Village Voice Media commissioned artists associated with the Phoenix-based cultural collective Xico to produce a series of covers for its papers -- each one is unique to each city -- for its national story on Arizona SB1070, "Crossing the Line." Here are those images with additional artworks and biographical information on the individual artists. Founded in 1975, Xico is a nonprofit organization that promotes Chicano, Latino and Native American heritage through the arts. Its programing includes arts classes and workshops for underserved youth, community exhibitions, artist education, printmaking workshops, the valley's oldest Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of Life festival and small-venue performances. To find out more, visit www.xicoinc.org.
Whether you think of 4/20 as a celebration for an oppressed minority or just another day for layabouts to get high, this weekend stoners across the country got baked. So from the east to west, from states with legal access to medical marijuana to states without, here are the highest people...
There's a lot of things to see among the rollin' hills of Austin, TX, and we're gonna throw as much of it at you as we can. Don't thank us; we enjoy throwing things. Here's some more shots from Thursday, March 19. PHOTOS BY PATRICK MICHELS
More images from the first day of spring and last day of SXSW in Austin, TX on Saturday, March 21. Featuring M. Ward, Echo and the Bunnymen, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, and more. PHOTOS BY PATRICK MICHELS
The day President Barack Obama ordered the closure of the camps at Guantanamo Bay, writer Tim Elfrink was the only American reporter inside the detention camps. While there, he was able to get an inside view of the facilities that some of America's sworn enemies occupy.
Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy founder, political advocate and lifetime New Yorker, died on May 4, 2012.
For more on Adam Yauch's life and death, check out obituaries from the Village Voice, L.A Weekly and OC Weekly:
Adam Yauch, R.I.P.
Adam Yauch is Dead: RIP Beastie Boy MCA.
Adam Yauch, MCA of...
In the venn diagram of spring festivities, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby have a lot in common, and day-drinking is just the beginning. This year, they both fall on Saturday. Whether you're fighting your hangover with tacos or a hot brown, here's your guide to celebrating them...
As the sun beat down on the Empire Polo Fields, people took shelter under umbrellas or just stripped down and enjoyed the heat. Meanwhile, the Sahara tent was a sweatbox of EDM madness. All photos by Timothy Norris.