The Photographer as Travel Agent

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Bad photographs are a corrupting influence upon the imagination. They tell us lies about the world—pernicious, photoshopped lies—which make the real world, the only one we ever really have, seem bland and boring by comparison.

Don’t Touch My Junk! Lessons from a Junk Artist

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I have a friend who loves to talk about his Junk and if you ask nicely, he’ll even show it to you.

The Civil War between Street Artists and Taggers

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Comparing what a street artist does to what a tagger does is like comparing what Caravaggio did with a canvas to what a dog does to a fire hydrant. The Renaissance master brought beauty into the world. The dog does little more than mark his territory. ––– “And it came to pass, when they were […]

Are You a Quiet Leader?

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Sean Swaby has a confession to make, he is a Quiet Leader.

Tribute: Rowdy Roddy Piper in “They Live”

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A tribute to wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the star of one of Matthew Rozsa’s favorite movies, John Carpenter’s “They Live.”

The Struggle is Real

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What I am going to say here will shock some people but the want to express this has been tugging at me for a while so I had to say it.

Meet The Subway Singer Behind One Of The UK’s Biggest Dance Hits

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Damon C. Scott’s underground story that is changing music and lives.

Exploring How Black and White Artists Depict Race

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Black Like Us? – a new exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art – looks at how blackness has been portrayed in American art through the years.

Speaking OUT: Visualizing Queer Youth

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Realistic depictions of queer youth are missing from the media. Photographer Rachelle Lee Smith is working to change that.

Former Steeler John Malecki: Using the Past To Build The Future

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John Malecki was once an NFL football player. Now he lives out a new dream as a builder of custom furniture.

The Hidden Power of Art

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Jonathan Delavan discusses the reasons why art holds such powerful sway over us and is thus a powerful key to one’s personal growth.

The Pain of the Personal: An Artist’s View

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An Indian cartoonist looks to bring change to America, along with a new perspective of the events that occurred during the Arab Spring Uprising.

Would Buddha Try Ayahuasca?

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“Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics” A book review by Ira Israel.

Selfies of an ‘Unsound Mind’: The Mysterious Art of Thomas Hinton

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Thomas Hinton’s photographs, and what we can know about his life from other sources, give a rare glimpse into the life of someone suffering a mental illness at the turn of the 20th century.

Because You Always Wanted to Know: Here’s What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into a Watermelon

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The Backyard Scientist pours molten aluminum into a hole in a watermelon and discovers the place where science meets art.

Criminal Artist Poet Comedian?

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“Calling yourself an artist is so pretentious. I prefer to say I’m a poet, whose primary medium of expression is crime.”