The Culture Wars? Artists Get A Pass This Time

In a year when cultural warriors could have been attacking the National Endowment for the Arts, where’s their attention? On TV and obscenity. “It’s great to see huge media corporations in the hot seat instead of a handful of artists and an arts endowment that deserves more robust federal support. And it’s wonderful to see at least the rudiments of a public debate over a culture awash in images of sex and violence, not to mention spam e-mail.”