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Whether it is pretentious conceptual academic art, or vapid expressions of serenity that serve only to fulfill your apartment's feng shui, Robert Shetterly says that most art today has been tainted by unfettered capitalism, which values consumer interests over truth. Whether it is conceptual academic art or vapid expressions of serenity that fulfill your apartment's feng shui, Robert Shetterly says that most art today has been tainted by unfettered capitalism.

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As part of an enormous effort to make television programming available for scholarly and journalistic use, the digital librarians at Internet Archive have compiled more than 3,000 hours' worth of international TV news across 20 channels from the week immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (more)

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Oh good, here's another sciencey reason for working moms to fret. Researchers from three big U.S. universities teamed up to come to the dispiriting conclusion that there could well be a correlation between the amount of time mothers work and how much their kids weigh.

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Karl Rove had quite a surprise as he left the American University campus last night in Washington, D.C. More than a dozen students surrounded Rove's car after he visited a group of campus Republicans, with some protesters lying down to block the vehicle and others pelting and kicking it before security cracked down.

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