Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Scandal Edition

David Wojnarowicz's 1987 painting "Street Kid"No doubt capitalizing on the National Portrait Gallery debacle, the PPOW gallery in New York has a new David Wojnarowicz exhibit on view, called "Spirituality." WaPo reviews the show which, like "A Fire in My Belly," juxtaposes religious iconography with street scenes.

In other WaPo news, the paper has suspended veteran, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sari Horwitz for three months for plagiarizing "substantial" parts of two stories on the January shootings in Tucson that first appeared in the Arizona Republic. Seems to me that suspension is getting off pretty light.

Jodie Foster is definitely someone you want to have in your corner. Her new film, The Beaver–starring a certain embattled actor (Mel Gibson, not Charlie Sheen)–premiered last night at SXSW. Entertainment Weekly reports that, in the Q&A that followed the screening, Foster said, “Anyone who’s ever worked with Mel knows he’s the most beloved actor in the film business.” Don't really know if that's the case anymore, but good for her for having the guts to take an unpopular stance.

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