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Shepard Fairey at Deitch Projects

Shepard Fairey at Deitch Projects

Shepard Fairey, the artist who made Obama and Andre the Giant graphic art poster boys is showing a new collection of work at Deitch Projects, which will be closing its doors for good. May Day, an exhibition of new work by Fairey, will be the famed gallery’s final project. Coinciding with the show Fairey will…

Keith Haring and Obey

Keith Haring and Obey

Modern Art fans may want to walk this year’s AIDS Walk in NYC. Shepard Fairey, famous for his iconic Obama poster and Andre the Giant/Obey street art/clothing label is donating a free shirt to anyone who walks with the Keith Haring Foundation’s team. The shirt features an image of Haring, a victim of AIDS, taken…

Pres. Obama's edits to HCR speech

Pres. Obama's edits to HCR speech

The political and news blogosphere was recently ablaze over this amazing photo (view larger size here) snapped by White House official photographer Pete Souza and posted on the White House Flickr site. Back when the outlook on the passage of a health care reform bill seemed bleak, President Obama went on the offensive to persuade…

Signed, sealed, and delivered

Signed, sealed, and delivered

From the White House official Flickr photostream is President Obama’s official signature on the historic health insurance reform bill signed yesterday, March 23, 2010. If you’re wondering why the signature looks a little strange, it’s because in ceremonial White House tradition on momentous legislation, President Obama used 20 different pens to sign this bill.

Time Runs Out But Climate Talks Continue, Draft Deal Tabled

Time Runs Out But Climate Talks Continue, Draft Deal Tabled

Just before 01.00 on Saturday morning, a number of heads of state and government agreed on a draft climate agreement at the UN conference in Copenhagen. The draft includes agreement on the target of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius and on money for climate financing.

A Copenhagen Climate Accord, Not Nothing, But Not Enough

A Copenhagen Climate Accord, Not Nothing, But Not Enough

After a marathon all night session at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, talks aimed at reaching a deal to limit greenhouse gases warming the planet ended with what UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon called an “essential beginning” that contains progress on all key fronts.

Obama: this joke's on you

Obama: this joke's on you

The Los Angeles Times has caught up with the artist responsible for those Obama/Joker posters popping up around your local healthcare town hall. And shockingly, he’s not a Republican. He’s a Kucinich supporter.

How's President Obama doing on his energy and efficiency promises?

How's President Obama doing on his energy and efficiency promises?

The House’s passage of Waxman-Markey (aka the American Clean Energy and Security Act) isn’t just a step forward in moving the United States away from addiction to fossil fuels, and towards a cleaner energy economy; it’s also evidence that President Barack Obama plans to fight for many of the campaign promises he made on energy and the environment. Candidate Obama laid out a very ambitious and comprehensive approach to energy policy, recognizing that it’s intimately tied to environmental concerns and economic growth and development.

Behind the Scenes with Shepard Fairey

Behind the Scenes with Shepard Fairey

A neat sneak peek into the behind the scenes of renowned and controversial street artist Shephard Fairey at his studio. If you’ve just woken up from a Rip Van Winkle nap and have no idea who he is, Fairey’s fame is bookend by his OBEY stickers early in his counter-mainstream days and most recently, his…

A time to rage and resist

A time to rage and resist

Yesterday I wrote about the meaning of the rainbow flag to the gay community and its origins. So it seems rather appropriate that today I stumbled upon this fantastic video of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow pride flag.

Green Job Details

Green Job Details

There has been ample discussion about the need for Green Jobs in the Obama Administration’s stated plans for the U.S. economy. What exactly is a green job? If you boiled down the basic definition of Green Jobs, you would find the following maxim; a green job is any job where the environmental impact involved in…

Buy Green Electricity

Buy Green Electricity

Right now there are a number of government incentives for green energy power plant companies. These programs are designed to level the playing field between green energy companies and dirty companies such as coal, oil and nuclear energy companies. The Obama administration wants to increase the funding to these programs because they believe green energy…

Obama: The Best Film at Sundance

Obama: The Best Film at Sundance

Park City Tunes into Barack Obama Some people huddled together for warmth. Others hugged steaming cups of overpriced coffee. Some people brought miniature—or, in one case, full-sized—American flags. Others brought their dogs, which come in only two sizes in Park City: bear or poodle. And some people pulled “HOPE” shirts over their jackets, while others…

Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible

Did that just happen? Did we really just elect the nation’s first black president? And in a landslide, no less? Yes We Did. I grew up in the color-blind world of Sesame Street, where being different was not a barrier to doing anything you wanted to. As I grew older, I came to recognize the…

Reading Comprehension 104: The Constitution

Reading Comprehension 104: The Constitution

I didn’t mean for it to get out of hand like this. It started as a joke, with Sarah Palin citing a New York Times article as proof of an Obama-Ayers connection when the article reached the opposite conclusion. Then, when she claimed to be a regular reader of The Economist, I thought it would…

John McCain and the "Eloquence" of Health

John McCain and the "Eloquence" of Health

By now, listening to McCain recount his healthcare policy is like listening to a broken record: it sounds old, rusty and painful to the ear. After hearing him talk about his healthcare plan for the umpteenth time in last night’s debate, I didn’t think I would learn anything new. But for some reason hearing it…

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

The New York Times has been running a series of articles about race and how both campaigns have avoided the topic. The article The Times published yesterday, In Voting Booth, Race May Play a Bigger Role [www.nytimes.com] asserts that the public discourses ignores race. The worry, according to the article, is that race is is…

Naked Campaign: Attack of the 50 ft. Woman

Naked Campaign: Attack of the 50 ft. Woman

THE NAKED CAMPAIGN is a satirical reflection of the political process by editorial caricaturist and campaign veteran Steve Brodner. In Attack of the 50 ft. Woman, Brodner discusses the transformation of Clinton supporters and the relationship between Obama and Biden.

Words from President Clinton

Words from President Clinton

On a clear Monday night in October, in a West Village penthouse, a former president spoke to some of his former constituents. As the sun dipped behind the New Jersey skyline, casting a golden-pink glow over the city’s rooftops, President Clinton took the microphone and spoke about what the world will look like after Bush…

Heels on, Gloves off

Heels on, Gloves off

With four weeks to go, both campaigns have pulled up their defense line and are playing an aggressive offense. This should come as no surprise, even after a relatively tame battle between Obama and McCain during the past several months. Attack politics is what the electorate expects, and it really doesn’t feel like a full-grown…

Palin Around (with Terrorists)

Palin Around (with Terrorists)

“Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s pallin’ around with terrorists who would target their own country,” Palin said at a fundraising events in Englewood, Colo. She repeated the line twice more that the day. She said she was speaking in reference to an…