Albums made by collections of professional studio players once had a bad reputation with the traditional rock audience. Such works were supposedly arid and chilly — more like the results of a board meeting than the recorded adventure of an organic group of fabulous friends. Some music fans may still feel that way, but they are few. Nowadays, a tight-knit gaggle of session musicians like the Analog Players Society gets points from traditionalists simply because the music is made by flesh and blood.
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At the United Nations today, President Obama told world leaders that there's no place for violence and intolerance. The president has been struggling to contain widespread anger in the Muslim world, sparked in part by an anti-Islam video.
Patrick Chappatte made this drawing for the <em>International Herald Tribune</em> back in 2006, following a controversy over Danish cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad.
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In the wake of the recent controversy over French cartoons, many cartoonists say that they must consider the consequences of their work. Terry Mosher, who works under the name Aislin for the<em> Montreal Gazette</em>, published this drawing after the controversy over France's cartoons erupted last week.
Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 1:20 pm
So what do cartoonists think about those controversial French cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad?
The cartoons, which ran last week in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, led the French government to close down diplomatic missions in 20 Muslim countries last Friday out of concern they might be attacked. There were protests, but no serious violence