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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Did We Just Get an Arts Czar?

Pointing to a little noted NYT weekend item, blogger Judith Dobrzynski thinks "the White House seems to have appointed an arts czar -- but no one seems to have noticed."

Or at least, as the Times put it, a "staff position in the White House to oversee arts and culture in the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs."

His name is Kareem Dale.

Who???

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bad news for the visual arts: he's partially blind! In fact, he was formerly Special Assistant to the President on Disability Policy. I wish I was making this up.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Vice-President-Joe-Biden-Announces-Kareem-Dale-As-Special-Assistant-to-the-President-for-Disability-Policy/

http://www.patriciaebauer.com/2009/03/16/kareem-dale/

The Playgoer said...

um, point taken...but was that meant to be a bad joke?

Anonymous said...

Bad joke? You bet! The worse joke is that it's hard to find any evidence his interest in arts'n'culture. He's a disability activist.