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Weekend Heller: Taxali Revealed, Grushkin Uncovered

Get the latest design news, as Steven Heller explores the opening of Canadian artist Gary Taxali’s solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and regular contributor Paul Shaw’s newest book Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive.

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Identity Theft: We Are the Walrus

How many times has this happened to you? You’re in Paris taking a brief nap at your zoo job and a walrus, who looks uncannily like you, steals your keys, locks you in the cage and puts on all of your clothes.

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Spiegelman Speaks at Wordless!

Art Spiegelman’s “Intellectual Vaudeville Show,” WORDLESS! will make its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Read a bit more about Spiegelman and this event.

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Medicine Made Funny

Ridendo—a humor magazine distributed to French physicians—was used by pharmaceutical companies for 44 years to reach the medical professionals by tickling their funny bones.

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Ted Rall’s “Censored” Obama Cartoon and Other Controversies

Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog …

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The Seedy Beauty of the Soho Diva

Rian Hughes is a master of many arts and a prolific author. In addition to books of comics, collections of vernacular types and other handbooks on design, his Batman Black and White is just out. Recently, he published a book of drawings, Soho Dives and Soho Divas (Image Comics) which so fascinated me, I had to ask him:

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Morality Plays in Comics

Evangelist David Wilkerson, killed in a car crash in 2011, was best known for his faction book, The Cross and the Switchblade and for his addiction recovery ministry, Teen Challenge, at the Times Square Church in New York City.