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'Hide/Seek' Portrait Defended By Smithsonian Chief In Wake Of Controversy

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — After complaints prompted him to cut a 4-minute video from an exhibition about gay contributions to art, the secretary of the Smit...

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell": A Useful Policy for the "Hide/Seek" Show at National Portrait Gallery

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Politicians who know relatively little about art and museums should adhere to the "don't ask" admonition: They should refrain from asking the NPG to take down works that, in professional curators' judgment, belong in the show.

CENSORSHIP: Warhol Foundation Pushes Back On Smithsonian Censorship

Jim Hedges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Hedges

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, one of the nation's largest patrons of arts institutions, programs for arts education and artistic exp...

The Video John Boehner Doesn't Want You To See

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, incoming House Speaker John Boehner and incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor were acting like they'd received a gift from above. On N...

Nobody's Gonna Spoil Our Christmas -- Not While We've Got Leadership in Congress!

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Norman Lear

With all the joblessness, foreclosures, homelessness, an exploding deficit and a couple of wars we are fighting, the new Republican leadership is battling to keep a piece of art from spoiling their Christmas season.

Republican Congressman Calls For Congressional Investigation Of Controversial Artwork

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A GOP lawmaker from Georgia is breaking ground on the party's ambitious new agenda by calling for a congressional investigation into a recently remove...