With two weeks left in Banksy’s New York residency, his whimsical hit pieces on Ronald McDonald, war and factory farming have exposed long-standing divisions among the Big Apple residents who don’t know what is a Banksy, the people who cheer the Banksy and the forces that wish to condemn and destroy it.
Since the early 90s, the individual or collective known as Banksy has both delighted and irked fans and detractors with his (their?) subversive graffiti, sculptures and messaging. The “Ano... [Read more]
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When tickets for an Atoms for Peace DJ set went on sale, it was hard to be sure exactly what that meant. In typically cryptic fashion, lead man Thom Yorke tweeted:
Me & Nigel out & about with two turntables & a microphone - London 22feb, Berlin 8march, NY 14march. special guests & location to follow..— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) February 4, 2013
You might think you've peeked the scene
You haven't, the real one's far too mean
The watered down one, the one you know
Was made up centuries ago
It may just sound all whack and corny
Yes, it's awful, blasted boring
Twisted fiction, sick addiction
Well, gather 'round, children, zip it, listen!
- Nicki Minaj
As Lindsay and her mother Dina Lohan sped away from Manhattan’s Electric Room in the back seat of their SUV, one can only imagine the conversation that ensued. Early reports sug... [Read more]