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One Hour of San Diego Surfing, Time Collapsed

Lunchtime Laughter

M.D.E.’s (Million Dollar Extreme) Williamsburg Street interviews are the best

(Thanks Kiji!)

Installation View: Todd James – Secret Garden

Italians love busty blondes!

On view at Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan through August 1, 2014

The Positive Experience Index

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All signs point to tropical Central and South America for the happiest day-to-day living, with Paraguay leading the world in positive emotions. Measuring whether people experienced “lots of enjoyment, laughing or smiling a lot, feeling well-rested, and being treated with respect” on the previous day, Gallup compiled all the “yes’s, si’s and oui’s” into a Positive Experience Index score for each country. At the bottom of list is Syria, a country with not a lot of happy moments right now.

 

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More Than 5 Words

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Forever a rule breaker, Banksy made a video about his Residency in New York City as his acceptance speech for The Webby’s Person of the Year, .

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When Life Imitates the Movies

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Brazil’s special police force looks a lot like Terry Gilliam’s special police force in Brazil.

“It’s supposed to discredit their work . . . and break their manhood”

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Under a new directive, the NYPD is arming all of their officers with spray paint to buff tags across the 5 boroughs. With instructions to photograph the mark, “spray a square around the tag and then fill it in” with black, red or white spray paint, even the cops think “this whole graffiti program is ridiculous.” Broken windows, baby.

Artist Eats: Alexandros Vasmoulakis

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Alexandros Vasmoulakis to share his favorite place to eat. Vasmou is an artist from Greece who creates a wide range of work, including figurative oil paintings, collaged portraits on paper, and outdoor murals—with vinyl and sequins—on the sides of buildings. Continue reading for his answer.

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Printables

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Larry Clark’s New Kids by Pamela Pianezza

Twenty years after Larry Clark reinvented street cinema with Kids, he’s doing it all over again with a crew of young Parisians. 
They tell us about the perils of working with genius

Printables

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Murder and Revenge in Papua New Guinea by Carl Hoffman

Last September, a trekking company’s guided trip through the wilds of Papua New Guinea was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters, killing two on the spot and injuring many more. The motive appeared to be robbery, but Carl Hoffman knew something else was at work—ancient tribal patterns of violence that, he knew, would inevitably be avenged.

Tonight, Uptown

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“Shooters,” an exhibition of recent paintings by Harmony Korine at Gagosian.

Lunchtime Laughter

Tourists

Installation View: Ryan Travis Christian – Check please!

On view at Western Exhibitions in Chicago through June 6th, 2014

“Do not react, scream or argue”

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A tip from the Sao Paulo police to visiting World Cup fans if they find themselves being robbed. The idea to this approach is to not provoke the robbers into further violence, aka something apparently increasingly common down there, a robbery that ends in murder.

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Artist Eats: Pete Watts

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Pete Watts to share his favorite place to eat. Pete is a Brooklyn-based artist, whose work “explores humanity’s relationship with the natural world.” Continue reading for his answer.

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Punk the Capital

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A documentary tracing the late 1970s Punk scene in Washington D.C. to the harDCore explosion of the early 1980s.

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Lovesick Stargazer

A portrait of Angel Eyedealism, who—according to both Google and Yelp—is the top astrologer in New York City.

Directed by Colin Archdeacon

New York History We Did Not Know

Early on the foggy Saturday morning of July 28th, 1945, a U.S. Army B-25 bomber on its way to Newark Airport crashed directly into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building. The building reopened two days later.

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A Bat is Carved From Wood, and Dodger Stadium is Carved From a Mountain

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The story behind the building of that old ballpark in Chavez Ravine.

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