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Hidin’ From Mr. Cooper

A renowned architect and acoustic engineer who belonged to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting two underage girls.

The three counts of child molestation were filed against Jeffrey Cooper, who designed the home studios for Hollywood’s biggest directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Cooper faced trial in Van Nuys and will serve his time in a California state prison.

Cooper took advantage of the girls — one only six years old at the time — at the Calabasas Shul. He is one of the founders of that institution. The rabbi at the shul, Yakov Vann, learned of the molestation incidents, but did nothing to stop Cooper or bring him to justice. More from Jamie Dlux.


Shake Up the Art Establishment

The most incisive and iconoclastic art critic of our time, Camille Paglia, sits down with InstaVision‘s Glenn Reynolds to discuss her new book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. Among the topics covered:

  • Why do many Americans hold modern and abstract art in such open contempt?
  • Have academics put art in a straightjacket by denying the vital importance of classical imagery, notably sacred and religious imagery, while promoting second-rate, secular, “shock” art?
  • Is George Lucas our greatest living artist?
  • Has the Democratic Party strayed from its roots by becoming bloated and statist, pushing a form of big government that threatens our liberties and personal rights?

Paglia is always entertaining as well as provocative, so even if you’re a cultural boob, there are some real nuggets of thought to glean from this interview. H/T PJTV

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