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  • Nazi saluter's arrest violated freedom of speech, court rules

     
    The city of Santa Cruz violated the 1st Amendment rights of an advocate for the homeless when the mayor had him arrested nearly nine years ago for giving a Nazi salute at a City Council meeting, a federal appeals court......
  • MOCA takes down anti-war mural: should it be removed?

     
    Street art may be making long-deserved waves in the art world these days, but that doesn't mean graffiti gurus are ready for the gallery scene just yet. Some growing pains, as reported by our colleagues at the L.A. Times: The Italian street artist Blu,...
  • MOCA's decision to whitewash Blu's controversial mural: Censorship or sensitivity?

     
    Was MOCA's decision to whitewash the commissioned mural from graffiti artist Blu a matter of censorship or sensitivity? The provocative antiwar mural showed coffins draped with dollar bills instead of flags -- in an area of downtown that neighbors a......
  • 2 men found shot to death at business complex in Pomona [Updated]

     
    Twin brothers were found shot to death Wednesday morning in a parking lot in back of a business complex in Pomona, authorities said....
  • Italian street artist Blu calls MOCA's removal of his mural censorship

     
    In a Times' report on MOCA's controversial decision to whitewash an antiwar mural it had commissioned for the Geffen Contemporary, museum director Jeffrey Deitch discusses his reasons for painting over the artwork. Blu, the Italian street artist who...
  • Shepard Fairey weighs in on MOCA's mural controversy

     
    When the anarchical spirit of street art meets the buttoned-down world of museums, the results can sometimes be messy and even controversial. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles learned it the hard way this weekend when it decided......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Despite 'Desperate Housewives', media still not free, according to WikiLeaks cable

     
    American diplomats appeared pleased with Saudi Arabia's new strategy to control editors and journalists, according to a secret State Department dispatch disclosed this week by the watchdog site WikiLeaks that offered a rare peak into the shadowy...
  • Why the WikiLeakers are not quite Rosa Parks

     
    When Julian Assange talks about transparency and our right to know about our government, he has at least a fighting chance of winning over the public. He stakes out a difficult but righteous position: that the media deserve special latitude......
  • L.A. gallery to show controversial video art censored by Smithsonian

     
    A gallery in downtown Los Angeles is planning to show a video by the late artist David Wojnarowicz that is currently at the center of a censorship debate at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The CB1 Gallery said in......
  • Monster Mash: Artists protest Smithsonian's act of censorship; Ai Weiwei stopped from leaving China

     
    More controversy: Protesters marched in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in protest of the Smithsonian's recent decision to censor a video by artist David Wojnarowicz that depicts Jesus Christ covered with ants. (Washington Post) Dissident: Artist Ai...
  • Art museum directors issue stern Smithsonian rebuke

     
    The Assn. of Art Museum Directors today issued an unusual, strongly worded rebuke to the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., for censoring a work of art included in the critically acclaimed exhibition "Hide/Seek:...