by G. Pondopulo, 1978
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Radiohead’s Pablo Honey was released 20 years ago today. Read our first story on Radiohead from 1993, when the band was relatively unknown and we called “Creep” “the most audacious pop move since the Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take.’”
Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Ai Weiwei
“On the surface level, the photo set appears to mock artistic fetishism: Ai looks like he could not possibly give a fuck as he lets the valuable artifact shatter on the ground. There’s a sublime disregard in the pictures; it’s art against art like Kruger’s sentences are ads against ads. But as an artist, Ai can’t destroy art, he can only make more. From one urn, he gets three pictures. If I went into the Hirshhorn, grabbed one of the photos off the wall, and let it fall to ground like I didn’t give a fuck, I would be arrested and taken to jail. It’s only freedom of expression if you break something you own, otherwise it’s vandalism.”
When the tours were extended … especially in 2007, all these troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were about to go home, and then their tours were extended three or four months. It wasn’t something that really registered for me as a reporter in Washington, D.C., at the time, but when I was reporting this book it became very clear that it was one of the more traumatic events of the deployment for the troops there in 2006-2007. They thought they were going home: ‘We have survived. We made it. I only have two more days and then I’m going home. I will see my wife. I will see my baby. I survived. I lived.’ … And all of a sudden word came in that their tours were extended three or four months. It was crushing … because they were convinced that this decision would mean somebody would lose their life who ultimately would not have.
Daniel Tohill, age 27, 1908. Mugshot via the New Zealand Police Museum. Tohill was acquitted of stealing a bicycle but found guilty and sentenced to four months hard labor in prison for stealing a fur necklet.
This married father of three had two previous convictions, which included stealing from a railway shed and nabbing two ferrets.
It references the nipple squeezing of the painting Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters.
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