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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 24, 2012

Banksy debuts controversial street art that combines sport and war. Now, some say these witty images might be erased from London before the Olympic games this month. [The Atlantic]

“Meet the Superhumans,” a beautiful trailer for the Paralympic Games, which begin August 29 in London. [via GOOD]

Harry Potter fans and political junkies alike will appreciate this humorous piece from Eric Hague, titled “In hindsight, maybe we shouldn’t have let Lord Voldemort start his own Super PAC.” [McSweeny’s]

Saturday Night Live plans to run weeknight primetime specials in Spetember, leading up to the 2012 presidential election. We can only hope this means more Fred Armisen as Barak Obama. [Huffington Post]

Ben Gibbard (of veteran indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie) is no stranger to the world of baseball, especially that of the Seattle Mariners. Listen to an ode to Ichrio, the former Mariners' right fielder (and excellent hitter), who was recently traded to the New York Yankees. [Paste]

New Yorker editor-and-chief David Remnick talks with Storyboard about the art of the modern profile, and how this has evolved with this work at The New Yorker. [Storyboard]

This week a memorial concert was held in Oslo, paying tribute to the lives lost in the mass shooting one year ago. In a surprise appearance, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt played “We Shall Overcome” to over 60,000 people at the outdoor gathering. [Paste]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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