Awards, Decency Commission, Swastika

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Kurt Andersen looks at the mayor of New York’s proposal for a cultural decency commission, illustrator Molly Bang explains the power of a vertical image, and designer Steven Heller delves into the history of one of the 20th century’s most disturbing visual images. Kurt’s talks with screenwriter Stephen Schiff about America’s fascination with artistic awards, with stories on the competitive world of opera and on what happens when you win the big prize.