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Street Art Shows Social Media Culture Through Graffiti

Vancouver street artist iHeart uses graffiti as a vehicle to voice his opinions on societal issues.<p>Vancouver street artist iHeart uses graffiti as a vehicle to voice his opinions on societal issues. The Canadian artist recently shared his views on a particular aspect of contemporary culture: a …

19 Ridiculously Useful Tips Every Blogger Should Know

Whether you have a blog, have always wanted to start one, or are one of the greats, these tips will keep your content exciting, your design fresh, and your readers coming back hungry for more. Like J-Law at her favorite pizzeria.

Why It’s OK for ‘The New York Times’ to Not Be Charlie

The new, defiant issue of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> was published yesterday and sold out around Paris before dawn. The press run of 3 million copies is expected …

Papers in Kenya and South Africa Say Sorry for Running Charlie Hebdo Cover

Kenya’s the <i>Star</i> and South Africa’s the <i>Citizen</i> issued apologies this week for reprinting the controversial new cover of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, after …

Africa

Does Mark Wahlberg want a 'white privilege' pardon?

<b>Last month actor Mark Wahlberg filed a petition asking the US state of Massachusetts for an official pardon for a pair of decades-old criminal convictions. His timing could be worse, but not by much.</b><p>According to court records, in 1988 a 16-year-old Mr Wahlberg brutally attacked a Vietnamese man …

Mark Wahlberg

In Miami, a Street Artist Dies at the Hands of Police

During Art Basel, a tagger called Demz was run down by police protecting street-art fans from street artists. His death has more than one connection to Eric Garner's.<p>Does the name Michael Stewart mean anything to you? No? Let me refresh your memory.<p>Thirty years ago, Michael Stewart’s name was known …

Here's How New Yorkers Reacted to the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

"​I hope people wake up. I hope people are starting to understand that the system is really not with us. It's actually against us."<p>New Yorkers know a thing or two about out-of-control policing, having seen their share of ​brutality incidents. So it was no surprise that by 6 PM Monday evening there …

Justice

'Hunger Games' and America's inequality (Opinion) - CNN.com

All hail The Capitol! In anticipation of the November 2014 release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" the franchise has released posters of "district heroes" representing their areas. Here Lily Elsington, the 6-year-old ambassador from the Mining District, District 12, is shown.<p>HIDE …

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Quiet.<p><b>About Susan Cain's TED Talk</b><p>In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be …

Well... Looks like ARTLOG Is headed to Alcatraz! Ai WeiWei, Chinese artist and political activist, has created an #exhibition of new works specifically for #Alcatraz. The #exhibit is called @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. He responds to the island's #legacy as a 19th century #military fortress, a #notorious jail, a Native American #heritage and now one of America's most visited #national parks. Considering #AiWeiWei is a newly freed man after being punished for his activism in China, it feels fitting that his exhibition raises questions of freedom of expression and human rights, in what was known to be the worlds most isolated and cruel prison. #ARTLOG #art #aiweiwei #china #political #activism #alcatraz #sanfran #prison #militaryfortress #nativeamerican #artandfear

Global Support Pours In for Hong Kong Democracy Protests

As tens of thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, their struggle for democracy captured the imaginations of …

Hong Kong

John Green's Response to The Fault in Our Stars Being Banned Is Just Perfect

Add <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> to the list of amazing books that have been banned from schools.<p>Dutton Books<p>John Green’s young-adult novel about a pair of …

Books

James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1 (Contemporary Art Daily)

MoMA PS1 presentsthe most comprehensive museum survey of James Lee Byars (Detroit, 1932–Cairo, 1997) organized in North America since his death. The …

Missed 7x10 at Lightbox last week? Or just can't get enough? Walk through the event with this time lapse video from WhirlWind Creative (plus lots and lots of photos!): http://artlog.com/post/94576503015

Nancy Rubins' giant, improbable assemblages of aluminum creatures invade Gagosian Gallery: http://artlog.com/post/94746178865

Furniture

Largest slice of the moon on Earth

In celebration of today's Apollo 11 launch anniversary, BB pal and space enthusiast Steve Jurvetson shares this photo of the largest slice of the …

Journalism Groups Urge Obama To Stop Excessive Controls On Public Information

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 8, 2014) – Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including the National Press Photographers Association) today …

Barack Obama

Israel and Hamas Trade Rocket Attacks, Tension Builds

Over the past few days, Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip have been launching dozens of missiles into Israel, while Israeli forces have struck more than a hundred targets in Gaza, killing dozens. The Israeli army said its offensive, dubbed "Operation Protective Edge," is aimed at striking Hamas and …

What's More Deplorable, the Killing of Journalists Or Hardly Noticing?

Given a media vehicle was bombed by the Israelis and the journalist was killed, what’s notable about the caption is how incidental it is. The caption …

30 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Nature

Urbanism and nature do not always get along well, but when they do, the collaboration may create something really special and unique. We’re talking …

PATTERNIFEET

Infinity grid #patternity #pattern #patternity #noticemore #grid #toilet #mirror #reflect #mundane

Berlin is one big swamp—or at least it used to be. Distinctive pink pipes twist through the city to the nearest river or canal. As groundwater levels are very high this prevents the city from submerging into a giant puddle. Berlin Instagrammer Michael Schulz (@berlinstagram) created the #thatpipeagain hashtag to capture this iconic feature, and the trend has caught on for Instagrammers all over the city. "When I first visited the city 20 years ago and came across them, I was fascinated and irritated at once," he says. "Those pipes stuck to my mind as a characteristic thing of the city." For more photos and videos of the pink pipes in Berlin, browse the #thatpipeagain hashtag and follow @berlinstagram on Instagram. Photo by @berlinstagram

Nadine Gordimer in The New Yorker

On Monday morning, news came that Nadine Gordimer, who won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died Sunday, in Johannesburg. She was ninety years old. Over the decades, Gordimer wrote dozens of pieces for <i>The New Yorker</i>. Her first, a short story called “A Watcher of the Dead,” was published in 1951. …

Slide Show: Penguins in the Summer

In 2012, the photographer Gaston Lacombe travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula for a two-month residency at the Esperanza Base, an Argentine research station. His intent was to photograph the daily life of people living at the base, but, upon his arrival, he was struck by the Adélie penguins that …