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Arts

French writer Michel Houellebecq deemed too offensive by AI

Houellebecq's darkly pessimistic view of the world led generative AI to fret that copying his text would perpetuate discrimination.

King Charles III painting vandalized by animal rights activists

The painting is protected by a sheet of plastic and wasn’t damaged.

Pacific Islanders converge in Hawaii for cultural exchange fest

Polynesian performers from 27 different nations gathered in Oahu for the 13th FestPAC, which this year highlights restoring the Pacific region.

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Nazi stolen art

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit affirmed dismissal of Jewish heirs' claim to a Bernardo Bellotto painting now owned by the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. After its recovery from the Nazis, the painting was shipped by the Dutch Art Property Foundation to a claimant in the U.S., eventually coming to the museum's ownership. Because the Foundation qualifies as a state actor, its decision to expropriate the painting is protected by the act of state doctrine.

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