Category Archives: Art

Phil Stern

On Saturday, I lost one of my best friends, my teacher, my mentor, my photoshop tutor, my jokester, my favorite noodle eating partner, author of terrible, nasty, foul-mouthed letters and diatribes … and my inspiration. We spent nearly a year … Continue reading

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Black Velvet Christmas

  Celebrate Christmas with a touch of kitsch culture at Velveteria’s A Very Tiki Christmas exhibition. Aficionados of velvet paintings will welcome the gallery’s presentation of previously unseen paintings, plus their new additions: two paintings by velvet painting pioneer Edgar … Continue reading

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20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

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The Krampus Ball is Tomorrow! Have You been Naughty?

Do you love being chased around by giant hairy monsters who whip and spank you? Wishing you had someplace to wear your Bavarian folk dress? Then you are in luck, my friend! The Los Angeles Krampus Ball will be returning to … Continue reading

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Tura! Tura! Tura! III at Lethal Amounts Saturday

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Buy Me This: Society6 Shirts

One of my favorite sites is Society6, where artists sell their work as prints or on tops, bags, phone cases and more. I like to type into the search bar my favorite bands, books and movies to see what comes … Continue reading

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An Interview with Spot about his New Photography Book, “Sounds of Two Eyes Opening”

Most LA musicians know Spot from his years working as a sound engineer and producer for bands like the Minutemen, the Misfits, and Black Flag. A talented musician, Spot also played bass for Panic, the precursor to Black Flag, and Nig Heist, a comical … Continue reading

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“Torso” Book Signing at La Luz Thursday

Tattoos used to be taboo in the United States unless you were in the navy. Heavily tattooed men qualified for the circus sideshow, and a woman with a tattoo was loose if not an outright criminal. In contrast, the people … Continue reading

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Open House at the Keystone

  The  Keystone Art Space,  the large and wonderful gallery/artist studios complex in Glassell Park, had their Fall 2014 Open Studios open house last night. Situated on a long and fast moving commercial/industrial stretch of San Fernando Road, the Keystone holds 60+ artist studios that … Continue reading

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Genderqueer on Exhibit

  In Dave Naz’s Identity exhibit, which opened Saturday night at Coagula Curatorial, we see photo portraits of genderqueer, transgender and other gender fluid individuals who do not relate to customary gender identities. Besides the impressive large format portraits, available to flip through and … Continue reading

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