My brother forwarded me this article, a Q and A with the President.
While the whole article was interesting, the part that really struck me was that our president finds the time in his day–every day, he would have us believe–to read. Fiction. He is reading a contemporary novel right now entitled Netherland by Joseph O’Neill. When Pres. Obama (and Michelle, as evidenced by her appearance at the Met this week) says that the arts are important and integral, he believes it and he lives it.
For everyone who says they don’t have time to read, this is proof that you do!