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What the F Are We Reading? March 15-21

Keeping you up to date with what the F staff is reading online.

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Keeping you up to date with what the F staff is reading online.


The News About Kanye Keeps on Coming!

According to an interview Kanye did with Clique, the rapper and former art school dropout claims that he will receive an honorary Doctorate Degree from the School of the Art Institute on May 5. Hyperallergic has astutely pointed out that graduation is on May 11, not May 5th, but we are still all left in the dark about whether or not this is really happening. SAIC has said that they will release the honorary doctorate recipients as well as the keynote speaker for graduation later this week. The staff is unsure what will happen next, but we’ll keep you up-to-date with what’s happening on social media.


Photo by Peter Hutchins, via Flickr

Recently, We Published an Article About Amazon Prime’s New Hit Show Transparent, but What if That Isn’t the Whole Story?

In the article, Ariel Gentalen explores the success and benefits of streaming websites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. This article explores the other side of the question. This author is claiming that Netflix and Amazon have effectively RUINED the TV watching experience by releasing all episodes in a season at one time. Now we are too afraid of #SPOILERALERTs to have conversations about television. Let us know what you think about this proposed solution to this problem.

Do You Want to Work for Damien Hirst?

Well, apparently he’s looking! Qualifications include: 1) You must be a photorealist painter. 2) Must be willing to work full-time 3) Based in London or Devon 4) Experienced in oil painting 5) Good color matching skills 6) Attention to Detail

Check out the full job description.

You Can Now Visit Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men Exhibition at The Museum of the Moving Image

For those of you who, like us, watch Mad Men more for the awesome furniture and interesting design than the actual story line, you are about to witness something magical. Now, you can walk into Don Draper’s SC&P office (from seasons four to six), Betty Draper’s kitchen, and see 33 original costumes from the show.


Photo: Thanassi Karageorgiou via


Susan Kare, Designer of Macintosh’s Original Icons is Being Recognized by MoMA

For MoMA’s upcoming exhibit This is for Everyone: Design Experiments For The Common Good, curator Paola Antonelli has acquired Kare’s sketches made on graph paper in conjunction with San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.


Design by Susan Kare


The New York Police Department Has Been Editing Wikipedia Pages About Their Own Police Brutality

According the Capital New York, 85 different IP addresses linked to the NYPD headquarters have been editing Wikipedia entries on various topics ranging from stop-and-frisk, police brutality, and prominent political figures in New York City.


Hacker Group Anonymous is Working Together with GhostSec and Ctrlsec in Releasing 9,200 Twitter Account Names Belonging to ISIS

The three hacker groups are releasing the names of these Twitter accounts in an effort to pressure Twitter to suspend them. The Twitter team has recently received threats from ISIS for suspending previous accounts.


Robert Durst, the Star of a Six-Part Documentary on HBO, has been Arrested for Murder

Durst is suspected of murdering his friend Susan Berman.


Photo: HBO

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