ART CRIMES is both a series as well as an individual multimedia work comprised of ceramics, police evidence tags, poetry, writing, supporting documents, and a booklet of select layman’s reviews of the work. Each individual work comes together to create the whole, a record of struggle, rebellion, overzealous policing, and transmutation. At
Media coverage today constantly pushes the boundaries of censorship. We are exposed to graphic violence, nude women, and drug use now more than ever. People become gradually desensitized to such media, whether we realize it or not. However, there must still be images and videos that exist outside appropriate bounds.
After nearly 60 years since the release of The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein has remained one of the most beloved, respected, and enigmatic names within children’s literature. His books and collections of whimsical poems have delighted many loving fans across the world, yet despite the success and acclaim, Silverstein has
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The beautiful etches and carvings of scarification are now seen as something that is primal, unnatural, and not socially acceptable. I don’t believe that scarification should be illegal anywhere. It is so much more than what most people view it as. This art form came from within the Western African
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Everything about the way movies are made has completely changed since the old Studio Model at the beginning of Hollywood. The heritage and legacy they left is still booming to this day. Los Angeles is still the premier spot for movies, actors, actresses, and all types of movie driven industry.
Anime in the Japanese culture is seen as any form of animation, but to the rest of the world, the word anime is related and connected back to Japan. The history of anime goes back to the early 1900s, with Japan’s most likely first animated film made by Shimokawa Oten,
We now live in an age where information is key to the structures in our lives. For many of the older generational cohorts, this shift in information gathering and delivery may seem like a whirlwind of technological and communication growth. For those in the newer generational cohorts starting from Generation