Mark Beyer’s “City of Terror” trading cards, printed by Françoise Mouly and hand-assembled (with bubble gum acquired through Topps) for RAW Magazine, Issue 2.
Archive for October, 2006
Devil’s Night is a longstanding tradition predating World War II, with anecdotal incidents occurring as early as the 1930s. Traditionally, youths in the Detroit area engaged in a night of criminal behavior, which usually consisted of acts of vandalism (such as egging the homes of neighbors) in retaliation for real or perceived wrongs, or simply for the sake of the crime itself. In the early 1970s, the vandalism escalated to more severe acts such as setting vacant houses on fire. As these activities increased and the tradition gained notoriety, individuals including Detroit-area business owners, purportedly took advantage of Devil’s Night vandalism to collect on insurance policies by committing arson on their properties (i.e., setting fire to their own cars and/or businesses). These incidents were blamed on Devil’s Night hooligans and added to the notoriety of the night.
Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media. Here’s a selection of “The News That Didn’t Make The News” this year:
Read the rest here: Project Censored Website
Peter the Kitty
Oil on board by Mrs. Jackson
Acquired from Salvation Army Thrift Store, Hyde Park by Scott Wilson
Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use of negative space.