Downtown Targets Suburbanites: “Those are the people we want to speak to in ways that they can understand.”

Gas Prices Send Surge of Riders to Mass Transit: US drivers, particularly in the South and West, are finally starting to change their habits.

Burlington Cohousing: a cohousing community in Burlington, VT; the neighbors’ bios are a voyeuristic treat.

Look!: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Brandes Residence: a Usonian house in Sammamish, WA is on the market for $1.7 million.

Obama in the Buff: not as juicy as it sounds — Shepard Fairey, MARTY, and a trio of Obama-loving graffiti-haters duke it out on the corner of Houston and Bowery.

Bicyclist Beats Motorist and Straphanger in Race to City Hall: the City of Brotherly Love sure is wacky.

The Real World: Brooklyn. For Real.: it’s the end of the world as we know it.


2 thoughts on “Elsewhere

  1. I like Fairey’s typical work and I also like Obama, but I think this whole street poster campaign is taking things a little too far. It may seem related to his other work, but what I appreciated about the past stuff is that is was apolitical, but appropriated political visual rhetoric. This Obama stuff really cheapens that for me.

  2. Hmm, that’s an excellent point. If you’ve built up a practice and developed an aesthetic that’s a parody of propaganda, you can’t suddenly switch gears and be all sincere about something.

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