This guest post is written by Kate Harveston, a writer and political activist from Pennsylvania. She blogs about culture and politics, and the various ways that those elements act upon each other. For more of her work, you can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to her blog, Only Slightly Biased.
If evolution is a theoretical end-goal of successful art — a.k.a. “it makes you think” — then what about the evolution of the artist behind the art? Do you excuse the artist their personal failings, especially crimes, for contributions of great art to society? Continue reading “Is it appropriate to enjoy the art without condemning the artist?”