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Art

Meet the 'Slumscape' Painter Who Inspired Banksy's Dystopian Theme Park

The American artist Jeff Gillette has a new show in London juxtaposing Disney icons with real-world slums.
Kevin Holmes
6.28.16
Premieres

Watch Pussy Riot's Powerful Video for "Refugees In" Shot at Banksy's Dismaland

"We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year, we hope that you will not like them."
Kim Taylor Bennett
11.18.15
Music

Photos of Pussy Riot Performing at Banksy's Dismaland

The famed activist punk band debuted their new song "Refugees In" and say they're going to get more involved with refugee-related activism in the coming weeks.
Vianney Le Caer
9.25.15
Culture

Dismaland Artists Are Protesting the World's Largest Arms Exhibition

We spoke with one of the artists who plastered London's subways with posters that protest the biannual Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair.
Philip Kleinfeld
9.16.15
scams

This Man Sold Counterfeit Vodka Made of Antifreeze to British Nightclubs

When you’re on a barstool a few yards from a disco ball in a fairly posh bar, you generally feel like you know what you’re sipping on. But here’s the thing: maybe you don’t.
Hilary Pollack
9.8.15
Britain Is a Weird Place

Dismaland Is a Smug, Clichéd Monument to Banksy's Dated Agenda

Young people today have more important things to worry about than selfie culture, Princess Diana, and TV.
Joe Bish, Photos: Jackson Drowley
9.3.15
Art

Inside 'Dismaland': Channel 4 Visits Banksy’s Theme Park

Footage of Banksy's Bemusement Park takes us to the unhappiest place on Earth.
Annie Armstrong
8.21.15
Art

Banksy’s Biggest Artwork Ever Opens This Friday

It's a dystopian theme park featuring Damien Hirst, Pussy Riot, Run the Jewels, and more, and he’s already banned Disney lawyers from entering.
DJ Pangburn
8.20.15
Art

Is Banksy Building the Theme Park of Our Nightmares?

Welcome to 'Dismaland.'
Beckett Mufson
8.18.15