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Feminist needlepoint: Jenny Hart's hand-embroidered portraits of old-time strippers, female wrestlers, Edith Piaff, and the White Stripes meld granny craft with a hipster's fine art edge. The work is quirky and cute, but after a first look, the subversive power of it sinks in. "Many people assume I'm a 'little old lady' who does this work," Hart says. "It's always fun to dispel that idea."

Youth culture, defanged: In his new series of photographs, Alex Morrison uses skateboarding to explore how youth subcultures become domesticated as they enter into the mainstream. Poached, named after the skateboarding term for stealing and selling documentation of another skater’s tricks, exposes the behind-the-scenes machinations of a TV crew filming a program on skateboarding in a city-sanctioned park. In large-scale color photographs, Morrison documents stunts as they’re staged for the cameras, instead of filmed on the handrails and concrete steps of city centers that often prohibit such behavior. This is a sanitized version of skateboarding, Morrison seems to be saying, "rebellion as cultural readymade." What’s "poached" here is skateboarders’ ability to control the terms of —and potentially profit from—their representation to the culture at large.

Visual culture, Mimi-style: The inimitable Mimi Smartypants, who works as an editor at a medical journal by day, compares a cross-section of "America's favorite stuffed sandwich," the Hot Pocket, with the cross-section of an actual tumor. (Buy her book.)

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