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Archive for April 26th, 2009

From Wooster:

NYSAT was organized as a reaction to the hundreds of billboards that are not registered with the city, and therefore are illegal. While illegal, these violations are not being prosecuted by the City of New York, allowing the billboard companies to garner huge profits by cluttering our outdoor space with intrusive and ugly ads.  After the illegal spots were white washed, late in the day yesterday over eighty artists transformed these spaces into personal pieces of art.

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More and more adults (and college graduates) are moving back home, according to this article from the Washington Post:

The recession, loss of jobs and homes, high cost of living and growing debt are forcing adults to turn back to their parents for financial help. These boomerang kids, as sociologists and psychologists call them, are the latest change in the ever-shifting landscape of the American family. Intergenerational households — parents, their children and sometimes grandparents — were common in the 19th century. That changed early in the 20th century, when sons and daughters married younger — sometimes in their teens — and quickly moved out to create their own households. Then the Great Depression forced families back together. They once again grew apart during various lush economic periods that followed.

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