Category Archives: Books

“Kurt Cobain: The Last Session” at Morrison Hotel Gallery

This Saturday, November 22nd, the Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood will host a book signing by photographer Jesse Frohman for his new book “Kurt Cobain: The Last Session” (Thames & Hudson) from 6 to 8pm. Frohman shot Nirvana for the London Observer’s Sunday … 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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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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Brian May’s Red Special Is A Literary Tribute To The Two Most Influential Things In The Guitarist’s Life

Many musicians have a certain instrument they have become very attached to, for various reasons. Brian May, the brilliant guitarist of Queen, does too, and his guitar is named the Red Special. In a new book, “Brian May’s Red Special,” … Continue reading

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Thursday Night On The Sunset Strip –  Queen’s Brian May Signs His Latest Book At Book Soup; Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows Debut At The Viper Room

Thursday, November 6 is shaping up to be a night to remember on the Strip as Brian May of Queen signs his latest book, Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell at Book Soup at 4pm. Diableries were produced in France from approximately … Continue reading

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Ragtime: The Musical Sings Its Way Through a Tumultuous Period in American History

3-D Theatrical’s production of Ragtime: The Musical, currently at the Plummer Theater in Fullerton and then followed by an engagement through November 9 at the  Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, gives theatergoers a chance to see a lesser-known musical performed … Continue reading

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Review: “A Penny for the Parking Fairy”

Janet Housden hates a lot of things. She hates parking. She hates pop culture. She probably hates you. But what she hates most of all are the pretentious, entitled fucks that accompany gentrification. “A Penny for the Parking Fairy” is … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Monstrous Bodies”

Monstrous Bodies, subtitled “Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction”, is an academic work by June Pulliam, published by McFarland. When I first saw the cover, I immediately thought of the Ginger Snaps movie trilogy, because the first movie especially … Continue reading

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Sips, Savors, Shopping and Singing at the Tiki Oasis

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Rolly Crump Brings the ‘Enchanted Tiki Room’ to Life at the Tiki Oasis in San Diego this Weekend

Roland Crump was always interested in cartoons. “I was always a cartoonist”, said Rolly. “I always, from the very beginning, everything little thing I drew basically was a cartoon, or in the style of a cartoon, because I was influenced … Continue reading

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