Bits: 02.25.11

Greg Stimac, Gravedigger, 2011

JCPenney's new logo looks an awful lot like the Gap's ditched rebranding effort last fall.

• Videos: Talibanksy, featuring stencil artists in Kabul in 2009, and the trailer for the Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land, about artist Vik Muniz's collaborations with workers in Brazil's largest landfill.

• An anti-abortion billboard claiming that "The most dangerous place for an African American is the womb" went up in Soho recently, raising the ire of the mother of the six-year-old girl pictured as well as reproductive health advocates. The billboard's been removed, but due to "safety concerns," not its content. Here's "popagandist" Ron English's suggestion for a modified version of the "racist" ad.

No Logo author Naomi Klein applies her idea of the "shock doctine" to the actions of Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who's working to strip the right to collectively bargain from state workers.

Daily Serving interviews artist/experimental geographer Trevor Paglen.

• Your moment of Radiohead's "Creep," theramin-style. (Thanks, Cameron Gainer.)

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