Value is subjective, and the value of art may be one of the most subjective values out there.
In an old episode of South Park, Eric Cartman is “deputized” then rides around town on his Big Wheel beating people with a police baton in response to what he perceives as violations of the law, or those who fail to respect his authority as a law enforcement officer.
I'm not sure why so much very good poetry came out of the First World War, but it did. Perhaps this was the last war that began with some sense of war as a noble, aristocratic adventure.
Authors Fink and Cranor consistently find ways to take the most ordinary parts of our lives, crack them open, and find the weirdness within.
What should be challenged is public funding of all art, especially when taxpayers must foot the bill for works of art that they may find ideologically flawed, morally depraved or aesthetically worthless.
Netflix's Blacklist, featuring a former respected surgeon-turned-fugitive, raises complex questions about market demand.
While culture and the arts may appear to be relatively small budget items this election season, the political appeal of arts funding is important in many ways.
Most people probably don’t think of free markets as beautiful. They’re dynamic. They’re productive. They’re useful. But beautiful? That’s not really a word we associate with them.
That art is all around us tells us that art is a market phenomenon.
There are areas where innovation and invention play a key role in the arts.