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Art and Honesty Prove that It Gets Better

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By Daniel Fletcher in New Trends on Saturday 6 November 2010

It Gets Better is an artfully inspiring series of videos meant to show LGBT youth that the pains and frustrations of growing up L, G, B, or T in our culture fade with time. This episode, featuring Randy Potts, the grandson of fiery anti-gay minister Oral Roberts, is especially chilling and empowering.

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Ryan McGinley at San Francisco’s Ratio3

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By Daniel Fletcher in New Events on Wednesday 3 November 2010

A series of photographs of attractive young people having fun in the nude went on display last week at San Francisco’s Ratio3. Yes, we’re talking about Ryan McGinley. The exhibit celebrates the release of McGinley’s new book Life Adjustment Center, a collection that illustrates his decade-long evolution from New York youth culture documentarian to photographic dreamscaper.

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Detroit house painting by RETNA, Richard Colman

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By Daniel Fletcher in Cool Travel on Wednesday 27 October 2010

When i was a kid, I thought graffiti was awesome. Not much has changed. I also thought it would be awesome to paint my parent’s living room. They refused, repeatedly. RETNA and Richard Colman probably shared the same dream. Only, in place of the Black Flag bars that would’ve landed me in military school, they dreamed in lush calligraphy and bold geometrics.

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Fred Eerdeken’s amazing shadow art

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By Daniel Fletcher in New Art on Thursday 21 October 2010

Fred Eerdeken is a sculptor, but his sculptures serve merely as tools with which he captures a much finer medium: the shadow. For more than two decades, the Belgian artist has crafted installations that, with the flick of a light switch, cast haunting and poetic impressions on gallery walls. Selected works are currently on display at the East Wing Nine in London.

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Glen Friedman’s Gallery Show at 941 Geary

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By Daniel Fletcher in New Events on Monday 18 October 2010

Glen E. Friedman was everywhere you wish you could have been: the dog (town) days of skateboarding, the salad days of hardcore, the golden age of hip-hop. And the photos he took along the way are now as prolific as the subjects he captured.

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Meyhem Lauren’s video for Got the Fever

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By Daniel Fletcher in New Music on Friday 15 October 2010

In New York City, hip-hop and graffiti run as tight as Wu and Tang. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren’s new music video for Got the Fever celebrates this hallowed union in glossy HD. Directed by rising photographer Tom Gould, the video catches the city’s finest street artists bombing landmarks across the boroughs. It’s also a beautiful […]

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The ‘Real’ Banksy uncovered

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By Daniel Fletcher in Video on Wednesday 13 October 2010

Infamously enigmatic street artist Banksy, whose Simpsons intro we featured yesterday, has finally stepped into the light for a BBC biopic. Maybe.

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Lagoi and Lace’s Love Land Invaders

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By Daniel Fletcher in New Photography on Saturday 9 October 2010

Ralph Lagoi and Kate Lace burst onto the avant-art scene this week with an anime-on-acid spectacle dubbed Love Land Invaders. The 53-photo collection captures five part-Gaga, part-Tarantino characters gracing futuristic sets at Japan’s infamously seedy ‘love hotels‘.

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