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Debra Yepa-Pappan, Live Long and Prosper (Spock Was a Half-Breed), 2008. All photos courtesy of the Wing Luke Museum. Starting with its title, the group exhibition War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art at Seattle’s Wing Luke museum asks a provocative question: how do those seen by Americans as products of either colonial domination […]

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One of the arrested sex workers giving an interview for Ruins In the spring of 2012, after a raft of health-sector budget cuts, the Greek Health Ministry arrived at a shocking conclusion: the rate of HIV cases had increased by 60 percent in just one year. To tackle this, in April 2012, the Greek police […]

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The Cute Show: Elephant Land!

on October 30, 2013

Our buds at VICE Japan have a wonderful YouTube channel that you should definitely subscribe to if you like watching weird, life-enhancing videos. Their latest is this Cute Show episode about a wacky Busch Gardens-style amusement park in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It’s owned by a happy rich lady who gets to hang out with elephants […]

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Evans Quinn was charismatic and beloved by most of the people of Bluefields, Nicaragua but he could also turn violent. Photos via RightSide Guide and Notifight The argument started over gas money. It escalated to the point where a man got shot in the testicles. And it finished with one of the participants murdered and […]

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Digital Archaeology exhibition, Internet Week New York 2011 (via digital-archaeology.org) OAKLAND, Calif. — Recently I’ve been fascinated by the Digital Archaeology blog, a website developed by curator and internet historian Jim Boulton. Its icon, a pixellated flashlight, captures, in my mind, how the site works: by shining light on different corners, never quite capturing the […]

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Radically Rethinking the Architecture of Death

on October 28, 2013

POST-COMMUNITY by Marta Piaseczynska + Rangel Karaivanov (via Marta Piaseczynska + Rangel Karaivanov) What happens when you die? Well, in a literal way, what happens to everyone else. You’re likely to have a traditional, costly, funeral, and then a small slot of land in a quiet sprawl of cemetery will be yours. Yet this traditional […]

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A radionics drawing by the author To get a handle on a controversial, discredited, and generally bizarre medical technology called radionics, here’s a story about me as a horny teenager. As a kid, I’d look up sexual words in the dictionary, creating pathetic versions of pornography for myself. The words turned me on, even the […]

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Welcome back to our brand new column, Dealers Choice, where food expert Ian Purkayastha clues us in on what top chefs across America are serving on freshly ironed white linen tablecloths at fancy restaurants. Food dealer to over 300 restaurants nationwide, including Sean Brock and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Ian’s smooth talking sales pitch and top shelf […]

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Please stop telling me how much fun Halloween is. It’s not fun. It’s the most overblown, unnecessary, irritating holiday there is. Every year, I get peer-pressured into going to lame parties, drinking too much, spending way too much money on a costume, and eating so much candy that I’m still shitting out chocolate a week […]

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Weekend Words: Dangerous

on October 27, 2013

James Gillray, “The Plum-Pudding in Danger” (1805). Colored engraving, 240 x 340 mm. British Museum, London. (Image via Web Gallery of Art) On Wednesday, Hyperallergic’s Jil Steinhauer reported the story of artist Suprina Kenney, whose sculptures, which included found objects made of metal, glass and wood, were removed from the Morris County Administration and Records […]

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Alan McMonagle?s ?Psychotic Episodes?: ?I?ve a feeling we?re not in [Old] Ireland anymore?

on October 26, 2013

Alan McMonagle (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) “Being born in Scotland carries with it certain responsibilities.” That observation, made by Derek Taylor, the Liverpool-born newspaperman who became the Beatles’ press officer, was irreverently included on the back cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s record album The Plastic One Band/Live Peace in Toronto 1969. […]

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