RE/Search Pranks 2 book coming soon

This fall, iconic counterculture chronicler RE/Search will release the long-awaited sequel to their seminal Pranks! book published in 1988. The new book features inspirational interviews with The Yes Men, Ron English, John Waters, monochrom, Billboard Liberation Front, and many more tricksters. — Read the rest

Punk 77: new RE/Search book out, LA launch event on Sat 29

V. Vale of RE/Search Publications (also the creator of seminal punk zine Search & Destroy in 1977) says,

On Saturday, Beyond Baroque in Venice will host an event celebrating the release of PUNK 77 (a newly expanded third edition). We'll be screening rare, '70s Punk
films (mostly not on video) and I'll host a panel discussion of "The '70s Punk
Revolution" with DEVO founding theorist GERALD V.

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Google Maps' Nazi problem

Google Maps' reviewing system has provided a platform for Nazi sympathizers and antisemitic harassment for years. It's a quiet example of the trillion-dollar tech giant's disinterest in moderation—and a loud warning about how easy it is for the far right to appropriate online services. — Read the rest

Carolee Schneemann, pioneering performance artist, RIP

Carolee Schneemann — a performance art pioneer whose deeply provocative and thoughtful work focused on gender, sex, the body, and power — died yesterday at age 79. My first exposure to Schneemann's work was in the mid-1980s on a grainy VHS dub of avant-garde art films that also included pieces by Karen Finley and Annie Sprinkle. — Read the rest