Arts in the Afternoon: Enemies
5:26 PM, Jun 2, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
Some brave Chinese artists offered an artistic protest of the arrest of Ai Weiwei. The exhibition has been dismantled, and three artists and organizers have since disappeared.
Now that V. S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux have buried the hatchet, Naipaul needs a new enemy. How about half his audience? He has declared that no female writer is his equal -- not even the glorious Jane Austen. The Guardian has created the Naipaul Test: Can you identify the sex of a writer in just a paragraph?
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