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Journalists Coerced Into Letting Politicians Edit Their Quotes

The flip side of reading the latest gaffe thirty seconds after it blows up on Twitter: politicians and officials are leveraging journalist access for the privilege to edit their own quotes. It goes like this: journalists get the access they want, while politicians and officials get to review and refine what quotes the journalist took […]

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Hollywood’s Finest Staggering A-Holes Still Beating the Pro-Rapey Sodomist Drum

Well let’s see here…yesterday we chewed on Whoopi Goldberg’s assertion that a 43 year-old drugging a 13 year-old girl so he could penetrate her vagina and ass with his artistic genius pee-pee against her will didn’t constitute “rape-rape,” whatever the fuck that means, and now today we have one of the captains of the Hollywood […]

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Artist’s Notebook: Jay Shells

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Jay Shells — of Rap Quotes fame on both coasts — talks about his New York-centric, labor-of-love-intensive wood burning series, on view March 7th-9th at the Fountain Art Fair. A little over two years ago, while walking my dogs […]

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Best of ANIMAL 2013

Undoubtedly, 2013 has been a really crazy year for ANIMAL. We made even more stuff than last year. Here’s a roundup of the best short films, feature articles, city interventions, and more from our staff and freelances — in headlines. BMX CITI BIKE FEAR OF A BLACK SANTA WATCH ARTIST IMPLANT A NET ART RFID […]

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ANIMAL Needs More (Paid) Interns

What do we do here?  Lots of stuff. Recently, ANIMAL trolled Supreme, got love from Rachel Maddow, ruled the Vine game and reported from the front lines of #OccupyGezi. We interviewed artists, made mixtapes, documented graffiti in the UK and Egypt, looked into this Abramović thing, made a “Merry Indie Xmas” and shot the official “Rent Is Too Damn High” music video. We’re about dogs, bikes, street artists, hackers, troublemakers and “rap quotes.” When historic […]

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ANIMAL Needs More (Paid) Interns: Look at Our Roof

Do you like what we have been up to lately? We trolled Supreme, got love from Rachel Maddow, beat Tribeca Film Festival in the Vine game and reported from the front lines of #OccupyGezi. We interviewed artists, made mixtapes, documented graffiti in London and shot the “Rent Is Too Damn High” music video for Jimmy McMillan all over NYC. If last year we were about boxer […]

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YouTube Adds “Tape Mode” for VHS’s Birthday

Happy birthday, VHS! YouTube got you “Tape Mode,” a kinda goofy but fun new feature that makes streaming videos look like they were ripped straight from cassette (as if the internet needs any more fetishization of the noisy, blurred-out aesthetic). That’s our very own, newly-grainy video of Jay Shells’ “Rap Quotes” project above; just click […]

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