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What the Proposed NSA Reforms Wouldn’t Do

All the plans purport to end the bulk phone records collection program, but there are big differences.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 READ MORE



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Smile, Work and Die

The 300-plus people killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh this week were not lost to an accident, but are among the many unnecessary victims of predatory, globalized capitalism, argues Trinity College professor Vijay Prashad.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE



Death by Hospital Bill

Medical costs are at an all time high and Obamacare barely touches on the tip of the iceberg that is the U.S. health care problem; a mural by the infamous graffiti artist Banksy that had disappeared from a London shop under mysterious circumstances gets dramatically pulled from auction; meanwhile, an award-winning photograph by Paolo Pellegrin misrepresents its subject and setting, and plagiarizes its caption. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 READ MORE



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A Year’s Worth of Street Art

Did you see the one about the Bulgarian street artists who used a little color to repurpose a public monument commemorating the Soviet takeover of their country in 1944 into a cartoonish visual joke?

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 READ MORE



Churches Closing Shop

Closed churches are selling artifacts and furnishings in the U.S. and Europe; graffiti artist Banksy accuses a TV documentary of distortion; and Amazon has finally created the Kindle tablet. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 READ MORE


West Banksy in New York

A contemporary art gallery in New York opened an unauthorized show of works by England-based renegade graffiti artist Banksy on Aug. 25 that has incensed art critics, Banksy fans and residents of the West Bank in the Middle East. (more)

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 READ MORE



The Difference Between Public Art and Vandalism

Last week we told you about a new Banksy mural that was reportedly threatened by the people who own the wall it was painted on. Such street art is often derided as vandalism by property owners and city managers, but on a trip to see the painting ourselves we discovered, sadly, that some idiot really had vandalized the wall.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 READ MORE



L.A. Residents Try to Save Banksy Mural

According to the people posting on this Facebook event page, Urban Outfitters, a retailer that usually tries just a little too hard to be cool, is threatening to paint over a new work by the world’s most famous street artist. We can’t confirm whether Urban Outfitters is that boneheaded, but it’s nice to see the public rise to the defense of art, regardless.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 READ MORE



Graffiti Artist Redraws ‘Simpsons’ Intro (Video)

Although it has now been not funny longer than it was the best show on television (or ever?), “The Simpsons” is still finding ways to stay innovative. This guest title sequence, overseen by brilliant street artist Banksy, self-reflexively addresses accusations of slave labor against the show.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 READ MORE


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Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton Make Time’s Power List for 2010

How exactly does Time magazine measure influence? That exact formula, such as it exists, might be known only to Time’s editorial team, but the rest of us can still exercise our own evaluative faculties in sizing up the mag’s picks for the 2010 Time 100.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 READ MORE


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