Monthly Archives: September 2013

Book of Jezebel, Pre-order for 10/22

I’m pleased to announce that my writings are available in The Book of Jezebel! It’s currently available for preorder and will be released on Oct 22nd. You can preorder it on Amazon.com or other fine establishments that via http://bookofjezebel.com/.

FROM JEZEBEL.COM, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, The Book of Jezebel includes everything from Abzug, Bella and Baby-sitters Club to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and is filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images.

-Release from BookofJezebel.com

Final day of Troy Hoodie Pre-sale!

 

Our pre-order for the No Other Troy black on charcoal grey hoodie is ending on Oct 1st at noon EST. Once the pre-order is closed there will be no further hoodies printed, so please make sure that you pick yours up today! We recently expanded the sizes to 2xl & 3xl for men’s and women’s – if you don’t see them in the dropdown, you can leave a note to us & we’ll make sure to print the correct size. The hoodies are printed on Anvil fashion cut medium weight hoodies and will be shipped out on October 15th!

Pick yours up today!

Art in the Age of the Ubiquitous Image

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On Tuesday, October 1st, I will be doing an event at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on Art in the Age of the Ubiquitous Image.

From the site:

Two hundred years ago, artists had the monopoly on image making.  Now, every parade or disaster is accompanied by ten thousand twitpics.  In a world where mobile technology has made images instantaneous and ubiquitous, what does visual art have left to say? Drawing on her experiences doing illustrated journalism around Guantanamo Bay and the Greek economic crisis, Molly Crabapple speak about the role of art in a world captured by a million cameras.

The event is on Oct 1st at 12:30pm at the Berkman Center, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor. There will also be a live webcast for those of you who cannot attend in person. You can RSVP on the event page.

Two Portland, OR events on 9/21

On Saturday, September 21st, I’ll be in Portland, OR attending XOXOFest. XOXO is an experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology and I’ll be giving a short talk on art, journalism and Kickstarter.

If you’ll be attending, I go on at 3:20pm at the Yu: Theater.


Later that day, I’ll be on LiveWire Radio’s next live show at the Alberta Rose Theatre along with a diverse cast of incredibly interesting people. Tickets are still available, doors are at 6:30pm. I hope you can make it!

No One Reads Kafka in Gitmo

Guantanamo is the world’s most notorious prison, but we see the detainees’ lives as if through dark water. To know them, we have a few leaked assessments, a few administrative review board transcripts— some tribunal president telling a British prisoner “I don’t care about international law.” The rest sinks into classification. In Gitmo, even the library stamps are secret.

No One Reads Kafka in Gitmo: Passing Time in the World’s Most Notorious Prison, on Medium.com

Wild Art book

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I’m pleased to announce that I will be featured in the upcoming book, Wild Art!

Wild Art is a visual exploration of everything and anything from outside the exclusive and rarefied spectrum of the ‘Art World’.

It will present a highly illustrated account of the most exciting examples of the vast multitude of ‘other’ art worlds – mostly left unmentioned within the professional art literature – that proliferate outside the boundaries of the Art World. The art that most professionals – art critics, art historians, artists, auctioneers, collectors and dealers tend to ignore.

At its heart, this book raises the question of what constitutes ‘art’ by celebrating the artists and art forms that are usually ignored by the art establishment.

-official release from Phaidon. Pre-order the book in their online store now

VICE: Guantanamo is Kafka on the Carribean

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The Joint Task Force offers journalists a carefully choreographed tour—the point of which is to show that the Bad Old Gitmo of public perception is not Gitmo Now.

Bad Old Gitmo existed from approximately 2002-2007. Its orange jumpsuits, water-boarding, detainees sleeping in what Granger, who served at Guantanamo in 2002, gleefully described as “dog kennels.” Its guards pummeling prisoners in revenge for September 11. Bad Old Gitmo, like so many icons of the Bush era, is Not Humane.

And “humane” is the catchword of Gitmo now.

-Vice.com: INSIDE A GUANTÁNAMO BAY PRISON TOUR – MOLLY CRABAPPLE RETURNS TO GUANTANAMO BAY

Faces From Gitmo

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Americans see bogeymen in orange jumpsuits—not men with PTSD, favorite soccer teams and back problems; families and dreams; loves and legitimate hates.

For a journalist, trying to piece together the life of a Guantanamo detainee involves staring into the bureaucratic unknown. You have JTF-GTMO assessments, filled with feverish claims and torture-induced accusations.

-Creative Time Reports, “Faces of Gitmo”, seven portraits of GTMO detainees