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BERLIN — BB9 is so vacuous, ideologically apathetic, ahistorical, sarcastic, and dehumanizing, it’s a wonder it hasn’t been blacklisted solely on account of its conformity to commodity fetishism.

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Comics

Vacation

by Nayland Blake on June 24, 2016

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What’s vacation all about?

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Post image for The Hazy Chronicles of a CIA-backed Coup

Historical exhibitions tend to consistently draw large audiences — the curious, scholars, or just those who like a cracking good story.

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Post image for A Photographer Who Captured the Complexity of Black Life in Lyrical Ways

Louis Draper resisted labels. He knew that they could confine, like boxes, but much worse, they might be like prison cells: impossible to escape.

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News

Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on June 24, 2016

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This week in art news: Christo’s floating walkways were damaged following huge numbers of visitors, a 350-foot-tall statue of Christopher Columbus was inaugurated in Puerto Rico, and Banksy’s spray-painted SWAT van headed to auction.

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Post image for A Digital Reboot of Félix González-Torres’s Memorial to Victims of Gun Violence

Artworld polymath Greg Allen has made an odd, ritualistic, perhaps metaphorical memorial.

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In Brief

Iraq Issues Odd Zaha Hadid Stamps

by Claire Voon on June 23, 2016

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Zaha Hadid, who died of a heart attack nearly three months ago at the age of 65, is now commemorated in a new stamp issued by the Iraqi government.

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Poetry

Section from a New Work by Lauren Russell

by Joe Pan on June 23, 2016

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected a section from a new work by Lauren Russell for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Post image for UK Party References Nazi Propaganda in Pro-Brexit Billboard

In a remarkable demonstration of how to inflame public sentiment and paint one’s own organization as a vulgar and racist political group, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has unveiled a billboard in support of the campaign to have Britain exit the European Union that visually references Nazi propaganda.

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Post image for Anti-Trump Art Bus Dons Disguise to Deter Attacks from Confused Trump Haters

A few weeks ago, in Las Vegas, the T.RUMP Bus — a former Donald Trump campaign bus transformed into a traveling anti-Trump art project — got egged in a Walmart parking lot. Later, in Denver, a man spray-painted an inverted pentagram on its side.

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