Contraband

Kanye cartoons, touch-screen watches, licorice-nectarine bitters, black market goods and more in our weekly look at the web

An excerpt from her upcoming book “Contraband” (due out Fall 2010), T Magazine displayed artist Taryn Simon’s disturbing photos of items confiscated at New York’s JFK airport. The assortment spans dead animals to cow dung toothpaste, for a book that aims to reveal what is considered “threatening to economies, to personal safety and to a nation.”