Category: Art

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New Banksy Unveiled…Then Quickly Removed

Famed street artist and mysterious rabble-rouser Banksy unveiled his latest piece in London where it caused quite a stir. Loaceted across from the French embassy, the work uses the iconic artwork from the Les Miserables musical adding a cloud of CS gas. Brand new #Banksy in London just opposite the…

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Iconic Concert: Richie Havens 1974

Born in Brooklyn on January 21, 1941, Richie Havens began his musical career as a singer in various doo-wop groups with his friends and with the McCrea Gospel Singers, but it was the singer-songwriters of Greenwich Village that he was truly attracted to. Wanting to share the music he heard…

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5 Lost Mansions of Uptown Manhattan

Nowadays when people think Manhattan, they invariably think two out of three following things: tall buildings, overpopulation and pollution. Listen, I love the Big Apple — greatest city in the world! But it also lives up to every stereotype of what is wrong with American big city over-consumerism. Does there…

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A Map of NWA’s Rise and Aftermath [Infographic]

With the announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominations today also came the announcement that NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay. The film follows the meteoric rise of NWA, a hip-hop group consisting of Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella. Although they disbanded…

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