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Is Net Neutrality in Danger Again? (and other February stories)
The previous administration’s landmark rulings protecting open Internet access are already being undone.
Landmark Victory for Proponents of Net Neutrality (and other February stories)
Has the dream of a fair, fast and open Internet been saved?
Est-ce Que Nous Sommes Tous Charlie? (and other January stories)
This month’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo raises questions about freedom of speech, the role of satire in conflict, and the context for art.
The Top 10 Arts Policy Stories of 2014
We always knew that art had the power to inspire wonder, hope, greed, fear and anger. Now, we can add bankruptcy negotiations and terrorist threats to the list.
Detroit Institute of Arts Collection Rescued by “Grand Bargain” (and other November stories)
It took two years, nearly $1 billion, and a deus ex machina – but the DIA’s art is finally safe from creditors.
Around the horn: memorial edition
Note to folks going to the annual Americans for the Arts Convention in Nashville – Ian and Talia will both be present, and presenting: Talia at Making Arts Education More Equitable and Available to Everyone and the Lightning Workshops during the Arts Education Preconference; and Ian at Creating a Culture of Learning at Your OrganizationRead More
Around the horn: Slovyansk edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT In a reversal, the FCC has drafted new net neutrality rules that critics claim are unworthy of the name: they would allow broadband companies to provide a “fast lane” for content providers willing to pay a “commercially reasonable” fee. The FCC’s public comment period opens on May 15. Related: if theRead More
Around the horn: Crimea edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT And, we try again: as expected, the FCC is proposing new net neutrality rules. They are similar to the previous rules, which were recently invalidated by a federal court, but depend on a different legal rationale. Those who are concerned the rules (old and new) do not go far enough toRead More
Public arts funding update: February
FEDERAL On Thursday, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Jane Chu for the position of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu, the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, brings big-institution arts industry experience and a middle-America background to the job. If confirmed,Read More