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Why Do You Go to Brothels?

German photographer Bettina Flitner took portraits of clients at the brothel Paradise in Stuttgart, Germany. The men, aged 21 to 73, told her why they visited brothels. Their answers were quite frank and revealing. Christian, 23, forwarding merchant, single: Why I pay for sex? Women are often a pain in the ass. They stress me when […]

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Lil B Brings Based World to Brooklyn,
for Better and Worse

It’s healthy to be at least mildly skeptical of gurus with cultish personas, even if you subscribe to their philosophy. Saturday night’s show with Lil B, an artist whose approach to life I am pretty fond of, was thus something I approached with some trepidation. Would the rap game Tony Robbins ask the Task Force […]

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Punk Bands Strictly Prohibited: Perfect Anti-Putin “Signs” in Amsterdam

Putin is in Amsterdam on business and Amsterdam’s like BOOOOO. And so, a perfect protest has been executed by Amnesty International via these official looking signs posted around the city as “billboards” and “police tape.” This action reminds us of artist Jay Shells’ etiquette signs. That’s awesome. Our favorite is “Punk Bands Strictly Prohibited: Do not frighten president Putin. Keep […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, artists Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw talk about riding a gigantic wheel into a troth of gold liquid over and over and over. We had the pleasure of stopping by Allegra LaViola for the opening performance of Super Supra […]

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Shots Heard ‘Round the World:
The 3D-Printed Gun Revolution Begins

If 24-year-old University of Texas law student and part-time revolutionary Cody Wilson has his way, every human being in the United States, whether old or young, licensed or unlicensed, will soon be able to make a fully functioning, perfectly lethal gun in the comfort of their very own living rooms, for less than the cost […]

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Catholic League Leader Bill Donahue’s Shitty Response
To Piss Christ

Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ — a pretty photograph of a plastic crucifix floating in a jar of the artist’s urine — has been attacked plenty with words, curses and hammers. It’s #1 Hater is Bill Donahue, the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States. So, he made this video in response wherein he present an “artwork” “desecrating” the “God” of “Liberalism,” President Obama. Shall we tell him what we think? […]

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Pussy Riot Pronounced Guilty:
2 Years In Prison

Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band of radical artists have been found guilty of “hooliganism with intent to incite religious hatred.”  After a tyrannical circus of a trial and transparent abuses of power, it seems that the Kremlin powers that be have avenged the three girls for threatening Putin and challenging the corruption of incestuous church […]

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The New York Post’s Editorial Vandalism of ANIMAL

While it’s common knowledge that the New York Post often rips off story ideas from local blogs—just ask editors from Gothamist, EV Grieve, New York Shitty, Vanishing New York, Sheepshead Bites* and a handful of others—their latest article on the bombing of the Bowery mural, which was basically lifted from several ANIMAL posts, was particularly […]

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