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“Big Pun Place” Guerilla Street Sign Goes Up in the Bronx

“Beastie Boys Square” may not happen, and “Christopher Wallace Way” is as good as dead, but Shane Rossi is giving some solace to fans of New York City hip hop. On Friday, February 7th, the Bronx resident and hip hop fan placed a sign at 163rd Street and Rogers Place in the BX, marking the […]

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The End of Pussy Riot as You Know It: Last Night at Amnesty International’s Barclays Concert

“We’re not here to define or decide for Pussy Riot. We are just two people that spent time in jail for participating in a Pussy Riot action,” Nadya Tolokonnikova told the Barclays pressroom, flanked enthusiastically by Amnesty International reps and their celebrity spokespeople du jour, hours before the big show. We didn’t know it yet, […]

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Here’s Rob Ford
Drawn By Ralph Steadman

The Canadian alt-weekly Now has chosen, rather excellently, to have Ralph Steadman depict Rob Ford on its cover this week, BoingBoing points out. The embattled, crack-smoking, Marley-dancing, still-holding-on-for-dear-life Toronto mayor is rendered in Steadman’s instantly recognizable kinetic scrawl, with a rosy-cheeked pig’s face and the CN tower looming in the background. The magazine has thoughtfully included a list […]

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Artist Turns 4chan Against Itself With Selfies and Tits

“Come at me faggots.” That’s how 19-year-old Mary Bond invited 4chan’s infamous /b/ board to join in an insightful critique of her art project autodissociate.me. “Been a long time since good camgirl thread,” an anonymous poster replied. This might seem like a pretty sad way to start a conversation, but it’s just par for the course […]

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Rand Paul’s Reality Hunger: An Appropriation Art Response to a Politician’s Plagiarism

What do senator Rand Paul and artist Richard Prince have in common? Last week, addressing multiple accusations of what journalists characterize as plagiarism in his articles and speeches, Rand Paul told the press: What we are going to do from here forward, if it will make people leave me the hell alone, is we’re going […]

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Ai Weiwei Designed Some
Skateboard Decks

Famous Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been pretty busy lately. In addition to releasing a widely talked about heavy metal album and two music videos to accompany it, he designed a few skateboards as well. These three decks are available with either a documentation image from Weiwei’s well-known Sunflower Seeds installation or one of two stills from the […]

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Get Your “Stop Frisking” Sticker Kits!

The federal ruling that deemed the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics unconstitutional was a landmark decision, but the battle is far from over. Mayor Bloomberg, who recently said “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” already said he’s going to appeal the decision. In the meantime, to keep the pressure on, ANIMAL teamed […]

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Should You Be Wearing That Keffiyeh?

Here are some photographs of people wearing keffiyehs, crosses, turbans and bindis, with quotes explaining their importance to their direct cultural affiliations. Here are also some photos of people wearing scarfs, pendants, headdresses and face jewelry that happen to look like keffiyehs, crosses, turbans and bindis, with quotes defending their fashion choices. U.K. photographer and Pakistani […]

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Signs for the Homeless, Re-Designed

Although revamping signs for the homeless is not a novel idea, Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope’s ongoing project is effective. The Massachusetts-based artists remake these signs in their entirety, adding beautiful topography and catchy colors to the solicitations for charity. Paired with interviews and heart-wrenching quotes of life in the street, the project showcases the perks of a good presentation. […]

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Are UK’s Mandatory New Porn Filters Tied to the Chinese Government?

Recently, Prime Minister David Cameron announced an initiative to ban “extreme pornography,” starting by installing mandatory porn filters on all new internet connections and, eventually, on existing connections as well. To view internet pornography, UK residents will have to call their ISP and ask access. Opponents of Cameron’s restrictions have argued that the alleged motive […]

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