As long as it does not result in violence, as it did with Representative Giffords, I would rather have free speech and some degree of polarized politics than be fighting on the streets for a basic right that some of us might take for granted.
For those alienated by the Arcade Fire's win, it strangely feels like last year's public outcry about Obamacare. The whole package was met with a wariness that this was somehow too big and too Canadian.
I was driving along the coast when I dipped into that sort of "observing" space. Instead of humming along to the songs on the stations, I actually started listening to them -- and what they were trying to tell me.
It turns out that the influence of the arts may go far beyond the audience retention benefits of Glee: Green Bay Packers players had been adding a bit of the secret weapon of the arts to their own game arsenals.
Love him or hate him, Kanye West is the PR train wreck viewers can't turn away from. Some hoped the Taylor Swift debacle would keep West quiet, but a little site called Twitter let the star return to the scene loud and proud 24/7.