October 14, 2021

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Julie Bargmann Wins Inaugural Oberlander Prize

Julie Bargmann wears the accolade with characteristic informality. Lauded today as the first-ever recipient of the new Oberlander Prize — a Pritzker-level honour bestowed by the Washington, D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation — the landscape architect and educator reflects on the puns that informed a singular career in landscape design. “Acronyms and four-letter words have always

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‘It’s Finding the Gap in the Bureaucratic Process’: Watch Minerva Cuevas Explain How She Makes Art From Acts of ‘Micro-Sabotage’

For the last two decades, the Mexico City-born artist Minerva Cuevas has helmed the activist group Mejor Vida Corp, or The Better Life Corporation. It stages artistic and political interventions poking fun at, and in some cases interfering with, the status quo of economic life. Much of the artist’s early work took the form of guerrilla interference,

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Amazing Photos Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the 1990s

At the dawn of the 1990s, New York City was in an unremittingly bleak state. Following two decades of continuous decay, 1990 brought yet another all-time record high in violent crime and to this day, 1990 and the three years that followed remain the most homicide-plagued stretch in the city’s last five decades. The 1990s

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Artist George Coghill Creates Funny Cryptozoology and Paranormal Patches

The Monsterologist also sometimes answers to “George Coghill” when he’s not in his creature-creation laboratory. A lifelong fan and artist of monsters, creatures and other creeps, as well as folklore, mythology, ancient civilizations, Halloween, horror and skulls. All of the merchandise you see on this site was developed and created by George (with some manufacturing

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Banksy’s Famed Shredded Artwork, ‘Love Is in the Bin,’ Sells for a Record $25.4 Million at Sotheby’s—18 Times the Non-Shredded Price

Which work of art becomes far more valuable after it is damaged by the artist—whose identity, as it happens, is unknown? This riddle only has one answer: Banksy’s Love Is in the Bin (2018), which sold on Thursday evening in London for £18.6 million ($25.4 million), setting a new record for the anonymous street artist. Almost

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Why Did So Many Workers Get Laid Off From U.S. Museums When They Received So Much Federal Aid? A New Report Crunches the Numbers

Major U.S. museums received hundreds of millions of dollars in government aid intended to protect workers from layoffs, but still cut a significant number of jobs during the pandemic, according to a new report from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union. Since the government enacted the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at

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