Israel’s attempts to threaten Iran are insane; the Sky Watch tower in Zuccotti Park causes more than a little unease; and a new app hints at a future in which phones will replace cash and credit cards. These discoveries and more after the jump.
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)
Major American movies primarily star white actors; poor white students fall behind black peers in the U.K.; and a Chinese college nixes its plan to prohibit PDA. These discoveries and more after the jump.
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.