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(The New York Times)   Artist makes derelict Detroit houses into his canvases, bringing a small bit of grace to an otherw-- wait, never mind, somebody's setting the houses on fire   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2014-04-04 02:59:25 AM  
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2014-04-04 02:54:47 AM  
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FTFA:  "Why it happened, who knows?" said Donald Dawkins, of the Detroit office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "It's a mystery we're really anxious to solve."

Perhaps this could be of some assistance?

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2014-04-04 02:33:00 AM  
2 votes:
Either way, the property values went up.
2014-04-04 10:25:22 AM  
1 vote:

Carousel Beast: This far in and no Crow references??

For shame, Fark

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2014-04-04 10:04:41 AM  
1 vote:
They need the fires to stay warm.
It's so cold in the D.
2014-04-04 05:14:35 AM  
1 vote:
If this arsonist plans on burning every abandoned house in Detroit, she has her work cut out for her.

I really see this as two competing artists, and frankly I'm rooting for the arsonist.
2014-04-04 04:10:06 AM  
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2014-04-04 03:50:14 AM  
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Idk, the fire was probably an improvement.

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2014-04-04 03:45:54 AM  
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2014-04-04 02:37:19 AM  
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Police have reported that thousands of dollars worth of improvements were made.
2014-04-04 02:36:48 AM  
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Notabunny: Because the arsonist is providing both flashes of cheery color and uninvited piles of junk, I'd classify their work as performance art.

Fire can be artistic.

Also, sometimes one must destroy in order to create.
2014-04-04 02:29:47 AM  
1 vote:
Prime suspect...

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2014-04-04 01:49:16 AM  
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fta Some people embraced the works, which emerge jarringly with flashes of cheery color and a feel of Pop Art, as significant. Others dismissed them as uninvited piles of junk, further cluttering the streets and making it impossible for the struggling neighborhood to improve...

Because the arsonist is providing both flashes of cheery color and uninvited piles of junk, I'd classify their work as performance art.
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