"To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about," flamboyant filmmaker John Waters has said. "If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation." Just check out the infamous scene in the cult classic "Pink Flamingos" (1972), in which a 300-pound transvestite cheerf
Standing there among all the Sensation hubbub, somehow overshadowed by issues of elephant dung, were 21 child-sized mannequins wearing identical running shoes and standing in a circle. Some had penises where their noses should be, some had anuses in lieu of mouths, and vaginas melded the ring of bodi
Few artists' careers appear to be more disjunctive than Richard Prince's. He garnered his fame (either earned or overrated, depending on whom you talk to) as the '80s king of "Appropriation Art," a school of photographers who, simply put, championed ripping off intellectual property as a form of s
David Letterman influenced the comic sensibility of an entire generation (according to the presenter of his 1992 Peabody Award) by taking "one of TV's most conventional and least inventive forms -- the talk show -- and infusing it with freshness and imagination."
Letterman always dreamed of hosti