"Animals are passing from our lives," wrote the poet Philip Levine, a line that has some resonance amid the recent phenomena of sculpted animals' taking to the streets as public-art projects in urban metropolises. Zurich started the fad with some 800 fiberglass cows, accessorized by artists and herded along the Swiss boulevards. Then Lois Weisberg, Chicago's commissioner of cultural affairs (a title that sounds disturbingly akin to "arts czar," that grand cultural pooh-bah the St. Louis 2004 consultants think this... More >>>