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Ed Felien : Batman and the Culture of Violence

Batman image from Batman: The Amimated Series / Wikimedia Commons.Batman, The Joker, Nazisand the culture of violence in America Plato recognized the subversive value of art. He knew that art didn’t just hold a mirror up to society and reflect … finish reading Ed Felien : Batman and the Culture of Violence

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ART / Jordan Flaherty : ‘Every Portrait Tells a Story’

Sheila Phipps with some of her work from the exhibit, “Every Portrait Tells a Story.” Photo from Loop21. A mother’s art: Every portrait tells a story Sheila Phipps does portraits of young men she believes were convicted of crimes they … finish reading ART / Jordan Flaherty : ‘Every Portrait Tells a Story’

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Marc Estrin : The Ethics of Infiltration

Cartoon from Brainstuck.com.THE ETHICS OF INFILTRATION By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2011 We began two weeks ago with Hallelujah in the mall, and last week contrasted that with theatrical infiltrations less in service to consumer … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Ethics of Infiltration

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R.I.P. Bill Narum : Legendary Artist of the Texas Counterculture

Below, cover of Space City!, June 1, 1971. Illustration and design by Bill Narum. Bill Narum was a dear friend of The Rag Blog and my personal friend and colleague for more than four decades. He was art director at … finish reading R.I.P. Bill Narum : Legendary Artist of the Texas Counterculture

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Through the Windshield

Seen at the corner of E. 12th St. and Pleasant Valley Rd., in Austin, Texas,an unlikely art sale. Perhaps it’s the heat…Mariann Wizard The Rag Blog

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Stephanie Chernikowski : ‘Looking at Music: Side 2’ at the MOMA

Sonic Youth. 1983. Black-and-white photograph, 11 x 17″ (27.9 x 43.2 cm). Photo by Stephanie Chernikowski / Looking at Music: Side 2 / Museum of Modern Art, New York. That is a very early shot of Kim Gordon and Thurston … finish reading Stephanie Chernikowski : ‘Looking at Music: Side 2’ at the MOMA

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Chris Jordan : The Photographer as Agent of Environmental Change

Chris Jordan took this photo at a Florida cellphone-processing plant, which he says sorts about 50,000 phones a month. Working ones are resold; the rest are shredded and burned to recover a tiny amount of gold in each one. “Pound … finish reading Chris Jordan : The Photographer as Agent of Environmental Change

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ART / ‘Man at Work’ Exhibition Has Lessons for Today

At the Grohmann Museum in Milwaukee: Frederick Arthur Bridgman, The Seaweed Gatherers, 1912 / MSOE.Workers Built the Modern World [The Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection ‘Man at Work,’ continuing installation of 700 paintings and sculptures spanning 400 years of history. Also, … finish reading ART / ‘Man at Work’ Exhibition Has Lessons for Today

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Frank Shepard Fairey: Grafitti Legend Claims Arrest Before Big Show is Political

Frank Shepard Fairey / ExopolisStreet artist Frank Shepard Fairey at Institute of Contemporary Art earlier this month. Photo by David L. Ryan / Boston Globe.Police arrest Obama artist and ‘Andre the Giant’ tagger just before opening at the Institute of … finish reading Frank Shepard Fairey: Grafitti Legend Claims Arrest Before Big Show is Political

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Bush Scandals : The List. (Not a Pretty Picture)

British Artist Jonathan Yeo created this portrait of President Bush using a collage of images cut out from 100 porn magazines. This piece was unveiled in August 2007 at the Lazarides Gallery in London. Interestingly enough, Yeo was commissioned by … finish reading Bush Scandals : The List. (Not a Pretty Picture)

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Frank Cieciorka’s Self-Inscribed Eulogy

Frank CieciorkaIn Memoriam: Frank CieciorkaBy Bruce Anderson / December 3, 2008 Frank Cieciorka died [at the end of November 2008] at his home in Alderpoint, Southern Humboldt County. A modest, soft-spoken man whose passing will sadden everyone who knew him, … finish reading Frank Cieciorka’s Self-Inscribed Eulogy

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BOOKS / ‘We Lost the Vietnam War Because We Didn’t Understand That They Were Poets’

A detail of “Guerrilla Warfare: A Surprise Attack,” 1966. To see several other images from “Mekong Diaries,” click here (PDF file). Graphic: Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum.Christian Appy on ‘Mekong Diaries’By Christian G. Appy / January 16, 2009 … finish reading BOOKS / ‘We Lost the Vietnam War Because We Didn’t Understand That They Were Poets’

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