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E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What do you do with CDC research on teen smoking that says that more than a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes.

A Mexican Mural Festival Brings Color -- And Censorship -- To The Streets

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Striking and massive murals by international street artists have been populating the walls of Mexico City for the last five years thanks to the emerge...

This Is What Happens When A Street Artist Takes Over An Old Military Bunker

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts

Blu is the pseudonymous name of a popular Italian street artist who's been working around the globe since 1999. He began in Bologna, Italy and has sin...

Behold, The Stunning Street Art Of Portugal's Biggest City

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, or even mural journeying.

Take Back Your Freedom (and Your Singing in the Rain)

Kipp Friedman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Perhaps Stephen Dorff was right after all. All one had to do to take back your freedom was simply exercise your right to vape.

Urban Artists Build A Street Offering To Peru

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Starting today, for one week only, the Andes will be inside the Somerset House. London's spectacular neo-classical home of arts and culture along...

This Just Might Be The Best Street Art GIF Ever Created

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

The things you can do with a camera, street art and a wild sense of imagination... We spotted this GIF on Reddit courtesy of a user named too...

The Future of Nicotine Addiction: When Smokers Become Vapers

Brent Green | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brent Green

The nation's tobacco industry is facing one monumental impediment to future growth: a shrinking (and dying) customer base of cigarette smokers.

Short Takes: Paint in Motion (VIDEO)

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

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MOCA's Street Art Exhibit Shocking Because 'It's So Beautiful'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 07.01.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It's art from the streets that's been moved into the museum, and critics are going gaga over it. Words like stunning and near-ove...

Real Street Art and L.A. Legacies

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Max Benavidez

You can't bring the raw energy and sheer free expression that is global street art into an institution and still label it street art.

PHOTOS: The Best Of Los Angeles Street Art

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

We've long admired the street art photography captured in the blog LA Taco, so we got in touch with editor Erich Redson to learn more about what it ta...

STREET ART: Laser Graffiti 'Protest Performance' Over MOCA's Censorship Of Blu's Mural

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On an unusually cold evening in downtown Los Angeles, street art supporters and veterans gathered to protest MOCA's decision to erase street artist Bl...

PHOTOS: Artists Protest Jeffrey Deitch, MOCA Over Anti-War Mural

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The whitewashed wall at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary got a little splash of color last night when artists gathered to protest museum director Jeffrey ...

Trying to Undo the Whitewashing

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's program American Museums: All Talk, No Walk addressed the issue of the latest artistic censorship, when two leading American museums wer...

Censorship and Civic Mindedness: There Can Be a Difference

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

On infrequent occasions a cause célèbre will arise that is a matter of concern and reflection on our society's enshrinement of free speech and expression.

L.A. Museum's Destruction of Anti-War Art Disrespects Veterans

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert Greenwald

Creating art sends a message. Destroying art also sends a message. One wonders what message was intended by the destruction of an anti-war-for-profit mural at the MOCA in LA.

PHOTOS: TOP TEN: Street Art Moments Of The Decade

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

While many of the antecedents of our modern Street Art movement can be traced to the 1960's, the last 10 years have provided a perfect storm of demogr...

Censorship! MOCA Has a BLU Tiger by the Tail

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

2010-12-16-dollarbills.jpgIf Jeffrey Deitch was being sensitive to the Veteran Affairs neighbors and cognizant of the history of the Japanese community in the US, his timing was a bit late.

"Nuart," Nordic Jewel of Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The visionary behind this street art installation doesn't limit himself to organizing just one festival. Instead he double-tracks it with an electronic-based music festival born from his years as a techno DJ.

A Hunger for More: Fame Festival Opening

Lauren Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Quinn

Fame Festival is a sponsor-free, DIY event, the culmination of an annual series of artist residencies that literally leave their mark on the small Puglian town Grottaglie.

PHOTOS: Which City Has The Best Street Art - Philadelphia, Berlin, Or Chicago?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As was discovered with yesterday's edition of "which city has the best street art," LA, New York, and London aren't the only cities with a gritty, art...

Viva la Revolución: Street Art Takes San Diego

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Last weekend, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego courageously opened the dialogue and its arms to embrace the chaos of the evolving street art scene.