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Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, and writer Michael Arndt. Little Miss Sunshine, their bittersweet film about a dysfunctional family, has been nominated for four Academy Awards. This was Faris and Dayton’s feature film debut after directing hundreds of music videos, and also the first screenplay of Arndt’s to be produced. ALSO, writer Jon Mooallem wrote “Designer-Dog Fights,” a story in the New York Times Magazine about the breeders who breed dogs to create a canine with a particular mix of behavioral and physical characteristics.
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is selling one Eakins painting to help buy another. What are the ethical and legal issues that go into a decision like this and what is a museum’s responsibility when it comes to the public? Exploring these questions are PAFA board member HERBERT RINAND, art journalist LEE ROSENBAUM and attorney STEPHEN URICE who specializes in museum and cultural heritage law.