Hand-Stitched Photographs by Diane Meyer Mimic the Opacity and Divisiveness of the Berlin Wall

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Artist Diane Meyer has spent the last several years meditating on the Berlin Wall and the physical and visual divisions between, and within, cultures.

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Doze Green Returns to NYC With ‘A Volta’

With “A Volta,” Allouche Gallery looks at the evolution of the legendary b-boy and street artist Doze Green through paintings and drawings. In the show, viewers find an artist who influenced a generation and a transformative moment in his practice upon moving to Brazil.

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Sharpie Snowflake Apron by @amandaformaro for ABC Family

This adorable apron is made using Sharpie markers! I’ll show you this easy technique for creating beautiful snowflakes on this Sharpie Snowflake Apron. RELATED – Have a toddler? See how to make an adorable Snowflake Banner to spark your toddler’s imagination!

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A Dystopian New Initiative Will Charge Inmates by the Minute to Read e-Books

The West Virginia Penitentiary, which was shuttered in 1995, is now considered a tourist attraction (via Taber Andrew Bain’s Flickrstream)

If you’re not already on board with the ways in which for-profit prisons are a moral and civic affront and the outrageous and racially-biased incarceration rate in the United States amounts to a new form of slavery, I’m not sure what might convince you, but try this on for size: prisons in West Virginia are introducing a new e-literacy initiative that will charge prisoners to read.

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