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Crack Epidemic Hits Washington Icon

WASHINGTON, DC — The crack epidemic in the Nation’s capital reached new heights yesterday when the news came out that the Washington Monument has a crack problem. The monument has been closed indefinitely and rumors are that the Congress is attempting to secure a room at Betty Ford for the 555 foot object. [SPOOF]

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Onion: City Opens Art Jail

Dear Onion, will you please have my baby? Here is their latest brilliance … “Most visitors to the art jail … said they were grateful for the opportunity to see the prisoners, though some acknowledged … [it] was emotionally complicated for them.”

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5 Art-inspired Barbie Dolls We Want to See

You may have heard that Mattel has launched its new Museum Collection of Barbie dolls. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I,” these dolls, which are part of a brand cherished by children the world over, aren’t exactly exciting … yawn. What if Mattel was a little more adventurous? Here are our suggestions.

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Mail Art Bulletin: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Samantha Beverly (aka @kalofos) has created the funniest example of mail art that has arrived at Hyperallergic HQ yet. In her contribution to the Mail Art Bulletin, Beverly has transformed the greatest piece of contemporary spam — the West African email scam — into a hand-drawn scroll complete with crest and tassled string.