“Directing readers to buy their books from Amazon is harmful to the authors, and the publishers, whose work you are trying to support,” reads a letter encouraging independent media resources to use platforms like Bookshop.
I saw The Fulfillment Center months ago, but as time passed it wore on me and I became increasingly concerned about the workers — I mean artists — and more ambivalent about the commodities — I mean art.
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Massachusetts’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter revealed Amazon’s “Rekognition” technology falsely linked the faces of 27 professional athletes in New England to mugshots in a criminal database.
Following the announcement of Amazon’s first music festival, hundreds have signed an open letter pledging to boycott all Amazon events until the company withdraws its contracts with the Department of Homeland Security.
A number of viral photographs claiming to depict the fire devastating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have been misattributed.
The Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) says city officials are helping the corporate behemoth steamroll dissent.
“Why do you need our money? We have 63,000 people who are sleeping in homeless shelters,” council speaker Corey Johnson told Amazon reps. “Don’t you think there’s a better way for us to spend $3 billion?”
Nearly 250 people gathered today, November 14, in Long Island City to protest the controversial announcement as arts organizations held their breath to see what financial fortunes might come their way from Amazon’s touchdown in Queens.
Richard Evans Schultes took peyote with the Kiowa in Oklahoma in the 1930s, was the first scientist invited to a hallucinogenic yagé ceremony in the Amazon’s Sibundoy Valley in the 1940s, and inadvertently helped launch the psychedelic era of the 1960s.
Artist Jesse England’s piece “E-Book Backup” (2014) is a literal copy — a photocopy, from cover to cover — of a Kindle version of George Orwell’s 1984.
France has passed a law meant to protect independent bookstores and stop the monolith of Amazon from taking over book sales in the country.