Shoulda Linked to the First Amendment, I Guess

April 15th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

And then there comes a time when I have nothing to say. Okay, I do. Has this nation gone crazy? It turns out the Academy of Art in San Francisco is expelling writing students (the article doesn’t mention any other medium) for being too edgy. And their teachers are getting the boot as well. That’s America for you. Now, granted, I have no clue what this edgy word means — I’m guessing it’s pretty bad since it gets applied to everything from Harlequin books to, well, Britney Spears (don’t quote me on that last one because I’m too lazy to find actual proof). See, here’s the thing about art and artists: it’s expression. Maybe you like it, maybe you don’t (Jackson Pollack immediately comes to mind), but it’s art. Get over it. And, yeah, David Foster Wallace writes really long books, but that’s no reason to drag him into this mess.

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