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Public Art in Digital Space (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

It's hard to imagine artists working without the generosity of wealthy patrons. So, it may seem shocking that BC Biermann and Jordan Seiler thrive on pissing those patrons off by protesting public ad spaces.

Driven to Distraction: The Absurdity of Roadside Digital Billboards

Dave Meslin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Dave Meslin

The human eye is hard-wired to look at bright, moving or flashing objects. It's an evolutionary feature that protects all animals from potential threats. When something moves quickly, your eyes automatically look towards it.

LA Billboards Make This Mommy Want to Rip Her Eyes Out

Dani Klein Modisett | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Dani Klein Modisett

It's summer vacation, and I have two small boys in the car with me all day long now. Boys old enough to read and ask questions on an endless loop every time we leave the house: "What's a sex tape Mommy?," "Why is that lady in her underwear Mommy?"

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Meet The Little Known 1970s Artists Who Placed Gorgeous 'Billboards' Around San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts

We usually try to avert out eyes from the visually exhausting onslaught of billboards that pop up en masse on city streets and rural highways alike. W...

Scary Chattanoogan Billboards: Swaying 86 People With Mystery Money and Veiled Threats

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday in Tennessee, in a narrow vote swung by just six percent, the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize the Chattanooga Volkswagen workers fell short, 712-626. The 'yes' votes began to fade away in the final two weeks due to a barrage of billboards like the following...

California Church Faces Fine For 'Support Our Troops' Sign

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

A church in Nevada County, Calif., has been ordered by local officials to remove a sign that says, "Support Our Troops," or face a fine. According ...

A Tour of the Future in Hong Kong

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Names of cities are not just collections of letters. When you read "Rome" or hear "Hanoi" you get a firecracker flash. A row of mental lightbulbs pops on, you see a private marquee picture of the place, and then, when you think of something else, it's gone.

Why I Wrote a Grammar Book

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

People often ask me why I wrote a grammar book. During most of my professional career, I worked with not-for-profit institutions in various parts of ...

Couple Takes Unusual Step In Adoption Process

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents

When "Orna" and "Jay" adopted their first child, Ben, several years ago, the process took two years. This go around, the Maryland couple decided on a ...

Well, That's One Way To Avoid Paying Child Support

Posted 05.23.2013 | Divorce

We may have come across the most honest billboard ever. On Wednesday, Redditor Rontjunior posted a photo of the roadside ad one physician put up t...

Taylor Swift Battles Maroon 5 And Fun.

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

-- Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, includi...

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

Headed To Billboard

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber will hit the stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 19. Billboard announced Wednesday tha...

LOOK: A Wife's Revenge Against Her Cheating Husband?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Divorce

A scorned wife in North Carolina appears to have borrowed Mastercard's "priceless" campaign in order to call out her cheating husband on a billboard i...

A Big Honor For Prince

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Prince will be honored with an Icon Award during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. This year's show will be broadcast live May 19 on AB...

PHOTO: 3D Billboard Literally Grabs Your Attention

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.16.2013 | Food

Take a look at this amazing billboard for The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, which demonstrates just how effective going 3D can be. For those unfamiliar ...

If You Could Put One Message On A Billboard What Would It Be?

Posted 01.02.2013 | Religion

This holiday season a controversial billboard was put in Times Square that said "Keep the merry. Drop the myth". The large scale advertisement featur...

The Democracy of Air: Billboards in LA

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Deborah Stambler

Imagine driving along the 10 Freeway, you're stuck in traffic and you look up to see a billboard sprouting, growing and you're checking out its daily progress.

Rock 'n' Roll Billbords of the Sunset Strip

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Kate Kelly

During the mid-sixties, Robert Landau, now a professional photographer, was embarking on what would eventually become a career of documenting on film the life and the surroundings of his hometown. One of the things he began detailing were these rock'n'roll billboards.

John Celock

Republican Gets Donation To Battle 'Zealots'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The Missouri billboard lobby offered thousands in free advertising to the Republican nominee for secretary of state in an effort to put someone in the...

The Myth About Boards

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When a strong board isn't developed and nurtured, the staff leadership will almost always find them deficient. Artists and arts managers alike will complain that the board is not generous. This will lead to budget constraints, cash flow problems and worse.

The Merger in Dayton

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Three arts organizations in Dayton, Ohio, recently made history by merging together. The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera are now going to be one organization named Dayton Performing Alliance.

Billboards and TVs Detect Your Face: Advertisers Salivate

XPRIZE | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Facial detection technology is making it feasible to do real-time measurement and analysis of advertisements in the physical world and predict the products you will want to buy, based on who you are or what you look like.

Missouri Candidate Receives Ad Boost From Apt Industry

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state is reporting an additional $45,000 in free advertising, part of a state billboard industry-back...