Had to put our Zooey twist on this important Public Service Announcement.
Rihanna channeling Aaliyah
Let’s play a fun game: actual NY Times review or a Stefon sketch from SNL?
“On a recent Saturday, normcore gays, ghetto gothics and jaunty Euros galloped in place in syncopated harmony. At an art opening the following weekend, a burlesque acrobat dangled above an older, wealthier crowd that looked to have come from a Burning Man fund-raiser.”
Writers imitating life, imitating art, imitating life
If complaints were kindling, our generation would have a bonfire going. We will likely see slower economic growth, more unemployment and greater inequality than our parents. For all the social progress, retrograde attitudes remain powerful. The government feels more and more an extension of the free market, rather than a bulwark against it. And global warming, still denied by large swaths of the population, threatens not just economic growth, but also ecological collapse. Our current course could cause the earth to warm by as many as six degrees Celsius, which would create millions of refugees, stir up conflict and dramatically increase the incidence of natural disasters.
Why, then, have we not launched a sustained, revolutionary movement to wrest back control and set us on a better course? The most prominent movement, Occupy Wall Street, produced much in the way of slogans. But compared with the Tea Party or the leftist movements of the ’40s and ’60s, it has done little to change policy.
Here are three reasons we have not seen a revolution, even though it’s sorely needed:
Money has become political power.
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Brief: Help Amnesty International speak truth.
Roles: Convict served as copywriter.
We provided art direction.
Notes: The inmate was concerned that criticizing law enforcement would garner him unwanted attention from corrections officers while serving his sentence.
Graffiti is an ancient Greco-Roman art form, dating back to the days when people carved marble messages of anything from political protest to hilarious butt jokes. Now a modern iteration has taken over Greece, where a flourishing international community of graffiti artists has transformed the urban landscape.
Not only does Greece have lax anti-graffiti laws, there’s also a big demand for commissioned work. Some of the artists are even graduates of Greece’s top fine-arts schools and are utilizing their classical background in new, innovative ways.