An article about the use of latex puppets by this television show (Africa) may be viewed here.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
At the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the sponsor required the removal of a poster promoting a book, because the poster referenced internet firewalls in China. The book is Access Controlled; a review may be viewed here. The forum sponsor is the United Nations.
The language deemed in violation of UN forum policies, from the poster: "The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems."
The US Supreme Court (District of Columbia) this Thanksgiving week declined to hear a case with a protracted history, alleging that their NFL home team name and marks disparage persons, living and dead, in violation of trademark law. An article may be viewed here. The case is Harjo v. Pro Football, Inc. (1992)
This Porsche Cayman is a 2 seater, a product of German engineering; the Crocs Cayman is a plastic clog, supposedly based on an Italian design, a concept hatched by Americans in Colorado.
The German carmaker (There is no substitute) has sued the American footwear company (The perfect shoe for beach or boat) alleging infringement, consumer confusion and the dilution of Porsche's established brand , in a German court.
Disney and (Norwegian behemouth) Luxo AS had enjoyed a 23 year history of amicable co-existence---but see Luxo AS v. the Walt Disney Company et al 09-cv-7689, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan.)
An article outlining the dispute and its expeditious resolution, may be viewed here.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is a cropped image from a larger work, "One Nation Under God," by Jon McNaughton (American). A link to the artist's website, which includes an interview with the artist, and descriptions of 60 elements of symbolism in the master piece, may be viewed here; an article via the Huffington post, may be viewed here.
Doffing, the ArtSmith.
Friday, November 27, 2009
An article about this image of a well-known actress sitting for a recreation of Titan's Diana and Actaeon, which is in danger of being removed from display at the National Gallery in London; an article may be viewed here.
BBC Two issued a challenge to artists to create a 21st century version of the painting, and this photographer responded thus.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
NBC decided not to show this PETA ad, scheduled to run today during the broadcast of the Macy's parade in New York; it features a child's giving earnest and descriptive thanks to god before a traditional holiday meal. An article including a YouTube video of the spot, with its references to dirt, poop, chemicals, and lest we forget, rainbows, may be viewed here.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
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Saturday, November 21, 2009
A slant on the relationship between the universal Church and art may be viewed here; another article, reporting that il Papa will suggest that his guests donate a work to the Vatican collection, may be viewed here.
An article about manly papal footwear may be viewed here.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Inside Time, a monthly periodical distributed to prisoners in the UK recalled 50,000 copies of an issue containing this image, when it was posited that the image could be offensive to a religious group represented within the general population.
The Jailhouse lawyer post may be viewed here.
As reported by the ACLU, an artist has settled her wrongful detention case against the police in Snohomish (outside of Seattle, Washington State.) She was detained after taking 17 photographs of an electrical substation from publicly accessible spots; there were no signs advising of any restrictions against taking photographs. The artist incorporates the images into etchings. An article close in time to the arrest may be viewed here.