In a piece appearing in the New York Time’s Dance section, Gia Kourlas penned a defense of awarding $45,000 from the National Endowment to the Arts to Ann Carlson to film her production of “Doggie Hamlet.”
The writer asks “Is it silly? Is it pretentious? Is it art?” with no obvious intention of being of ironic.
This defense of the frivolous comes the same week as the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent a warning letter out to the various federal agencies to prepare for significant cuts to their budgets.
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