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Public art in Boston via Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier's S.O.S. (Safety Orange Swimmers), 2016.COURTESY FORT POINT ARTS COMMUNITY

Public art in Boston via Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier’s S.O.S. (Safety Orange Swimmers), 2016.

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Orange Alert

From colorful swimmers to painted trees to poetic liquor-store signs: 15 public art projects in Boston this year. [WBUR]

An art student in London called out Topshop for filching an online design that should have made her Pumpkin Queen of her own domain. [Metro]

“How Making Art Will Still Matter in Trump’s America”—novelist Marisa Silver on a question for the ages. [The Forward]

Detritus

One man’s trash is … found material for Ron Barron, an artist from Ohio who prowled NYC’s streets for substance to take home. [The New York Times]

Hua Hsu, estimable music writer for The New Yorker, goes a good deal more unhinged and idiosyncratic in a Tumblr post about stuff he listened to this year. [Tumblr]

In Memoriam 

Debbie Reynolds, actress and dancer in incomparably good scenes in Singin’ in the Rain, died one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, at age 84. [The New York Times]

Photographer Howard Bingham, chronicler of Muhammad Ali and timely aspects of black life in midcentury America, died at 77. [The Guardian via Artforum]

Design

On the mystifying magnetism of Muji, that most unbranded of brands. [Racked]

Reparation

The English government looks likely to reimburse the owner of a £4 million (about $4.90 million) painting from the 1760s by Johann Zoffany that burnt up in a blaze in a public country house, the largest payment of its kind. [The Art Newspaper]

In New York, Theater for the New City convened a public confab called “Art Startup” to talk about issues facing artists, administrators, and activists in the city. [The Villager]

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