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gentrification

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: PEEKASSO

by Michael Anthony Farley on August 26, 2015

This week, we return to our NSFW GIF of the Hump Day series with a bang.

Tumblr content usually falls into one of several categories: net art, pop-culture meme GIFs, niche porn, or conspiracy theories. Thankfully, Tumblr user/artist PEEKASSO has merged all of the above into one glorious online practice. Homer Simpson navigating a world of scantily-clad women sent to distract internet users from the Illuminati/CIA’s real agenda? Naturally.

Check out some of our favorite examples, after the jump.

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Space-Squeezed Boston Artists Find Room in SoWa

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 1, 2015
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In Boston’s South End, a real-estate developer is incubating an art neighborhood. Whether or not this offers a sustainable future for artists in the city is unclear, but there is some good work on display.

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Visualizing a Gentrifying Downtown Brooklyn

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 12, 2015
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Four photographers look back—and forward—on Downtown Brooklyn’s rapid gentrification since 2010.

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With New York Affordable Housing Laws Set to Expire, Students and Residents Rally

by Paul Brown on May 29, 2015
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“We don’t have time to be fractured in our response to gentrification,” said Rachel LaForest of the Right to the City Alliance in the opening remarks. “We need more than solidarity, we need strategy-building and action.’’

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Harlem, a Neighborhood in Transition, Will See an Art Fair Debut

by Corinna Kirsch on April 1, 2015
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“Harlem is going through another renaissance,” says Stan Squirewell, an artist participating in the fair, and a recent transplant from Washington, DC.

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How Long Until the Lower East Side Turns Into 1980s Soho?

by Corinna Kirsch on February 4, 2015
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According to LES dealers, brokers, restauranteurs, and residents.

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