Posts Tagged: Banksy

The Banksy of Twitter

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Bilston’s witty, accessible, surprising verse has been likened to Banksy’s street art—satirical inversions of the status quo. The near rhyme, straggling line and wry take on modern life have made him Twitter’s most celebrated new poet. Just who is Brian Bilston, the anointed “Poet Laureate” of Twitter? And why is he keeping his nom de plume?

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Word of the Day: Venatic

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(adj.); of or relating to hunting; fond of hunting, whether for sport or livelihood; from the Latin venari (“to hunt”) “Love her or hate her, Banksy is putting herself at the intersection of the street and the art world. Why would anyone expect that position to be occupied by a man?” —Kriston Capps, “Why Banksy […]

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Banksy Versus London

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As London goes on an Olympic cleaning binge, vowing to erase any and all graffiti, a stand-off is emerging between city authorities and renowned street artist Banksy, whose new artwork makes clear that he plans to draw on/upon the Olympics. “The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones argued on Friday that Banksy was one of the great attractions […]

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Notable New York, This Week 5/18 – 5/23

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This week in New York Ben Marcus and Deb Olin Unferth read, John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) performs with PiL, MobyLives presents book trailer awards, One Story holds a Debutante Ball, Jewcy presents readings by Rachel Shukert, Sam Apple and Jami Attenberg, Paper Monument Magazine (sister-mag to n+1) throws a party […]

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