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]
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
"She was charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act."