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    Street Art Illuminates City's Broken Promise

    In May, Spanish guerrilla art collective Luzinterruptus built a temporary memorial to a community pool. Eight hundred glowing blue drops hang in space above cement, as if a cluster of giant raindrops were suspended in time, swaying as people move through them. The shimmering drops were hung by ...

    Culture of Fear: Crockpot 07.27.12

    Utne's Guide to What You May Have Missed This WeekOn Tuesday, four undocumented immigrants revealed their status in front of Maricopa County Courthouse in Phoenix, and were promptly arrested, says In These Times. Inside the courthouse, county sheriff Joe Arpaio, an infamous supporter of ...

    Street Art Shamans

     In Arizona, an African American doctor creates street art to heal the Navajo Nation. In São Paulo, a graffiti artist documents the lives of the homeless and working-class. In New Orleans and Chicago, an artist creates a space for people to share dreams. There’s plenty of cool street art ...

    Culture Jamming, Sureños-style

    Sometimes great cultural breakthroughs are watershed events, celebrated far and wide. When evolutionary forces conspired to mesh Appalachian hill music, Mississippi River Delta blues, and big-city boogie woogie and create a wholly new cultural entity in Elvis Presley, the country duly rejoiced. ...

    Art That Speaks For the City

    That giant bearded man blowing on a dandelion or that Mystery Science Theater 3000 stencil at the bottom of a wall is trying to tell you something about your city. Street art and those artists who make it, that is, might be trying to show you something about the place you live, not just their ...

    Video: Street Art in Rome

    Kind of makes you want to go out and paint a wall... In Rome...(Thanks, Wooster Collective.)

    Street Artist Invader Invades New York Gallery

    Fans of street art may be familiar with French artist Invader , who creates 8-bit-inspired mosaic tile art that can be found on city streets and in galleries around the world. He is also credited with originating a style of art called “Rubickubism,” which, as he demonstrates in the video ...

    Art Moves Back Indoors

    When Fox News reports on Banksy’s latest $191,000 sale , it may be time to rethink the subversive value of street art.Bay Area artists Sabina Nieto and Tarak Shah have taken art back indoors with the establishment of mauve? , an office-space micro gallery in Berkeley, CA. Situating ...

    Graffiti Artists in the White House

    “It’s amazing how times change.” That’s how Marc Schiller from the website Wooster Collective, a stalwart booster of international street art, began a letter to their readers explaining why they had been invited to the White House, why they accepted, and what they found there (namely, ...

    Homeless and Glued to a Wall

    Dan Bergeron seems to have done the impossible: he's found a way to make pedestrians on busy sidewalks look at homeless people. His life-sized, full-body shots of men and women appealing to passersby with handmade signs have been pasted to walls on the streets of Toronto. The people look ...

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