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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n49 (12/02/2009) » Section: Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

The day after CEPA director and multimedia artist Lawrence Brose was arrested for possession of child pornography, his lawyers hinted at his defense: The FBI had not accused the artist of disseminating or creating child pornography, only of downloading images to his laptop computer. His attorney, Paul Cambria, suggested that the images comprised research for Brose’s often provocative films. Supporters of Brose, who was aware of and cooperated with the FBI investigation, quickly drew comparisons to the long and ultimately unsuccessful federal prosecution of UB professor Steve Kurtz for possession of harmless bacteria used in his artwork.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

As another Buffalo Bills season swirls around the toilet bowl, circling ever closer to that inevitable end, it’s hard not to wonder what’s going on inside the minds of players who don’t have much beyond pride to play for anymore. Speculate no longer, friends. Thanks to the modern-day miracle of Twitter, which has graduated from the soapbox of choice for self-absorbed technophiles to the soapbox of choice for the self-absorbed everywhere, we know!

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