Jodi Arias Masterpieces: The Killer's Nude Photos Meet Famous Works of Art (NSFW)

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New Times

Convicted murder Jodi Arias is a student of the arts.

In addition to her penchant for nude self-photography, Arias also sells her own drawings online, with help from the outside. We're also into art here at New Times, which is why we created a series of Jodi Arias masterworks, in which Arias' self-photography is gracefully worked into some of the most famous paintings in history.

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No Work Today at New MCSO Headquarters Due to Bomb Inside, Graffiti Claims

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Photo by Matthew Hendley
A false claim on the side of the new MCSO headquarters.
Sorry, construction workers -- despite what you may have read on the side of the pricey new headquarters for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, you will not be getting the day off due to a bomb inside the building.

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Nude Person This Morning at Phoenix's "Release the Fear" Sculpture

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We stopped at a  red light at Central a few hours ago, ready to turn left onto Roosevelt. People who live or work in downtown Phoenix know the quirky little park at that busy intersection.

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Central and Roosevelt, 9 a.m.

​ It's the location of that magnificent 24-foot-tall metal sculpture of a "man" raising his arms to the skies.

The work of local artist Robert John Miley was installed circa 2005, and is entitled "Release the Fear."

It was created in part from 8,000 pounds of metal melted down from weapons used in myriad violent acts around the state of Arizona (law enforcement "donated" the guns, etc.).


f you can make out the person standing in repose next to the base of the sculpture, you will see what we saw from our car--a naked person of indeterminate gender.

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Serial Graffiti Vandal "Shaggy" Hit With Felonies For Multiple "Taggings"

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According to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, "graffiti is not a harmless form of creative expression. It's a destructive crime that victimizes entire communities by creating blight and encouraging additional criminal activity."

One of the more prolific Valley vandals contributing to the "blight" is "Shaggy," a Phoenix "tagger" who currently faces felony charges for defacing property throughout Phoenix over the past three years.

Montgomery's office announced today that "Shaggy," a.k.a. Daneil Alexander Lopez, has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal damage, a class-six felony, and one count of criminal damage, a class-five felony, for damaging buildings all over Phoenix.

If you ask "Shaggy," who told cops he never planned to quit tagging until he got caught, though, he's a bit of a folk hero.

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