Talk of the Streets

Written in blood, honoring a son, a bizarre caper, and...

MUNICH: Last Friday's magazine section of the Suddeutsche Zeitung tried to bring the violence done to women in war right into 520,000 readers' homes. American artist Jenny Holzer used blood donated by eight German and Yugoslav women volunteers in her design for the cover, a black page with a white card glued to it carrying the sanguinolent message: "Anywhere women are dying, I am wide awake." Many found the approach too sensational: "Repulsive and absurd," was the response of Peter Heimer at the German Red Cross. But Hamburg fashion designer Wolfgang Joop, a financial backer of the project, asked, "What times...

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