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Post image for B&H Photo’s Warehouse Workers in Manhattan Join Campaign to End Discriminatory Practices

Discriminatory labor practices, safety risks, verbal abuse, and personal humiliation — these allegations are among the many that workers at B&H Photo Video’s Midtown Manhattan store are making against the nation’s largest non-chain photo and video retailer.

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Post image for Are You Sitting Down? Meet Archelis, the Wearable Chair of the Future

Archelis, a futuristic new “wearable chair” by Japan’s Hiroaki Nishimura Design, provides workers with a healthy middle ground between deadly all-day sitting and tiring all-day standing.

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Post image for Saudi Arabia Downgrades Poet’s Death Sentence to 8 Years in Jail and 800 Lashes

A court in Saudi Arabia has overturned the death sentence given to Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh last November on charges of publicly renouncing Islam, but the new terms of his punishment are also extremely savage.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on February 2, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a disgraced antiquities dealer’s stash of loot was discovered, a fake Picasso was seized by Turkish police, and a stolen portrait of R2-D2 was returned.

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Post image for A Kiddie Pool and Kaleidoscopic Canopy Come to MoMA PS1 This Summer

Every summer for the past 17 years, the Young Architects Program has chosen a designer to transform MoMA PS1’s courtyard in Long Island City, Queens with a temporary installation.

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Post image for New Hieronymus Bosch Painting Discovered in Kansas City

The largest Hieronymus Bosch exhibition ever organized, set to open in two weeks in the Dutch master’s hometown in the Netherlands, will now be even bigger.

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Post image for Badly Photoshopped Photo Wins Nikon Award and Internet Freaks Out

Hastily photoshopping a graphic of an airplane into a shot of some abstracted architecture could win you a Nikon prize.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on January 29, 2016

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This week in art news: Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge raised a smiley face flag over London, the Knoedler forgery trial began with testimony from art world heavy-hitters, and the dissident Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was sent to a psychiatric hospital.

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Post image for Staff at NYC Arts Organizations Is 62% White, City Report Shows

This week, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs released a report showing that the city’s arts sector is not as diverse as the general demographics the city — the fourth most diverse municipality in the US (although still incredibly segregated).

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Post image for After Sculpture Censorship Fiasco, Italian Officials Fail to Uncover the Naked Truth

Earlier this week, the Musei Capitolini in Rome found itself at the center of a controversy as news spread worldwide of the censorship of some of its famous nude statues in anticipation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the institution.

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