Amanda Vaill: The NEH “Insists on Accountability and Excellence”
Calls to abolish the Endowments don’t even seem like penny-wise-pound-foolishness. They’re more like shooting America in the foot. More
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As she heads to @DukeU, we salute WaPo's Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) for her years as a media watchdog, for her deep understanding of the mission of free expression nonprofits & advocates, and for her commitment to journalism schools & students. She's in a league of her own.
"Once jailed for quoting a poem... You’d think that... Erdoğan would be more sympathetic towards #FreedomOfExpression. Instead, he seems to be using (his experience) as a 'how to' guide—how to rid yourself of the irritating thoughts of others." https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/turkeys-punitive-stranglehold-on-creative-freedom-has-tipped-into-farcical-overdrive/ar-AA10pU3E #Turkey
"Donald Barthelme grew up listening to cool jazz and going to the movies, but also attending Catholic school and, from his mid-teens, getting drunk: these things also fed into his fiction.... An active member of PEN America from the early 1970s, he organised conferences..." (1/2)