Rodin Out of Town


You may have already seen the story making the blogospheric rounds about the Texas art teacher whose contract was cancelled because (she claims) parents complained after she took her fifth grade class to a museum containing bare naked marble—in particular Rodin's "Shade," Malliol's "Flora," and the, uh, not exactly pornographic "Star in a Dream" by Jean Arp . But reader Loretta just pointed me toward the New York Times account of the story, which contains yet more damning proof of local school officials' philistinism: They apparently upbraided the teacher for wearing "flip flops" to work, when in fact she had on Via Spiga sandals. Whatever became of culture? [x-posted @ NftL]