NEWS BITES: Kurt Cobain Suicide Photo, Dead Phelps, Nazi Art

New Photos From Cobain Suicide Released

Police on Thursday released previously unseen images showing drug paraphernalia from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide 20 years ago.

Iran Leader: Holocaust ‘Uncertain’

Reality of Holocaust ‘uncertain,’ says Iran’s Supreme Leader. Ayatollah Ali Khameini also said that the U.S. plan for Palestine “did not work and, God willing, will not work either.”

Fred Phelps Is Dead

God Hates Fred Phelps.

B15 Bus Rider Fatally Shot When 14-Year-Old Fires ‘Wildly’

A passenger on a B15 bus was killed last night by a teenager who was apparently targeting a rival.

Are You A Gentrifier?’ Bushwick Edition

Does anyone ever want to admit that their mere presence in a place is altering the landscape of the community?

Sochi Is Deserted

Center of the world one day; haven for stray dogs the next.

Singer Anita Baker Wanted by Police

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of singer-songwriter Anita Baker in a lawsuit that alleges she failed to pay more than $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe home.

Norwegian Museum Agrees To Return Nazi-Looted Matisse

The Matisse was once looted by Hermann Goering to the family of Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg.

Hawaii Cops Want To Keep Law That Allows Sex With Hookers

Cops in Hawaii want to keep a rare state law on the books.

Combating Putin’s Anti-Gay Stance, One Tracksuit at a Time

Despite the shocking fact that there are no gay people in Sochi, you might still be pissed off about the Russian government’s repressive attitude toward their country’s LGBTQ communities. On the eve of the 2014 winter games, what’s an art-and-civil-rights-loving Olympics fan to do? One option is to head to the Purple & Gold benefit event this Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Louis B. James Gallery, where Print All Over Me is launching a capsule collection of printed tracksuits sporting work from the likes of David Benjamin Sherry, Kalup Linzy, Ryan McNamara, and Jack Pierson. Proceeds benefit the Russian LGBT Network.

“These uniforms directly engage with the systematic and legalized discrimination that the Russian government has perpetrated on the LGBTQ people,” says Print All Over Me president Jesse Finkelstein.” While uniforms are typically expressions of national patriotism or strength, these tracksuits are a reminder of the basic and universal vulnerability that gay, trans, and straight people are all born into. While the Olympics can be fun theater, where states play out their various partisan fantasies, these tracksuits are for the weak and precarious.”

Print All Over Me also enables you to produce your own clothing (or pillows, tote bags, etceteras) simply by uploading imagery via their website. If none of the commissioned tracksuits strike your fancy, we might recommend creating one based on any of the totally heterosexual images of Vladimir Putin that the internet has to offer.

Main image from left: Tracksuits by Lucas Michael, David Benjamin Sherry, and Ryan McNamara. (All tracksuits have matching tops and bottoms).