• Forty-seven years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr., was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Two months later he was awarded the prize.
• At WNYC, Hyperallergic‘s Hrag Vartanian and Herron School art historian Jean Robertson weigh in on the Shepard Fairey-designed invitation to tomorrow’s Occupy Wall Street “Occupation Party.”
• The Proper Business Attire Work Group is seeking donations of businesswear for Occupy Wall Street protesters. Noting that “businessmen seem to listen only to other people dressed like businessmen,” the group’s aim is to provide the media with “images that cannot easily be written off, images that create the evocative confusion it takes to get people to read news articles.” The motto: “We all look great in suits.”
• Via Northern Lights, a timely “call for ideas”:
“Storefront for Art and Architecture is making a call for submissions for projects and strategies that offer a new, creative and productive way of spatial occupation for public demonstrations and actions in cities throughout the world. Gathering expertise from the various acts of civil occupation throughout the world during the last months, we ask architects, artists and citizens at large to offer their ideas for enabling acts of communication and action between the civil society and the structures of economic and political power.”
• Van Gogh: Suicide or murder?
• You And Me and Everything I Steal: Miranda July on shoplifting.