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Santa Fe More Artistic than LA

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Over at Atlantic Cities, urban theorist Richard Florida has crunched the numbers on the most artistic cities in the US and the results are a little disappointing. Florida's method does not count the legions of foley artists at work in Hollywood (it uses "a ratio that compares a region’s share of artists to the national share of artists" culled from census data on "artists and related workers"), and Los Angeles comes in fourth behind Santa Fe, San Francisco, and New York. Citing the inclusion of Santa Fe, Santa Cruz, and Boulder as examples, Florida's point is that "It's time to get over the notion that only large urban cities like New York or L.A. can make it as artistic centers." [Atlantic Cities]