On July 1, 2013 Jeff Olson was acquitted of 13 counts of vandalism charges that could have cost him $13,000 in fines and up to 13 years in jail. The vandalism in question concerned drawings made in chalk on the sidewalks in front of three San Diego Bank of America
Paul Kaplan of the ACA and ACA contributor Daniel LaChance will be presenting a paper they’ve co-authored on To Catch a Predator at the Law & Society conference in Boston on Friday (May 31, 2013) at 10:15 am in Room 21 of the Boston Sheraton Hotel.
When it comes to modern-day art pieces, many people gawk at the recreation of an original art piece that’s been transformed into something a little different. Appropriation of art is the re-use of pre-existing art with very little to no changes made to them. It’s been argued that appropriation is
Since 1913, a cross has been erected at the top of Mount Soledad in La Jolla, California, as a symbol of Christianity. Not until the late 20th century, though, was it converted to a tribute to war veterans. The Mt. Soledad Cross has been disputed ever since its creation. The
Here is a short video in response to Book Banning. This is a subject that I have always been very opinionated about. No one should be allowed to hinder the viewing of written art from others. As Judith Krug from the National Library Association states “anyone who thinks a book
Lapiro de Mbanga is a musical artist from Cameroon who was sentenced to three years in prison for lyrics that opposed the government. However, he was also awarded with the Freedom to Create Award in 2009, and he claims that nothing will stop him or his music. This interview is
This piece of graffiti, done by Lush, addresses the stereotypes that are often applied to the types of people that do graffiti. Lush believes that normal people think of graffiti artists as black, hip-hop listening, drug-using teenagers. Lush himself disproves this theory. He is a Jewish street artist from Melbourne,
Lately there has been talk about pole dancing becoming an Olympic sport. Supporters claim that it takes just as much muscle as figure skating and gymnastics, and it certainly takes more muscle than current events like curling. Do you believe it is right to support pole dancing in the Olympics?
In this very popular 2008 YouTube video, Rémi Gaillard from France dresses up like a kangaroo and “pranks” people. The pranks include stealing, trespassing, and what some would consider assaulting a policeman. What I ask is that, in this example of freedom of speech, how far can a humorist go?