All Further Articles for 2013-10-16

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Better Out Than In: Banksy Vs. New York City's Hucksters, Skeptics, Kids and Dogs
Now midway through a month-long "residency" on the streets of New York, Banksy's daily works have sparked the diverse reactions you'd expect from the city: local artists painting over his stuff or charging 20 bucks to take pictures of it, kids crying at his "Sirens of the Lambs" meat truck of squealing doomed stuffed animals, a dog peeing on his 9/11 tribute (with a crowd taking pictures.) Best prank: setting up a booth in Central Park selling original works, worth hundreds of thousands each, for 60 bucks; at (slow) day's end, the bored old guy manning the booth had made just $420.
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Greenwald Moves On
Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance stories, is leaving the Guardian for a new media venture funded by Iranian-American eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Greenwald, who is based in Brazil, said he regrets leaving the Guardian but couldn't turn down a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity " to work with "no pre-existing institutional strictures on what you can do." Update : Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras will reportedly join Greenwald.
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