A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any…

June 19, 2017

The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

Little did the then 21-year-old youth worker know back in 1984 that his Aerosol Art Project at the Barton Hill Youth Center would go some way to shaping British and global street art over the coming years and decades. John Nation founded the project as a way to channel young people’s creativity in a positive and legal way. Here he is pictured painting at the center in the late 80s….

June 15, 2017

Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

In a crackdown meant to quell a movement of youthful activism, many of the arrests appeared to target students and young people, watchdog groups reported. Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin who has crusaded against corruption, was arrested before he could join the protests and sentenced in a midnight hearing to 30 days in jail, his second such sentence this year. Before this weeks event, he used a…

June 13, 2017

2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality

Two scoops of the same flavour at Ben and Jerry's in Australia? Not until marriage equality is legal.Image: Oliver Rudkin/REX/Shutterstock The battle to make marriage equality legal in Australia has been a protracted and frequently ugly process, inhibited by the government. So Ben & Jerry’s is trying to speed up the case for legalisation by banning two scoops of the same flavour at their 26 stores across Australia. SEE ALSO:…

May 25, 2017

Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had…

May 21, 2017