Bits: 05.26.09

Ann Chamberlain, Wrist, 1998, via Another Bouncing Ball

Brian Ulrich, interviewed here last year, has a new show opening at Julie Saul in New York on Thursday. Photograph magazine, which features Ulrich's shot of a Wisconsin retail storeroom on its cover this month, quotes Saul on how he addresses consumer and post-consumer America: "Ulrich chronicles a profoundly seismic shift within society and implicitly asks the question, where do we go from here?"

• Green Day refuses to sell its new album at Wal-Mart, because the retailer asked for a family-friendly version. "They want artists to censor their records in order to be carried in there," says frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "We just said no. We've never done it before. You feel like you're in 1953 or something."

Ten Philadelphia recycling trucks have been wrapped with graphics inspired by the textile collection at The Design Center at Philadelphia University to launch the city's new single-stream recycling program.

David Lynch's Interview Project launches June 1: "A 20,000-mile road trip over 70 days across and back the United States. The team found people driving along the roads, going into bars... The people told their stories."

Vessel for Safekeeping (Survivalism), by New York-based artist Susan Graham, includes "a hand-sculpted and hand-glazed porcelain lacy box containing miniature scissors and a credit card. The box is glazed a smoky white, and the scissors and credit card have pewter and blue glazes."

Pompeii graffiti: "Celadus, heartthrob of the girls." "Atimetus got me pregnant."

Photos that changed the world. Via Hrag.

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