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What the Shutdown Means for Art, in Tweets

by Whitney Kimball on October 1, 2013
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Is the government shut down? Yes.The dispute over whether Obamacare should be defunded has finally culminated. While the house will continue to pick up their checks, the national parks, federal historic sites (like fountains), and museums reliant on federal funding (like the Smithsonian) will close indefinitely. Here are the tweets.

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How Two Vocal Homophobes Are Sodomizing Art: Gertrude Stein Edition

by Whitney Kimball on January 20, 2012
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Remember that crazy-ass homophobe who spearheaded the successful campaign to censor Hide/Seek at the Smithsonian Museum? The same conservative sensationalist, Penny Starr, is now trying to censor a National Portrait Gallery exhibition featuring Gertrude Stein.

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