Di Suvero Speaks
We spent a great day with Mark Di Suvero, who was in Greensboro for the dedication of one of his works, "To Be," at the Weatherspoon Museum. He spoke for an hour or so to a packed auditorium about the way he creates his sculpture, linking art to science, religion, and dreams. Meanwhile, Mark and Kate's daughter, Veri, played nerf football with Sydney and Elijah in the museum courtyard.
Too Bad Congress Doesn't Debate This Way
The RIAA's Hilary Rosen fails to impress at the Oxford Union. Via Drudge.
Howard Coble's Big Bucks
The News & Record finally mentions Tara Grubb, if only as part of an article on the enormous amount of cash wielded by her opponent, Howard Coble. "This year, Coble faces Libertarian Tara Sue Grubb, whose campaign relies on fliers, a free Web site and a 1979 Volkswagen van to get visibility. Grubb says her grass-roots effort has raised about $4,000 so far. Meanwhile, Coble has 200 times that figure in the bank, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. So far, Coble has spent $285,972 on his campaign, including $87,000 diverted to fellow Republican candidates, in part, to secure his leadership bid in the House." Coble gets tons of money from the recording industry, which he repays by pushing the noxious P2P/corporate hacking bill. According the article, he uses the money to scare off opponents and to buy influence in the House. Democracy, ain't it grand?