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Rufus T. Firefly writes:

Some punter in Brew Dock got all judgey on my 31-week pregnant friend who was enjoying a rare (and solitary I might add) alcohol-free drink with colleagues after work this evening. The woman handed her this missive, crudely inscribed on the back of a beer mat. Good thing the woman left immediately after, else a rumble would’ve surely ensued. The noive!!!

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Robert Longo’s Untitled (Ferguson Police August 13, 2014) is a 10-ft wide charcoal drawing of a line of faceless cops, clad and helmeted in black, silhouetted against searchlights in a swirl of illuminated smoke. This is a brilliantly powerful drawing, based on photographs taken on the angry streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer there on 9 August.

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Why a charcoal of police in Ferguson is the most important artwork of 2014 (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian)