Max has the jump
on Eye Candy on the news that Jane Chu
, a former Arkadelphia resident and graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, has been named by President Obama to head the National Endowment of the Arts
. An editorial in the Kansas City Star
— Chu is CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City — calls her “quietly efficient, guardedly passionate and publicly unflappable,” traits she'll need as the head of the arts agency.
Update: Here's Culturgrrl's take
on the timing of the Chu appointment.