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Art Is A Matter Of Life And Death In 'The Electric Sublime'

W. Maxwell Prince's bloody, silly and deeply likeable new graphic novel imagines a world where works of art are real spaces you can step into — with real problems that can cause hundreds of deaths.
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In a time when most types of government spending are under attack, a few brave souls have stepped up to defend those perpetually endangered hillocks of federally funded refinement, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. The defenders haven't always managed so well. In a recent New York Times piece, Nicholas Kristof went so far as to argue that the august tradition of human cultural achievement should indeed be sustained because it

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