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07.15.14 Amy K. Nelson

When James Prigoff roamed the streets in the 70s and 80s photographing graffiti and murals, he likely didn’t have to worry about being labeled a possible terrorist, at least not officially. But some 30 years later, Prigoff, now 86 years old, finds himself in a U.S. government counterterrorism database and he — along with four […]

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10.07.13 Marina Galperina

It’s the end of the federal government as we know it, for now… So if you’re concerned about the Meals on Wheels services for veterans, the National Weather Service or national parks, we can’t help you. The government is closed. But if you miss the National Zoo’s Pandacam, you can watch Art F City’s resident Panda Blogger on this […]

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07.08.13 Kyle Petreycik

Iranian citizens are being assigned special government-issued email addresses, which Communications Minister Mohammad Hassan Nami says “must be used for electronic communication with government agencies” so “government interactions with the people will take place electronically.” Though 75% of Iranian citizens use the internet, they experience seemingly deliberately slow connection speeds, “obscenity” filters, various blocks, inability  The relatively […]

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07.20.10 Marina Galperina

Los Angeles has a problem: “Fine art murals have been made indistinguishable from billboards” because of illegal billboard and supergraphics overload (and perhaps, murals that look like ads?) As part of a crackdown on “signs” of all kinds, hundreds of murals have been buffed since 2007. […]

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