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Women Protest Idiotic Aussie Mayor, Play Right Into His Fame Whorey Hands

Remember the Mayor of Jerktown »8/20/08 9:30am8/20/08 9:30am, er, Mount Isa, Australia, who tried to entice "beauty disadvantaged" women to his mostly-male town? Well, the women of Mount Isa (though Mayor John Molony probably wants them to - zing!). According to the local , angry citizens protested outside the City Council forecourt last night;…

Is The Relationship Between Male Artist And Female Subject Always A Destructive One?

Lucien Freud's painting of Sue Tilley, called "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping," has sold for £17.2 million — reportedly the highest payday for a living artist in history. For Kira Cochrane at the Guardian, the portrait brings up a bunch of issues about the relationship of artist to subject, specifically when the artist… »5/23/08 1:00pm5/23/08 1:00pm