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CULTURE CLASH: Polanski goes free; creativity goes missing; Carell's value goes up

Posted by Steve Greenlee  July 12, 2010 09:52 AM

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This morning's arts and culture highlights from around the web:

Roman Polanski goes free, as Switzerland decides not to extradite him to the United States. (Associated Press)

2010 not a good year so far for concert tours. (Variety)

Study: American creativity is declining. (Newsweek)

Ben Affleck = Mr. Boston. (People)

Why WME really dropped Mel Gibson. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Steve Carell's value as a movie star. (New York magazine)

Lindsay Lohan on her R-rated manicure. (Entertainment Weekly)

And from The Boston Globe, Sam Adams's debut album disappoints.

  

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