Rikers seems an unlikely destination for perhaps the most important citizen journalist of the last year. But though the video Orta shot was shared around the world, he stayed right where he was, a young, working-class Latino man in Staten … Continue reading
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In May 2013, Monica Jones, a student and LGBT activist at Arizona State University, was arrested for “manifesting prostitution.” Monica said she just accepted an undercover officer’s offer of a ride home from her favorite bar. Monica is among the … Continue reading
ZEITOUNA is a creative therapy and physical wellness program designed to inspire and heal the youngest victims of the Syrian humanitarian crisis: the children. Watch the Zeitouna Video Karam Foundation’s Innovative Education programs counters these traumatic factors by … Continue reading
DANGEROUS LINES: CARTOONISTS AND OTHER SUBVERSIVES P A N E L I S T S GARRY TRUDEAU, the new George Polk Career achievement winner JULES FEIFFER, prize-winning cartoonist, author, and playwright DJANGO GOLD, senior writer for The Onion MOLLY CRABAPPLE, … Continue reading
As of 2013, there were 80,000 men and women in solitary confinement in the United States, some of them as young as 14 years old. In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the psychological and physical trauma suffered … Continue reading
Leila Heller Gallery 568 West 25th Street, New York, NY 6-7:30pm free entry
Scenes from Daily Life Inside ISIS-Controlled Mosul || Vanity Fair Molly Crabapple sketches a source’s descriptions and images of life in Mosul, an Iraqi city transformed under militant control.
Molly recently spoke with Longform. Stream or download the podcast here.
Last summer, a New York city police officer choked a black grandfather named Eric Garner to death. Garner was suspected of selling loose cigarettes. The arrests of people like Garner are part of a controversial policing tactic called Broken Windows. … Continue reading
“In America, where the fetish for foreign dissidents runs deep, Ganzeer could have dined out for years on his revolutionary cred, making do-gooders feel brave by proxy just for buying his paintings. But it was a role he rejected as … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple illustrated the cover for this month’s New Internationalist. Inside this issue: Icelandic activist and founder of the Pirate Party, Birgitta Jonsdottir, guest edits an issue on the theme of ‘democracy in the digital era’. It tackles some of the … Continue reading
Molly is featured in the second issue of The Great Discontent, which “offers a candid glimpse into the lives of those who create for a living.” Preorder here. Orders begin shipping the week of January 26th.
The artists of Charlie Hebdo join a long and tragic tradition. Mocking pen strokes send authoritarians into paroxysm of rage. Governments and extremist groups around the world target cartoonists for arrest, beatings and execution. Bullies can never take a joke. … Continue reading
New York State’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTICs) are the first of their kind in the nation. Launched with great fanfare in September 2013, these courts redefined prostitutes as trafficking victims rather than criminals. “Human trafficking is… a form of … Continue reading
This week we talk with Molly Crabapple, an artist and writer who has worked in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a columnist for VICE, and has written for publications including The … Continue reading
On Wednesday, Chelsea Manning – heroine, whistleblower and inmate – turns 27. She has been behind bars for four years and eight months, ever since her arrest for leaking classified US documents. There isn’t much prospect that she will be … Continue reading
TEMPLE OF ART EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH December 5 – 28, 2014 Artist reception: Friday, December 5th; 8-11PM Since early 2012, Allan Amato has been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium. An … Continue reading
In America, the justice system is anything but just. Courts are conduits for the caging of (mostly black or brown) humans. The police feed people into the courts, and if they sometimes kill those they are arresting it’s regarded as … Continue reading
Available for pre-order until Dec 2nd are three new items in the webstore. A men’s and women’s sized t-shirt, jersey scarf and a gorgeous sweater dress, all featuring hand screenprints of Molly’s work throughout 2014, these pieces are … Continue reading
On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting. The police did not react well. This is a short by animator Jim Batt and Molly Crabapple, explaining … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, will be published by HarperCollins in December 2015. Called "An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the New Republic, she has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
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