You gotta love the New York Daily News front pages. Today’s is a real winner.
I’m proud of Alabama for the way they voted – moving into the future. And I’m proud of the Daily News for always keeping the front pages real.
Here are some I copied from Google search, you can see so many of the great Daily News covers here.
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Me at the Wynwood Walls, Miami.
I live near Wynwood, the Miami arts district, so a story I read in the NY Times caught my attention.
A Queens, NY developer was found guilty by a jury of destorying graffiti.
There was a graffiti filled complex called 5Pointz that consisted of almost 50 spray-painted murals. For 20 years, the Long Island City building was a collaboration between the developer Jerry Wolkoff and graffiti artists, very much like Wynwood in Miami. Then in 2014, Wolkoff had it torn down and turned into high-end apartments, which is what Long Island City has become these days.
Wynwood is a while neibhborhood covered in Graffiti, there is one section called the Wynwood Walls where they are literally painted walls inegrating with each other. This Queens desecration is almost as if someone came in and knocked down or white washed the Wynwood Walls.
The artists sued Wolkoff for violating what they call the Visual Artists Rights Act.
What’s interseting is that the murals in both locations – Long Island City and Wynwood, change often, they are painted over with new murals, so just the fact that there was a lawsuit and that the artists won is something, because in all honesty, the last set of murals would have been painted over by other artists eventually.
The jury awarded damages to the artists. I don’t know how much.
Here are some more murals from Wynwood in Miami.
Charles Schulz, courtesy Charles M. Schulz Museum.
As the fires burn Santa Rose, CA, I couldn’t help but think of Charles Schulz, I think he made Santa Rosa famous for me. Sadly, his house burned down yesterday in those massive wildfires taking over that region of California.
His wife, Jean, got out safely, but the house is gone.
According to Monte Schulz, Charles’s son “All of the memorabilia and everything is gone.”
But the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, which is also located in Santa Rosa, says that the work that is there is safe and not damaged. Most of the original art is there. That’s the good news, if there is any good news out of this.
Foul mouth Anthony Scaramucci meets his match in Susie Essman.
I did a Mooch comic, regarding Anthony Scaramucci’s Tweet saying that he admits to speaking colorfully. That was in regards to his filthy language in this New Yorker magazine interview (NSFW). Actually, he didn’t know he was on record, so it wasn’t an interview, it was just Scaramucci being The Mooch.
Friday’s NYC front pages. Parodies of March Madness and Survivor! Love ’em!