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On Ai Weiwei

Friday, May 06, 2011

Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker in Beijing, discusses Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, who has been detained by the Chinese government since  April 3, 2011, and why it matters.

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Comments [7]

StheFU

She said she'd bring it up at the story meeting. You annoying people deserve each other.

May. 06 2011 10:36 PM
hannah Weisman from Brooklyn

I agree with the caller who brought up about CUNY and Kushner, and it might be worthwhile to dedicate the time alloted for birdwatch to the discussion instead of shutting the caller down that way. You can talk a lot about CUNY. Has anyone brought up about recent Brooklyn College and the controversy that Israeli settlers' rallying in a young Anti-Zionist scholar's class? What is going on in CUNY system in a way epitomizes NYC.

May. 06 2011 11:58 AM
Peter from NYC

What's with the host shutting down any discussion of the CUNY/Tony Kushner controversy, which seems to bear directly on the discussion of government censorship of artists.

May. 06 2011 11:45 AM

Brave man. Scary country.

May. 06 2011 11:43 AM
john from Office

I like the fact that the king of political correctness and the gay agenda, was snubbed because of the Israel issue. Tony Kushner bitten by the Israeli lobby.

May. 06 2011 11:42 AM
arthur

The host keeps pronouncing the j in Beijing like that in bon jour. That's wrong - it's a hard j. Just a pet peeve, but might as well do it right.

May. 06 2011 11:40 AM
Maine

I've been wanting to know more about this story. Thank you for making it a topic today!

May. 06 2011 10:00 AM

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