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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Street Art With Post-It Notes

It began by a running conversation between 2 ad agencies in Lower Manhattan high rises. A year later, it ended up being the battle of a new found street art. Employees of Havas Media simply put a “Hi” message in their window with Post-It notes and their neighbors across this NYC street, Horizon Media, answered. Today, thousands of colorful post-it notes can …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Live From A “Barrage” In Flushing, Queens

They did it on Friday nights anyway, drinking, telling stories, discussing rock music, so why not invite a few more to the party? And that’s how the weekly radio show and podcast, Live From the Barrage came to life. From John Houlihan’s wood-frame, unheated – no bathroom – no running water garage in Flushing, Queens. …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Istanbul = Catstantinople

Being a cat in Istanbul is like being a cow in India. Sip your margarita while seeing more than 50,000 kitty photos via Instagram , #catsofistanbul . Or watch the feature film by local filmakers, “Nine Lives”, on Vimeo.  Or learn something along with Istanbul residents via YouTube tutorials, like building shelters and feeding stations. There’s also a Facebook page, The …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: In Prison, Music Can Set You Free

Each year, the New York City-based Decoda Chamber Ensemble spends a week with inmates at the maximum security Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. They teach inmates to play instruments and compose their own music. At the end of the week, they perform for other inmates, prison staff and local officials. This year’s program (2.16.16) was called “Seasons of …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park

What a beautiful idea. British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor created The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean sea off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies. The coral reef around Grenada suffered damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Emily in 2005. It has been recorded that …