Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The White House says it disagrees with a Virginia judge’s ruling declaring a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law unconstitutional. But Ohio’s incoming attorney general says he thinks the ruling is the correct one.
Schoolchildren’s artwork on classroom walls is, by tradition, part of the fabric of the American learning experience. It’s good for self-esteem. But is it safe? In some schools in the Olentangy Local School District just north of Columbus, artwork on the wall has been severely restricted because of local enforcement of the state fire code.
Recent technological developments have created a wave of user-generated web content in which pre-existing sounds and images are appropriated, reshaped, and shared with unprecedented ease. The process is called “Remix” or “Mashup.”