Sex and the City

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One other thing that happened while I was away last week. The people who run the London Underground — that’s subway in American — reversed themselves and decided to lift a ban they had imposed earlier on an ad for an upcoming exhibition of work by Lucas Cranach the Elder at London’s Royal Academy. The ad caused problems because it featured a nude Venus that Cranach painted in 1532. Full frontal nudity, even on a woman who’s close to 500 years old, is a violation of London Transport guidelines for advertising imagery.

Want a peek?