To this man and many others like him, a Banksy piece is just money on the street. Luckily for New Orleans, neighborhood vigilantes got in the way of this attempt to remove another piece of public art.
Photo: Charlie Varley/varleypix.com
Morley Safer interviews David Stein in 1976
An actor who played McGruff the Crime Dog was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to the possession of 1,000 pot plants, a grenade launcher as well as 26 other weapons, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition.
Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker? by David Segal
Ross Ulbricht is accused of being the mastermind of Silk Road, the world’s largest and most notorious black market for drugs.
The amount of money an incarcerated pimp is suing Nike for after he stomped in a john’s face with his Air Jordans. Sirgiorgiro Clardy was charged with second degree assault using a dangerous weapon, and he claims in his suit that “Nike, Chairman Phil Knight and other executives failed to warn consumers that the shoes could be used as a weapon to cause serious injury or death.”
For the first time, the artist at the center of an $80million art fraud case speaks.
Illustration by Liam Peters
“A Porn Star, a Tortured Beauty Queen, a Dead Millionaire, and a Half-Smoked Joint”
The male half of a folk singing duo was arrested in Montana after carving his love into Pompeys Pillar, a rock formation featuring the last remaining physical evidence of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Anthony Haden Guest did a nice interview with Richard Stratton for Standard Culture. That got me digging, and as a result you’ve got something fun to watch.
“A documentary chronicling the life of author Richard Stratton, from his early experiments with marijuana in suburban Massachusetts to his ultimate entry into the world of high volume, international hashish and marijuana trade. His involvement in the drug market, including the shipment of 7 tons of hashish from war-riddled Beirut into New York Harbor, led to his arrest and conviction to 25 years in maximum-security prison. This video, through re-enactments, stock footage, score and interview, tells the unbelievable story.”
Three “unidentified” loaves of bread that were found in the back of a students car at Casper College in Wyoming on Monday were initially reported by the Casper Police Dept. to be laced with LSD. Sadly, after more tests were conducted on Tuesday, the loaves were found to contain no drugs at all.
Who knows? But anything is possible in a city full of cops. We’ll let ANIMAL do the digging on that one. If you want some Banksy-related entertainment today, listen to Opie & Anthony after the jump