Good Grief, Charlie Brown! You’re Graffiti

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! You’re Graffiti Photo New works depicting Peanuts characters by Kenny Scharf, Rob Pruitt and Nina Chanel Abney, from left. Credit Kenny Scharf, Rob Pruitt and Nina Chanel Abney Kenny Scharf’s oozing, vividly colored cartoon figures have covered billboards in downtown Manhattan for decades. Now, his whimsical psychedelia will appear in New York in the forms of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang, as part of a new public art project bringing Charles M. Schulz’s characters to cities around the world.
The project was commissioned by Peanuts Worldwide, which oversees all representations of Schulz’s indelible comics. Seven artists were chosen to form the Peanuts Global Artist Collective and interpret the characters. Nina Chanel Abney, for example, has created a digitalized, geometric rendering of Snoopy and Woodstock riding skateboards. The provocateur Rob Pruitt, known for startling juxtapositions, has placed Snoopy next to a panda bear, while t..

‘All-inclusive’ Europe weakened by leftists promoting mass migration – Czech ex-president

Europe has been weakened by a “leftist utopia” which promotes the idea of mass migration and tries to turn Europeans into “dependent clients,” former Czech President Vaclav Klaus wrote in his new Eurosceptic book.
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Tributes paid to Winnie Mandela, controversial ‘mother’ of South Africa

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81. Hailed as a “trailblazer,” fans and followers took to Twitter to pay tribute to South Africa’s most-revered female anti-apartheid activist.
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Alien vs Predator: Erdogan & Netanyahu vying for Mideast dominance – Blumenthal

Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuse one another of mass human rights crimes and both are correct: neither can claim the moral high ground, both are battling from the depths of depravity, Max Blumenthal told RT.
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Latest Uproar in Brazil’s Raw Political Debate: A Netflix Series

Latest Uproar in Brazil’s Raw Political Debate: A Netflix Series Photo Supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil say his depiction in a new Brazilian docudrama is inaccurate and unfair. Credit Washington Alves/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO — A new Netflix series about a sprawling corruption investigation has muscled its way into Brazil’s heated politics, outraging supporters of a leftist former president who is trying to make a comeback and stirring debate about how closely a docudrama should adhere to the facts.
The series, “The Mechanism,” has drawn heat since it was released on March 23. Critics say its inaccuracies are unfair to a former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is a leading candidate in the polls for the election this fall. Others see in the show a more or less fair, if depressing, depiction of an intricate investigation that has so far seen more than 100 people convicted, including senior political figures like Mr. da Silva.
Still others say the..

Trump rejects human rights ombudsman’s request to pardon Russian pilot Yaroshenko

Russia’s top human rights official has reported that the US president has officially refused to pardon Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was jailed for 20 years as a result of a sting operation by US special services.
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