Weekend Watching: The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan

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The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan" is the story of black Washington DC told from the perspective of Cool “Disco” Dan starting with his birth during the civil rights era and follows his life parallel with the rise of Go-Go music through the 1980s (which is the unheard but yet dominant urban music of DC) and also local DC politics with Marion Barry’s rise and fall. Despite ending up homeless Cool “Disco” Dan used graffiti to escape the social problems D.C. had in the 1980s when things turned violent and became known as the Murder Capital of the United States. Cool “Disco” Dan ends up as a cult character of DC and his name becomes a symbol of survival during DC’s most trying years.

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Spot Jockin’

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Why is Banksy’s work in NYC getting dissed?

“I used to think other graffiti writers hated me because I used stencils, but they just hate me.”

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Banksy in the Village Voice

Write of Passage

Exploring the history and impact of American graffiti on global culture

25 Grams: Luna Park

25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.

Luna Park is a Brooklyn-based photographer and co-founder of The Street Spot.

She can be followed on instagram at @lunapark

Clever.

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Banksy’s New York run continues

Better Out Than In

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Banksy’s “artist residency” on the streets of New York

“All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside.” – Paul Cezanne

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Very Top Secret apparel

On Top Of The Luggage Store

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A new mural by Os Gemeos dedicated to JADE, NEKST, and TIE.  Look out for another mural by the twins in collaboration with Mark Bode that will go up this week and be ‘publicly’ unveiled during a reception at the Luggage Store on Saturday September 28th.

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Bad Graffiti

Bad Graffiti is a photography series by Scott Hocking that documents graffiti in Detroit. “Bad graffiti can be vulgar, juvenile, poorly scrawled, misspelled, ignorant, sexist, racist and ridiculous,” Scott writes in the prologue from the book. “Yet, it can also be… so bad, it’s good.” The book is available here.

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Back Down In the Freedom Tunnel

In 2011, Chris Pape, aka FREEDOM revisited the tunnel for this short documentary.

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Picture of the Day

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Askew

Tonight.

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The Wild Style 30th Anniversary Reunion & Screening at the original Amphitheater at East River Park at the FDR Drive entrance at Cherry Street.

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Dave Schubert

All City Since 1983

WANE one waxes in this fresh video for his new Reebok City Classic shoe.

Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

Skills Magazine #6

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Originally printed in 1994 and available in very limited supply.

Picture of the Day

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Dave Schubert

“There ain’t no better man than Banksy”

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The story of a man who was forced out of his D.I.Y. hillside home by a couple of opportunists who decided to purchase the large water tank after Banksy had written on it.

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