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One Artist's Plan to Save the US Postal Service

The United States Postal Service is in crisis: hemorrhaging money, searching for ways to fix the situation and being blocked by Congress, inching towards privatization. What can any of us do about? Not much, except send more mail. That's the idea behind…
The United States Postal Service is in crisis: hemorrhaging money, searching for ways to fix the situation and being blocked by Congress, inching towards privatization. What can any of us do about?...
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How Laurie Simmons Makes Dolls Lie

Laurie Simmons isn't the first photographer to snap pictures of dolls, but she has a way of getting them to look eerily emotive (and making them take selfies). She pulls off the uncanny by aestheticizing several layers of lies.
Laurie Simmons isn't the first photographer to snap pictures of dolls, but she has a way of getting them to look eerily emotive (and making them take selfies). She pulls off the uncanny by aestheti...
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No Mag Is an Island

In the latest issue of Cluster, a "magazine of international popular culture," writer Jesse Myerson places the asset-stripping drama surrounding Detroit's bankruptcy against a broader historical context, one that dates to the 13th-century failure of…
In the latest issue of Cluster, a "magazine of international popular culture," writer Jesse Myerson places the asset-stripping drama surrounding Detroit's bankruptcy against a broader historical co...
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Highlights From the PAD/D Archive

A look at the contents of the large PAD/D Archive at MoMA QNS.
A look at the contents of the large PAD/D Archive at MoMA QNS.
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The Onion Skewers George W. Bush, The Painter

Yes, the world's favorite satirical site went there, and their latest video takes aim at former US President George W. Bush's latest hobby, painting.
Yes, the world's favorite satirical site went there, and their latest video takes aim at former US President George W. Bush's latest hobby, painting.
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New York Murals: The City's Best Overlooked Museum

You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City's best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city's public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a…
You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City's best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city's public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, sky...
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Research Reveals Artists' Brains May Be Structured Differently

Artists are often deemed "right-brained" thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.
Artists are often deemed "right-brained" thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.
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A View from the Easel

Studios in New York, Chicago, London, Atlanta, and Dunedin, New Zealand.
Studios in New York, Chicago, London, Atlanta, and Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Alternative 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. backed Samoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. It was against this…
July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. bac...
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A Compendium of Comic Maps

The best fiction often succeeds because its creator has constructed a convincing world. By that I don't mean a place that seems realistic, but rather a world that's believable because it's been thought through — pages of notes, characters described down…
The best fiction often succeeds because its creator has constructed a convincing world. By that I don't mean a place that seems realistic, but rather a world that's believable because it's been tho...
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