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03.11.14 Andy Cush

Today’s issue of Metro features an ANIMAL cover story about “The Neighbors,” an exhibition of Polish artist Pawel Althamer’s work at the New Museum. Draftsmen’s Congress, one of the works in the exhibition, asks attendees to draw and paint on the museum’s walls and floor, resulting in an immersive kaleidoscope of colors. According to Althamer, Draftsmen’s Congress, with its invitation to […]

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12.09.13 Marina Galperina

Did you pick up a free Metro newspaper today? We had the pleasure of interviewing New York legend Cost for their cover story. I am very proud that Revs and I hold this position which no one else holds. Nobody. Not the Keith Harings, the Andy Warhols, the Shepard Faireys or the Banksys. We’re the […]

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10.03.13 Andy Cush

Press play and try to imagine you’ve just taken some very good drugs and just hopped on the subway on your way home. You’re not quite ready for the claustrophobia of the train, but once you’re on, you relax, and it’s actually quite nice. Sit back and enjoy. (If you’re interested, it’s actually Metro, a piece […]

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02.07.13 Aymann Ismail

Members of TWU Local 100 were passing out “Metro(death)Cards” today to raise awareness of their campaign to slow down trains pulling into stations. The MTA opposes the union’s “slow-down plan,” but with subway death tolls the highest since 2007, how is this even a debate? Here’s ANIMAL’s interview with a union rep outside City Hall. (Video: […]

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07.15.11 Marina Galperina

YAK Films production team brings you this sleek music video featuring freakishly accessorizing individuals delivering hypnotic moves around metro platforms, barely disturbing NYC commuters. You’d think that the gas-masks would do it, but no. […]

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03.24.11 Marina Galperina

Not all NYC subway interactions end in the throwing of fists and spaghetti. Luke Rudkowski filmed this video of real NYC metro riders answering general existential questions and expressing their mistrust of the government. Click on for fear vs. love chats and a brief plug of political sites. […]

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12.10.10 Marina Galperina

In a his new series Tokyo Compression, photographer Michael Wolf captures faces packed behind a precipitating metro-windows, canned together in commute like jarred people preserves, smearing their sleeping faces on sweaty glass. Some are smooshed. Some glow like foggy icons. Like this one – isn’t she just a Madonna of Perpetual Work Ethic? […]

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09.30.10 Marina Galperina

Ukrainian feministas of FEMEN brought their trademark weaponry of wreaths and breasts to the Kiev metro. Their blog readers asked why the “I Will Rip Your Balls Off!” sign. A philosophical discussion on gawking vs. raping followed. […]

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08.11.10 Marina Galperina

Will Russians dive onto the rails or bludgeon fellow passengers over literary murals? Russian psychologists are fearful of Moscow metro’s illustrations based on classic Dostoevsky passages, such as: “Can it be, that I shall really take an ax, that I shall strike her on the head, split her skull open… that I shall tread in […]

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02.17.10 Marina Galperina

To encourage metro-tourism, the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station in downtown Brooklyn will mount a mural tribute to Michael Jackson’s Bad video/18-minute Scorsese-direct film based on the Edmund Perry incident, as the station is where that particular crotch grabbing occurred. […]

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