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07.09.15 Bucky Turco

According to published reports, renowned street artist Shepard Fairey was arrested at LAX airport for illegal artwork he put up in Detroit. He was reportedly returning from Europe on what must have been a very long flight, when he was flagged as he went through customs. He was held overnight and then released after authorities […]

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Liam Mathews

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. For this edition, Meryl Bennett shows us how she made her “Melting Statues” out of old trophies and candle wax. When it comes to my creative process I tend not to plan all that much. […]

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Liam Mathews

Lit Lounge is closing up shop on 2nd Avenue in the East Village and moving to more hospitable digs in Bushwick “sometime in the next two months,” owner Erik Foss told nightlife writer Steve Lewis. A “for rent” banner went up over the bar last month, and Foss confirmed that it’s due to “the new […]

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Backdoor Pharmacist

Quaalude (“kway-lewd”) or methaqualone (“meth-uh-kway-loan”), is something most people are only familiar with from movies and the news. It’s back in the spotlight because Bill Cosby, as part of an on-going rape scandal, admitted in a deposition to date raping a woman with them. The drug is an infamous downer, a powerful one, a highly […]

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Liam Mathews

A report by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office and obtained by AMNY confirmed what anyone who’s called 311 to try to get help for a building emergency already knows: the Department of Housing and Preservation doesn’t respond to complaints in a timely fashion. Inspectors responding to the majority of pressing issues, like collapsed ceilings or no […]

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Prachi Gupta

There are plenty of compelling reasons to stay in school, but a new study published in journal PLOS ONE has offered up one more — it may also be good for your health. According to researchers at New York University, the University of Colorado, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “lacking education may […]

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Liam Mathews

What was going on yesterday? Nothing was working. Everything shut down. In fact, everything was so shut down that some shut-down stuff got overlooked, like the Indian Point nuclear plant in Peekskill that powers a sizable portion of New York City and Westchester County. A malfunctioning water pump triggered a shutdown of the Indian Point […]

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Bucky Turco

Apoc, Soho. (Photo: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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07.08.15 Aymann Ismail

For months, street artist Flood has been telling Bill Cosby to “just admit it,” which he did, in court, in 2005, but it took an Associated Press lawsuit to make it public. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Liam Mathews

Researchers at the University of Queensland have observed that male koalas raise their voices in order to avoid conflict, according to EurekAlert. “Unlike humans, who raise their voices in an argument, male koalas bellow their presence to avoid confrontation with other males in the breeding season,” the University of Queensland’s Dr. Bill Ellis said. “They […]

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