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The Graffiti Godfathers of Miami

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The Graffiti Godfathers of Miami
VICE meets members of the Miami Style Gods (MSG), a graffiti crew based in Miami, and follows them on a night of “bombing” — leaving their tags on highway signs, walls, garage doors, bridges, and more.

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Takashi Murakami Interview: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

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Takashi Murakami Short Film: Is This the Dream?

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Takashi Murakami Short Film: Is This the Dream?

Takashi Murakami is unquestionably the most famous artist in the world of Japanese contemporary art. He owes much of his success to hard work and a lack of sleep. “If I relax for more than six hours, I feel like I’m being extremely lazy and I have to get back to work. I can’t really relax,” he told us. The relentless output of new works, sculptures, and exhibitions crafted by himself and his global team of 300 Kaikai Kiki Gallery assistants is driven by one simple dread: “I fear that people will get bored of me,” he said. We shadowed...

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This Rags-To-Riches Business Has Beat The Retail Apocalypse (HBO)

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This Rags-To-Riches Business Has Beat The Retail Apocalypse (HBO)

Traffic on the corner of Melrose and Fuller regularly comes to a halt here on any given Saturday, as shoppers from near and far dart through traffic in designer sneakers. They’re trying to get from one Round Two store to the next. A few years ago, this corner was empty. Now it’s Round Two’s block, or “village,” as owner Sean Wotherspoon calls it, with its three stores clustered for a unique retail experience. In the Round Two vintage store, shoppers comb through vintage Polo jackets, Janet Jackson tour T-shirts, and other rare vintage finds, some with $200 pricetags. Next door,...

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South L.A.'s African-American Taco Movement | Food Grails

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