Friday, October 05, 2007

Strange Culture

The Steve Kurtz story makes it to the big screen today. The New York Times reviews it here. From the review:

"In 2004 Steve Kurtz ..., an associate professor of art at the State University of New York, Buffalo, was preparing an exhibition on genetically modified food for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art when his wife, Hope ..., died in her sleep of heart failure. But when paramedics noticed petri dishes and other scientific paraphernalia in the home, they alerted the F.B.I.; within hours Mr. Kurtz found himself suspected of bioterrorism, his home quarantined and his wife’s body removed for autopsy."

For background on the Kurtz story, see here. Much more from the New York Sun, which says a trial "is expected to convene in 2008."