Composer Elliott Sharp has produced State of the Union, 146 artists responding to the presidential State of the Union address in 146 minutes.
Archives for September 1996
A suit brought against a publisher for allegedly aiding and abetting a triple murder by publishing a "how-to" manual for contract killers was dismissed in a federal district court.
Penny Culliton, a New Hampshire teacher who fought back against attempts to smear and ultimately fire her, has been reinstated by the Mascenic School Board following a decision of the state’s Public Employee Labor Relations Board. The Labor Board upheld an arbitrator’s previous award that had turned Culliton’s dismissal into a one-year suspension.
After a long and excruciating censorship legal battle, officials in Cincinnati have been thwarted again. (Cincinnati is where an art museum and its director were prosecuted for exhibiting the photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. A jury acquitted them.)
Issue 63, Fall 1996 National news spotlighted the rejection by the Hudson, Ohio Board of Education of The American People, a multicultural history textbook recommended by educators for high school use. But the Board’s reversal of its action seems to have gone unnoticed outside of the state. Under pressure from a local religious group, […]