Art Tonight in New York City

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The goal is to have a drink at each show so that you keep from freezing in between.

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Arrested for the Crime of Being a Street Artist’s Girlfriend

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Call it guilt by association, because that’s exactly what happened to 43-year-old Mami Urakawa, who was apprehended by Osaka police Wednesday after being identified in a cctv video hanging out with her boyfriend CLET as he added some humor to a street sign in the Japanese city. A “partner both in crime and life,” Urakawa took the rap for her man’s crimes and admitted to participation in the vinyl alterations to the city’s traffic signs which had been targeted by CLET as “symbols of authority that he seeks to challenge through art.” So you must be wondering where dude is during all of this? Well, he’s currently back in Florence, Italy where the couple resides, posting to facebook and sorting out what to do.

A look through some of CLET’s work, below.

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ArtFits (vol. 1)

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Locations: Devin Troy Strother at Marlborough Chelsea, Katsu at The Hole, and Helmut Lang at Sperone Westwater Gallery.

Beachside Lurking

Darren Navarrette’s Butt Country 2

Japanese Advancements in Telecommuting

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The Super Gorone Desk adapts to wherever you want to set up shop… like in bed or on the couch. Anywhere!

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Identifying With That Spiccoli Lifestyle

Jack Black talks about his life growing up in Southern California.

Not For Tourists

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Welcome To Fear City, a mid-’70s “Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”

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Art Openings This Weekend in Los Angeles

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A few good things popping in the land of sun and palm trees.

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Openings & Parties: Ace Hotel x Inherent Vice Art Show, NYC

Last night, psychedelic reigned supreme as artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe took over Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel for a blacklight-filled basement installation in promotion of the film Inherent Vice. Accompanied by a performance from Psychic Ills, the intimate gathering proved to be a worthy trek for attendees on an otherwise frozen night.

For those who missed the opening party, the installation is open to the public at Liberty Hall from 12-8pm until January 11th.

Photos by Max Serota

“The history of cheesemaking goes hand in hand with the land disputes”

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All about that Congolese Cheese in the war-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Art Openings This Week in New York City

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The art world gets back into the swing of things.

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“Freedom to Write”

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FREEDOM reminisces on his first visit to what would become the “Freedom” Tunnel.

“In 1974 (at the tender age of 14), my older brother took me to the Freedom Tunnel for the first time. The location wasn’t named that back then, it was just a freight train tunnel that ran for 3 miles beneath Riverside Park from West 72nd to West 122nd Streets. We entered through a Parks bathroom that had a gaping hole in its floor—an entrance that had been created by Steve 161 with a stick of dynamite and subsequently covered with a large piece of plywood. After climbing through the blasted area, we slid down an embankment of dirt and landed at the base of the train tracks. The two of us spent the day climbing up and down the sides of parked trains, practicing our tags with the small can of spray paint we had with us until it ran out, then we headed home. I had no idea how significant an event that day would become.”

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An Annoying Start to the New Year of Work

The Voice of The New York Subway System.

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Alaska’s Party Animal

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Remembering Buzzwinkle, the drunkest moose in Anchorage.

“the massive bull was standing rigid, knees locked, with his wide-set eyes fixed in an inscrutable expression. A long strand of small white lights tangled in his antlers attested to some careless twig noshing in Town Square earlier in the day. The most obvious sign of life was the cloud of vapor venting from his nostrils with every deep exhalation. He was blotto, and he knew it.”

A World of Beef

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Jamel Shabazz reflects on the last moments of innocence in 1980’s Brooklyn and young brothers lost.

Taco Truck Confessions

Everyone loves tacos. That’s just a fact of life. So it makes sense that the best place to find the largest cross-section of interesting people would be a taco spot at night. It’s with this in mind that L.A. Taco presents a unique look at Los Angeles through interviews with people waiting to get their delicious food.

Disappearing Trolls and Ancient Italian Graffiti

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All included in this oh-so-wordy review of the book GRAFFITI AND THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE IN ROMAN POMPEII.

When Environmental Activism Backfires

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During a publicity stunt aimed at delegates participating in the U.N. climate talks in Lima, idiot Greenpeace activists damaged parts of the extremely fragile patina surface of the desert surrounding the legendary Nazca lines.

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The Goddess of Grope

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After spending years as a midwife, Takiko Shindo mastered the Japanese art of Oppai Taisou (translated: boob exercise), which is meant to help women “achieve healthier, shapely bosoms.” Realizing that her hands were a hot commodity and that all women should benefit from her method, Shindo developed the “Oppai Taisou Hand” to simulate her master touch. Essentially an oversized back scratcher, the pink plastic hand allows its user to simulate the groping method in the comfort of their own home.

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