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Arts Council England Sees Cuts: 21% Jobs, 50% Property

The nation's cultural agency will fire 117, reduce regional offices.

Big Brother (Homeland Security) Keeps Going Local

Obama's executive order sends federal tentacles further into cities' private/public functions.

The Fog of Foreign Policy

The lame-stream media has covered the Libyan TERROR attacks with the enthusiasm of a drug addict forced into rehab.
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Entertation Index, October 15-26: Cursing on TV

Dish on Snoop, Tom Hanks, The Donald, perennial fave LiLo and more.

Puppets to Take Over the World, Starting in Washington, DC

A Million Puppet March on Washington. A call to action for the rest of us.

The Third-Party Debate: Candor, Caring and Clarity

Four presidential candidates, basically silenced by major media, publicly state their cases.

The Sound of музыка: Moscow Woos Musical Theatre

Two stages open this year in Russian capital.

Will “Nones” Elect the Next President?

Pew survey shows the "religiously unaffiliated" carry political power.

Amanda Palmer and the Gift Economy

Being Amanda Palmer is not a teleological suspension of the ethical.

5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Stephen Mo Hanan

Why all of King Lear's violence is verbal.

The Future of an Illusion 2012

Dr. Freud would have something to say about Americans' faith in financial markets.

Ping Pong Doc Serves Up Case Study in Film Funding

Grants are great for social issue documentaries, but for everyone else there's Kickstarter.

The CFR Attends the Hofstra Presidential Debate

Welcome back Mr. President. Obama practically danced on stage last night.

Happy National Arts and Humanities Month!

America's most popular holiday rolls around every October.

Entertation Index, Oct. 1-12: Magic & Snakmasters

Dish on Billie Joe, Britney, LiLo, Madonna, Ke$ha, The Biebs and more. Plus: facial hair.

Has Nobel Prize Made Peace with China?

Is literature award to Mo Yan both an honor and olive branch?

Put the Paint Down and Step Away from the Landmark

A mural for the back of Philadelphia's PSFS Building is a disastrous idea.

Don’t Call Me “Experimental”

Or "alternative" or "fringe". And definitely not "cutting-edge".

A New Sheriff is Coming to Town

After crushing Obama in last week's debate, Romney doubles down by giving a well-timed speech on foreign policy.

One Pussy Riot Member Freed from Russian Prison

Two group members remain to serve terms for church performance protesting Putin.