How artists became capitalist ‘foot soldiers’ in the gentrification wars: Case study, Boyle Heights

A century ago, if you’d uttered the word “artist,” chances are it would have been accompanied by the modifier “starving.” Consider the tubercular waifs of Puccini’s “La Bohème” burning manuscripts to stay warm in their Paris garrets. Or New York’s Abstract Expressionists drinking nickel coffee… – Los Angeles Times

Beyoncé Accused Of Copying Another Artist’s Video For Hold Up — Compare The Two HERE!

Uh-oh! Beyoncé has been fighting off accusations of plagiarism recently, and now it appears that she’ll have to deal with that again, this time regarding her video for Hold Up! Related: See All Bey’s Sexy Tour Looks! Visual artist Pipilotti Rist released a video way back in 1997 called Ever Is Over All that showed(…)