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Centerpoints: Chili Peppers, Raymond Pettibon, and Miranda July’s deer legs

• Ai Weiwei makes the cover of the Nov. 21 issue of Newsweek‘s international edition, filmmaker Alison Klayman reports. In the accompanying piece he discusses his captivity earlier this year: “I really wished someone could beat me, because at least that’s human contact. Then you can see some anger. But to dismiss emotion, to be […]

Ai Weiwei makes the cover of the Nov. 21 issue of Newsweek‘s international edition, filmmaker Alison Klayman reports. In the accompanying piece he discusses his captivity earlier this year: “I really wished someone could beat me, because at least that’s human contact. Then you can see some anger. But to dismiss emotion, to be cut off from any reason, or anger, or fear, psychologically that’s very threatening.”

• The Red Hot Chili Peppers pays homage to artist Raymond Pettibon in a video for their new song that uses animations “inspired by” the LA artist’s work.

• Rob Walker on the duel shower head as “a moral crossroad.”

• Miranda July, one of the artists featured in Lynn Hershman Leeson’s film !Women Art Revolution (screening  at the Walker Nov. 18-20), is selling things — things like a “lucky pair of deer hooves given as a gift by a friend” and “collection of 43 stolen oil paints” — at a pop-up store in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. The items are inspired by her new book It Chooses You (McSweeney’s).

2011 Turner Prize winner Karla Black: “Art is a sort of boxed-off little bit of civilized society where permission is given for us to freely behave like the animals we are.”

• As New York Mayor Bloomberg orders tents and belongings cleared from Occupy Wall Street’s Zuccotti Park encampment in advance of Thursday’s plan to shut down the New York Stock Exchange, PDN looks inside Occupy London’s tents through the work of photographer Ben Roberts.

• It’s Give to the Max Day here in Minnesota. Yes, we’re doing it, as are heaps of other worthy nonprofits that could use your donation.