City Paper is not for tourists
Now, here’s a controversy that just shouldn’t be one. A Bloomingdale woman allowed an artist—-with a DC government grant—-to paint a mural on the side of her house. She calls it “a boxer girl,” saying “It’s about strength. It’s about creativity.” The neighbors apparently think it’s about…Annoying them. They look outside and have to see it, and that’s terrible.
I’m not sure what’s so offensive about rainbows and stars. One neighbor wonders if it’s a “lesbian pride thing,” but that’s as close as anyone comes to proffering some sort of meaning to “boxer girl.”
It would never occur to me to get angry about this.