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Post image for The Art Trophies from When the White House Went Up in Flames

The 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House passed without much hullabaloo last week, aside from the British Embassy in Washington, DC, having to apologize for their tweet that in questionable taste joked they’d only be lighting the President’s home with sparklers on a cake this time.

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Effy Beth, “Sobre Moldes”

It’s been two years since a legal battle was won, yet trans and non-binary people in Argentina remain vulnerable to different forms of violence.

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Post image for Photographs from Life in the Tombs of Cairo’s City of the Dead

For decades, an affordable housing shortage in Cairo, one of the largest cities in the world, has resulted in hundreds of families moving into the cemeteries. Photojournalist Tamara Abdul Hadi went into one such community to document what life is like among the dead.

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Post image for Designing Mobile Homes for the New Wanderers

Homeownership has been on the decline in the United States, drifting down to 64.8% in the first quarter of 2014, per the Census Bureau’s report earlier this year.

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Post image for Monoskop Releases Archive of Avant-Garde and Modernist Magazines

A collection of Anglo-European avant-garde and modernist magazines dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been compiled by Monoskop.

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Post image for NASA Explores the Potential of Origami in Space

The future of space flight may be founded on the traditions of art.

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Post image for Repatriating Scalps from a German Museum to American Indian Tribes

Repatriation of scalps from a German museum to tribes in the United States is revealing the rift between the countries in the treatment of human remains as museum artifacts.

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Post image for Weekend Studio Visit: Denis Farrell in Oughterard, County Galway, Connemara, Ireland

The first work by the Irish artist, Denis Farrell, which I saw was a box titled Ukiyo (2011), containing seventy equally-sized, abstract watercolors. Ideally, the watercolors are supposed to be framed and mounted across all the walls of a gallery, becoming a sequence inviting the viewer to look at each work.

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An artist recently staged a performance in Philadelphia to highlight racial inequality in America

As a black man played dead at the base of one of Philadelphia’s most iconic sculptures, tourists continued snapping photographs in front of the landmark, the intrusive body lying at their feet recalling that of the slain Michael Brown.

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Buying Art in Bitcoin

by Laura C. Mallonee on August 21, 2014

Buying art with Bitcoin

In May, painters Valentin Ruhry and Andy Boot launched Cointemporary, an online art gallery exhibiting artworks that can only be bought using the popular crypto-currency Bitcoin.

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