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11.26.14 Prachi Gupta

If you’re one of the millions of users registered on Flickr, you may want to check the license settings of your photos. The Yahoo-owned photo sharing site recently announced that it’s going to be selling prints of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images. With the exception of a few, hand-selected photos, the photographers will see no […]

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10.09.14 Amy K. Nelson

On Thursday in New York, the annual ComicCon convention opened, kicking off a four-day event where CosPlay is king. ANIMAL crashed the party and asked just one question: Which superhero would be best equipped to fight ISIS? Who better to ask than people whose imaginations are likely superior than the average person and who likely live in […]

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10.03.14 Aymann Ismail

After taking out all the ads on a New York City subway car and putting up their work instead, graffiti artists SKI and 2ESAE hosted a legal reception in Soho for “Product of UR Environment,” their latest exhibit. The duo presented a massive series of multi-media art that combined graffiti with graphic design, silk-screening and photography. (Check […]

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10.01.14 Dannie Higginbotham

The protests in Hong Kong started out with a bang and blasts of tear gas Sunday night. Since then, Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement has spread rapidly to five different districts in the city. Roads normally filled with buses and taxis have been closed off, as tens of thousands of people sit in the streets […]

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Rhett Jones

The teen who climbed New York’s soon-to-be tallest residential building has been arrested. Last week, ANIMAL spoke to 17-year-old Demid Lebedev about his daredevil mission to take some sick photos from the top of 432 Park Avenue. Though at the time, all he had to say was “no comment” and his age, he wasn’t difficult to track down through Twitter. His […]

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07.24.14 Amy K. Nelson

The block on Bergen Street in Brooklyn was already filling by 5PM on Wednesday night. People were gathering for the funeral of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old man who died last week after an NYPD plain clothes officer was captured on video putting the Staten Island father of six in a chokehold. I asked everyone one […]

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05.30.14 Sophie Weiner

These Google Street View photos show just how quickly abandoned or foreclosed property in Detroit is overtaken by the forces of nature and poverty. Over the course of five years, houses have turned into vacant lots or were stripped down to skeletons. The resulting photos look like an entirely different place. It’s hard to believe […]

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04.30.14 Marina Galperina

These old photos posted by Alexander Strannik on his LiveJournal were taken in 1986 in Chernobyl, a few months after the infamous catastrophic nuclear incident. He was part of one of the first major clean up/reconstruction crews, but not one of the “heroes” who “by bravery or ignorance” were working directly at the site of the […]

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04.28.14 Tod Seelie

Over the weekend, we checked out the Lost Lectures (with Hyperallergic), the latest from a series of innovative talks in secret locations. This time, it took place at the Knockdown Center in the Maspeth/Ridgewood industrial sector of Queens and featured appearances from Blood Orange, Amanda Lepore, Barbara Nitke and others. Barbara Nitke, who spent twelve years shooting porn stills on movie […]

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01.29.14 Marina Galperina

Here are some photos from Samara, Russia of the 10th annual international winter motor-sled “Snowdogs” competition that we’ve never heard off. The motorized sleds vary from from what is basically a motorcycle minus one wheel plus some soldered-on metal ski appendages to retro-futuristic, minimal racing bikes to… is that guy riding an airplane engine? It’s […]

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