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Dirt Chronicles Part 9: Healing Dirt

April 25, 2012
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Tomorrow is our dirt/earth party at the Academy of Sciences, so we figured it’s about time for a little update of the Dirt Chronicles. This time we’re exploring the magical powers of dirt around the world! While clay has been used as medicine by indigenous peoples for ages, the first recorded use is traced back...
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Time Travel Tuesday: World Party Day!

March 27, 2012
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Well, we figured since we’re gearing up for World Party Day, we might as well do some time traveling while we’re at it! Sara from Brown Paper Bag is back for Time Travel Tuesday and zaps us bag to housewife culture of the past with these bizarro party ads from women’s magazines. Party-planning culture has...
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heading south

March 14, 2012
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The charming folks at Oxford American wrote the other day to share their latest issue: The Visual South, which includes a list of their top 100 emerging visual artists of the American South! While the print issue contains the first 40, the latter half of the list is available online. I can’t wait to...
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hole in one!

February 23, 2012
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MINI GOLF!!!!!! oooh maaaaaan i loved mini golf as a kid!!! some of my fondest memories of growing up involve the elaborate courses at castles n’ coasters in phoenix, birthday parties in chicago, and just hanging around in the summertime hittin’ some balls. circle through the loop-de-loop, past the windmill, around the mermaids, no!...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Kurt Seligmann

February 21, 2012
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Welcome back to Time Travel Tuesday w/Sara from Brown Paper Bag! This week Sara is taking us to the wild world of printmaker, Kurt Seligmann, whose surreal prints dig deep into the subconscious mind between-the-wars. Over at BPB I wrote about Ancient Peruvian ceramics and textiles! Enjoy! This past weekend, I finally made it...
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patchwork

January 23, 2012
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nick emailed me with some wonderful images tonight, including the lovely and highly-collectible boro, a type of patched japanese textile composed of recycled and reused fabrics that literally means “rag.” japanese textiles have always been a source of inspiration for me, so after researching boro, i was excited to discover sri, a textile gallery in brooklyn...
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“the quiet courage of dying without killing”

January 16, 2012
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there are a lot of words that come to mind when i think about martin luther king: dreams, civil rights, anti-war, non-violence, PEACE! whether or not you believe in the conspiracy theories surrounding his assassination (that the mafia & government killed him….), his death was a blow all of us. in april 1968, the...
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rape report

January 13, 2012
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on mother’s day in may, 1977, artist suzanne lacy began her extended performance, three weeks in may, retrieving daily police reports from the LAPD and recording the rapes on a large map of the city. over the course of next three weeks, lacy and other female artists organized performances, gallery installations, dinners, self-defense classes, speak-outs and...
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thanks F21, but no thanks

January 6, 2012
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a few weeks ago the PR people at forever 21 contacted me to invite me to the opening of their new downtown SF location. they were offering bloggers a discount incentive plus exposure for our blogs if we would come to the opening and choose a few favorite pieces to feature on the f21...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: SASHA & MEATPAPER

January 5, 2012
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i’m excited to share the latest BTA interview with sasha wizansky, co-founder, editor-in-chief and art director of the cult art/food magazine, meatpaper! now on its 16th issue and 5th year, the quarterly journal has gained an international following. despite its name, meatpaper isn’t just for meat lovers- it exists as a starting point for a dialogue...
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