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Writing in Wired, Jeff Howe gleefully called the shadowy British graffitist, Banksy, “the most wanted man in the art world.” In this dreary politically correct world, Banksy’s pranks represent catnip for the rest of us. Banksy’s finest work to date has got the entire city of Bristol, England, his hometown, into a lather over whether it should go or stay. A Brief History of Pranksters Jim Moran (1907-1999). I remember seeing press agent James Sterling (Jim) Moran when he was a guest on Jack Paar’s late-night talk show, where I used to be an NBC page, hired to squeeze fat tourists into thin seats. The bearded, deadpan Moran

The End of Media Decorum March 14, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 20 IN THE NEWS Scandal minister Profumo dies at 91 John Profumo, the man at the centre of the most notorious political sex scandal of the 20th century, has died at the age of 91 after suffering a stroke. Profumo, who spent four decades atoning for his disgrace, died peacefully at about midnight last night surrounded by his family, a spokesman for London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital said. He had been admitted to hospital two days earlier. —The Independent, (UK), Online Edition, March 10, 2006 John Profumo, the central

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