Narcocorrido ballads about outlaw drug traffickers have been a staple of Mexican pop music for decades. But now, the songs are getting more violent and seem to reflect the growing influence of drug cartels over the Mexican state.
Art Basel Miami Beach, the country's buzziest art fair,is in full swing. Dozens of temporary galleries have popped up during the fair, including 'Moving the Still,' an exhibition made up entirely of GIFs, are tiny animations made from looping together.
AARON is the world's first cybernetic artist: an artificially intelligent system that composes its own paintings. Incredibly, the system is the work of one man, Harold Cohen, who had no background in computing when he began the effort.
At LA MOCA, a big new survey called Art in the Streets looks at the last forty years of graffiti. The LAPD arrested several graffiti artists the same week of the opening. Arts writer Carolina Miranda tells Kurt Andersen the reaction is overblown.
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