How, and more importantly who, do contemporary artists collect? Neither Matt nor I really set out to collect art, but as Matt says, "spending your life in the presence of art, you start to pick up things that you love." Most of the pieces he owns come with a story, and often with a trade.
We the people do have some power over what is broadcast in our own communities, at least in theory. But in fact, petitions to deny stations' licenses languish for years, and the FCC has no record of the last time any station's license has been pulled.