If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.
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August 6 marks 68 years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.
Paul Conrad had a desire to make a bold statement about our nuclear madness, and came up with a concept for a gigantic mushroom cloud made out of chain links. He called it "Chain Reaction."
Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.
Long before Jon Stewart regaled us with his deliciously crafted imagery to make sharply pointed political statements, a posse of fearless editorial cartoonists did much the same thing.
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