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Obama stimulus money for the arts? How to use it?

February 28, 2009 |  7:58 am

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In case you're one of those simpy people who think a society and its members gain value and insight from frothy expensive things like the arts, instead of big, strong lasting stuff like steel bridges and concrete, the folks over at Culture Monster have something just for you.

The sometimes controversial National Endowment for the Arts got about $50 million -- a mere pittance in the ginormous numbers that President Obama and the rest of the crazy Capitol are tossing around now like peanut M&Ms -- in the $787-billion stimulus package.

So our blogging buddy Lisa Fung asked a bunch of people: If you were running the National Endowment for the Arts, what would you be doing with it or to it these days? The answers are over here.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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