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Artist Turns Hummer Into 'CEO Stagecoach'

Work is stab at 'unsustainable' auto industry

(Newser) - In commentary on what he sees as the “unsustainable” auto industry, artist Jeremy Dean has turned a Hummer H2 into a horse-drawn “CEO Stagecoach.” “As I see it,” he writes on his blog (which also has video of the stagecoach’s Central Park tour), “... More »

The Best of the Bush Years: Cultural Edition

Newsweek picks most emblematic TV, music, movies of last 8 years

(Newser) - The Bush years have been their own little era, sparking artistic dissent and encouraging elaborations on new national themes. Newsweek had its top critics pick the piece from their field that seems most indicative of this decade:
  • American Idol: "Like Dubya, the show makes a virtue of its unflagging
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China's New Artist Policy Could Ban Spielberg

Director's Darfur protest stunt may run afoul of Beijing leadership

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg or his films could be banned from China under the new rules barring artists seen as a threat to national sovereignty, the Hollywood Reporter notes. Spielberg rankled Chinese leadership when he publicly withdrew from an artistic advisory board for the Beijing Olympics in protest of the nation’s... More »

Census Paints Picture of America's Artists

2M work in the arts, outnumbering doctors and lawyers

(Newser) - America has an army of artists that rivals the military in size, the New York Times reports. The National Endowment of the Arts has used census figures to paint a portrait of the almost 2 million Americans making their living from artistic professions—more, the Times notes, than the number... More »

Pacino, Ono Push for Dead Celeb Bill

NY law would bar unauthorized bobble heads for 70 years

(Newser) - Actor Al Pacino and Yoko Ono are lobbying the New York legislature to make it a misdemeanor to merchandise unauthorized images of dead celebrities for up to 70 years after their death. The use of sound recordings, or faces and names on anything from T-shirts to bobble heads would require... More »

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