quickly yanked a video from a museum exhibit featuring gay artists because of warnings by Republican Party leaders that it could trigger "budgetary consequences." It's "the most painful thing I've ever done," G. Wayne Clough... More »

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