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Post image for 85,000 Historic Newsreels Released on YouTube Tell a Fascinating Story

Yesterday, British Pathé, known for its newsreels, announced that it had uploaded its entire collection to YouTube, making for a widely available trove of historic footage and a fascinatingly nerdy way to spend Friday afternoon.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on April 18, 2014

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Unpaid interns get NYC harassment rights, Joan Jonas to represent US at Venice Biennale, Gabriel García Márquez dies, search for painting in the Hong Kong landfill called off, and more from the week in art news.

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Post image for Research Reveals Artists’ Brains May Be Structured Differently

Artists are often deemed “right-brained” thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.

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Post image for The Onion Skewers George W. Bush, the Painter

Yes, the world’s favorite satirical site went there, and their latest video takes aim at former US President George W. Bush’s latest hobby, painting.

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Post image for Folk Art Museum Architects Denounce Demolition, MoMA PS1 Proposed as Possible Site for Facade

With scaffolding now shrouding its embattled façade, the architects behind the ill-fated American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) have broken their silence over the demolition of the acclaimed building, denouncing the “senseless and unnecessary act of destruction” in a brief statement posted online yesterday and a longer interview in the New York Times today.

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Post image for Venezuelans Protest Tyranny With Performance Art and Nude Selfies

A young man stands on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela holding a sign that reads, “De niño eran mis héroes. Ahora me reprimen.” (“As a child they were my heroes, now they repress me”). Surrounding him, young men and women dressed in combat fatigues hold toy guns, their faces painted bright green. They’re dissenting against the Venezuelan government security forces’ bloody crackdowns on protesters.

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Post image for Homoerotic Art of Tom of Finland Celebrated on Postal Stamps

On September 8, Finnish company Itella Posti will release stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland. The postage honors his art’s “confident and proud homoeroticism,” as the Itella Posti proclaims, with two drawings from his prolific career selected for the September–October run.

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Post image for New York’s Brecht Forum to Close

The Brecht Forum, a 39-year-old space for Marxist educational programming and related cultural initiatives in New York, is closing, according to an announcement posted on the organization’s website and confirmed to Hyperallergic.

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Post image for Oxford University Press Online Resources Free During National Library Week

In commemoration of National Library Week, Oxford University Press is making freely available its subscription-only online product catalogue.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on April 11, 2014

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NYC hires Queens Museum director, a Rembrandt found in storage, new photo center at SFMOMA, David Lynch’s first major museum exhibition, and more from the week in art news.

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