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Coney Bye-Land

Monday, November 29th, 2010

As the pace of Coney Island’s much touted “revitalization” has accelerated in recent months, many beloved landmarks, historic buildings and mom-and-pop businesses have become casualties of plans to modernize the “amusement core” and transform it into a year-round (and far more mainstream) tourist destination.

From the Fossil Record: Who Was a Little Snot?

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Inside Joe Taylor’s Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum — unique on its own merits — is a room that Joe called “a fossil billboard art museum.”

Las Vegas Gets The Brush Off

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Las Vegas has long been identified with gimmicky, brightly lit signage of gargantuan proportions, so it’s surprising that the city recently fouled up the installation of a pair of 45-foot-tall illuminated paint brushes.

Motor City Kitty

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Thanks to artist Jerome Ferretti, the North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit is now home to a dome-headed cat sculpture that rises up out of the ground beneath a pedestrian overpass that spans highway I-75.

Bring Me The Hand Of Jerry Garcia

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Jerry Garcia was one of those rare individuals who could be recognized without seeing his head.

Steampunk Pig Needs Home to Grind Gears, Spit Bolts

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The same Michigan artists who last year built a Loch Ness Monster now have a new creation looking for a good home: a 55-foot-long mechanical flying pig.

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