Art and the Headlines for the week of June 26 2010

BP Gulf Oil Spill - BP sponsors artistic programs at major art institutions in Britain. Artists and environmentalists are protesting the link between the oil company and places such as the Royal Opera House, the Ntional Portrait Gallery and Tate Galleries. Here is the full article from the Guardian. I read about this via Jonathan Skinner's FB post.

General McChrystal and the Afghan War - A faculty member from Stonecoast, Elizabeth Searle, runs a fantastically fun Pop Culture website "Celebrities in Disgrace," which covers the missteps and tragedies of all manner of celebrities. This week, my friend Kevin St Jarre is a guest blogger on the scandal surrounding now Retired General McChrystal.

I would also like to note that my friends Sarah Kowalski and Tigh Rickman have an ongoing commentary on the hot mess that is The Bachelor/ette series at Celebrities in Disgrace.