The Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick of Che Guevara black and red portrait fame has done it again: He has painted a minimalist poster of the Palestinian resister Ahed Tamimi, in jail for 2 months for slapping a soldier. And the world should pay attention, because Ahed Tamimi's life is at risk, with Israelis calling for crimes against her person.
Kehinde Wiley's work is instantly recognizable, with its vibrant patterns and evocative use of color. Known for "picturing young black people in stylized portraits that are deliberate throwbacks to earlier traditions of painting," Wiley's most recent portrait featured that of a particularly notable face: Barack Obama. Show More Summary
The artist who painted former President Obama’s portrait for the Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has an interesting past. While reviewing previous works by artist Kehinde Wiley, it was discovered that he has a great fondness for painting black women beheading white women. Show More Summary
"It would really benefit people if they look back, take from the past and learn before stepping into the future because we’re bound to repeat the same mistakes."
The first season of HBO's Westworld had a lot of standout qualities, but one of the coolest style tricks it regularly used was placing unexpected versions of pop songs in key scenes - such as an orchestral version of "Paint it Black" during a shootout, or the player piano plinking out "Black Hole Sun" as Maeve prepared to start her day at the saloon. Show More Summary
When protagonist Josie Tyrell mentions that John Lennon had just been shot in the opening of Janet Fitch’s novel, Paint It Black, we immediately know that this story is set in 1980. Having served its primary purpose, some writers would drop the historical reference and move on. Not Fitch. She makes such good use of […]
Black metal fans aren't known for their sense of humor, and they seem like they'd be too busy applying corpse paint to their faces and adding spikes to every article of clothing they own to read comics. But it turns out black metal fans...Show More Summary
Painting the puffer fish in the snake pit with a Rubbermaid lid as my palette. Quaaludes to the shake of a tail, yellow and black yayue. The canvas is damp with my spit and pill foam but otherwise blank. Down in the pit, there's so much going on. Show More Summary
Painting the puffer fish in the snake pit with a Rubbermaid lid as my palette. Quaaludes to the shake of a tail, yellow and black yayue. The canvas is damp with my spit and pill foam but otherwise blank. Down in the pit, there’s so much going on. Show More Summary
There are so many 30 day challenges out there it's hard to keep track of them all, but if you've got a black metal heart and a fetish for facepainting the only one you should care about is the 30 Day Corpse Paint Challenge. And if you...Show More Summary
“It's the first Black Panther Party mural in Oakland to be painted by black people” The Black Panther Party (BPP) got its start in West Oakland during the 1960s. More than 50 years later, a mural lauding the revolutionary civil rights group has—at last—taken shape. Show More Summary
T-Mobile announced the REVVL smartphone back in August, but today, the carrier announced the REVVL Plus. The phone differs from the original REVVL in a few ways. First, it has a pretty awesome black and magenta paint job, plus a bigger 6? FHD display and octa-core processor. Show More Summary
Grand National Experimental. Those three words mean a whole lot to Buick fans. That's because they are the name applied to a car that was once a humble Regal. When it gets the black paint applied, it is transformed into a truly menacing street beast that stalked the roads of America in the late 1980s. Now's your chance to own what's arguably the...
Hello readers! It’s been quite a week. For those of you able and willing to look away from the news for a moment, here’s what’s up with books. THE BIG STORY L.A. readers know Janet Fitch’s work — “White Oleander,” “Paint It Black” — for portraying the city as both dark and romantic, a place where...
Trump's chief of staff intentionally painted Rep. Wilson as a money-grubbing black woman. Racism is the Trump administration’s magic wand, a device it uses, to great effect, to dazzle its base, whose own proud bigotry dispenses with the need for suspension of disbelief. Show More Summary
It’s been years since the New York City Police Department painted its cars with the classic black and green livery, but the memory is still alive among a few. The NYPD museum, housed for now on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor, hosted a car show last week featuring many of the old black-and-greens (and one new one), as well as...
Or as the actual (but too long) title to this post should read: How to Pull Off Painting Your Living Room Black and It Not Look Like an Angsty Goth '80s Teen Is Gearing up for a Halloween Party While Their Parents Are Out of Town. I'm...Show More Summary
The new Pacifica S appearance package lends a bit of meanness to an otherwise pedestrian family vehicle.
1985, “To Live and Die in L.A.”: Rick Masters sets fire to a painting on the side of a beautiful L.A. home. He’s rail-thin, clad in black, and has a chillingly focused stare. There’s an eternal calm to him, but it’s anything but calming. Show More Summary
When we met Philip, he was chiseling black paint off the iron railing in front of his brownstone. He led us through his beautiful home and into the backyard. "Nothing will grow in this back corner," he explained. "It seems like there's definitely something wrong with that… We've dug up a lot of trash back here, so God only knows what else is in the soil."