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Pussy Riot: CHAIKA
If you don't know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot's song "CHAIKA" can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor through music video...
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Bang Bang Bang T-Shirt
"Wear what you care about." Each Prinkshop piece has a purpose, from supporting Planned Parenthood to empowering those suffering from addiction. The "Ban(g) Ban(g) Ban(g)" T-shirt ($35) benefits Everytown, an organization that's committed to ending...
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Dear Art Collector Handkerchief
For the past three decades, anonymous gorilla-mask-bearers Guerrilla Girls have been protesting gender and racial discrimination in politics, art, culture and more—all with a sense of down-to-earth humor. Bringing the street activism right into the...
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CH25: Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes
Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes is a multi-talented and motivated 24 year old. From her role as an actress and producer in the short film "Atlantic Avenue" to showing work at Sundance and the Tribeca Film Festival, she has already made her mark...
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Interview: Ravi Naidoo of Design Indaba
In just two days, the 20th edition of Design Indaba—the Cape Town-based conference that has celebrated creativity and promoted design for two decades now—will open. Known for its eclectic, inspirational roster of speakers, the conference gathers...
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Tap That Tee
Instead of promoting a corporate fashion label on your chest, why not spread the word about your favorite cause? 30% of the profits from Prinkshop's Tap That Tee will go to an organization tackling water crises around the world. And whether your cause...
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Studio Visit: Prinkshop
"Wear what you care about." That's the motto of NYC-based Prinkshop (short for "printed ink"), a new graphic design and production studio that's leveraging the underused potential of T-shirts (and totes) to spark action and discussion. Each piece...
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Ai Weiwei: @Large
The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco. After ferry-goers disembarked boat, it was clear who was there to see political dissident Ai Weiwei’s new show, @Large...
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Studio Visit: Ai Weiwei
The upcoming exhibition (opening 3 April 2014 at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau) by the multi-talented and outspoken Ai Weiwei promises to be his biggest solo show yet. Spanning over 3,000 square meters in 18 rooms, a huge variety of the Chinese artist...
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QuoTED 2013
While in the audience at last week's TED conference we kept the tweeting to a minimum and instead used the old-school pen and paper to capture some of our favorite moments. After reviewing them all, here are the quotations that hit us the hardest...