NYC Subways with graffiti; Photo - Slate

Slate takes a look at the release of the DVD for Style Wars, the seminal 1983 documentary about graffiti. The article's writer, Lee Smith, was a "toy," plying his graf in the 70s, and says, "To my mind, the kids who didn't hang out in the subway system just didn't have a proper grasp of what the city was—the range of pleasures and dangers, the expanse of sheer space and urban humanity covered by the trains."

Gothamist and Bluejake on graffiti.