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McMansion Hell in Legal Hell

Zillow recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of one of my favorite parody sites. McMansion Hell, marvelous brainchild of architecture critic Kate Wagner, is a trenchant look at the sprawling manors that dominate wealthy suburban towns. Unfortunately,...

Not Worth My Time

Friends have asked if I plan to address (1) the Kathy Griffin decapitation photograph or (2) Alex Gardega’s addition to Fearless Girl. In a word: no. I am a passionate advocate for the broadest possible interpretation of the First Amendment and believe that...

Seriously, Let’s Clear This Up

The diverse and intense attention paid to Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull and Kristen Visbal’s Fearless Girl is exciting; I’m not used to hearing so many voices, from so many quarters, weighing in on artists’ rights. And, unlike the last controversy of this...

It’s Dr. Devine, actually.

After many moons away…I have three more letters after my name, four hundred some-odd pages that suggest I understand something about art and law, and a few gray hairs. Posts will start again next Tuesday Wednesday. First up: analysis of Arturo Di...