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“Very Artistical” is a blog that features the cool and complicated stuff in progressive culture. We’ll touch on music, art, photography, film, books, and even how race
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MUST-SEE: 'The Box That Rocks' — Exhibit At Brooklyn's MoCADA

MUST-SEE: ‘The Box That Rocks’ — Exhibit At Brooklyn’s MoCADA

With the new exhibit 'THE BOX THAT ROCKS: 30 Years of Video Music Box and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture,' visitors can examine the pioneering show’s "historic contribution to urban music and culture."
JR's "The Wrinkles Of The City" Project Continues In Los Angeles

JR’s “The Wrinkles Of The City” Project Continues In Los Angeles

JR is currently hitting Los Angeles, pasting his massive photographs around the city as part of "The Wrinkles of the City" project that he began last year.
Santigold Reveals New Album Cover With Art By Kehinde Wiley

Santigold Reveals New Album Cover With Art By Kehinde Wiley

Santigold's new album cover features Kehinde Wiley art and the singer in various get-ups—from b-girl equestrian to dead-eye Don to twin ride-or-die glamazons.
The Lasting Images Of Photographer Eve Arnold's "In America" Series

The Lasting Images Of Photographer Eve Arnold’s “In America” Series

Eve Arnold shot some amazing images of Marilyn Monroe and Malcolm X. She died this month at 99; her "In America" series remains among her most moving batch of images.
WATCH: JR, French Photographer's TED Wish — The Inside Out Project

WATCH: JR, French Photographer’s TED Wish — The Inside Out Project

At this TED talk, JR shares not only his career trajectory but also how his perception of art's power evolved and expanded with every project he completed.
Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, Big Book and Major Museum Exhibit

Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, Big Book and Major Museum Exhibit

A large-format volume and a museum exhibition explore the four-decade history of hip-hop in America and the genre's impact on the world.
In Haiti, Poet Kwame Dawes Tells Post-Quake Stories

In Haiti, Poet Kwame Dawes Tells Post-Quake Stories

Author Dawes and photographer Andre Lambertson traveled to the earthquake-ravaged country last year to do a special kind of crisis reporting.
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