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5 Ways to Achieve Cheap Immortality Through Art

Simone Collins | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Forget developing relationships with those at the edge of anti-aging research. Perhaps you would do better by buddying up with an animator!

Being Commissioned to Create a Work of Art is Flattering, but There Are Headaches too

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Commissioned work usually involves having the piece approved by the buyer during one or more steps of the creation process -- for instance, the design or half-way done or at the end.

HELP DESK: Hell is Other People

Bean Gilsdorf | Posted 06.01.2012 | Arts
Bean Gilsdorf

Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling -- or any other activity related to --...

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

The Painting Pen: Two Sides of the Studio, the Commissioned Work and the Spectrum Painting

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Bernays

I like painting commissions. Sure, it's of a dog. Not exactly high art, but the finished piece will be loved. I am released from the constant art sc...

Our Incredible Shrinking Democracy

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Commissions are a default, undemocratic mechanism for handing off difficult issues to "experts." But reducing the long-term budget deficit has little to do with expertise. It's about our nations' values and priorities.

How to Pay for Health Care Reform: Let the American People (Acting Like a Commission) Decide

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Democrats should pass health care reform, and include within it a "Commission of the American People" to decide how to pay for it.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.