Friday, February 27, 2009

The egg has to hatch first

This LA Times piece on Obama and a possible resurgence in arts funding has been getting some play. It's hard to get too excited though, as the piece is whole bunch of speculation and very little substance...

...Sorry, but if these are the straws that arts funding is grasping at, then that is a commentary in and of itself. Not that I don't think Obama isn't an arts-friendly president, but I'll wait for something a little more solid than his Facebook page before I get my hopes up.
CR also links to a NYT piece about the humanities which I read earlier this week; the gist of it is that during times of greater penny-pinching, funding for the arts usually goes down, not up.

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