Category Archives: Books

Book Review: “Help For The Haunted”

Help For The Haunted by John Searles begins with the murder of Rose and Sylvester Mason in a church, partially witnessed by their daughter Sylvie who was sitting outside in the car. The three of them had set out for … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Slam Dancing No Stage Diving No Spikes: An Oral History Of The Legendary City Gardens

While the So Cal punk scene has inspired enough publications to fill a shelf, it’s rare that I’ve heard about any serious attempts to recollect what was going on in my neck of the woods, New Jersey, back in the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Remember book fairs from elementary school?  Well the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is nothing like that. The two day event is one of the largest book festivals in the country.  While the focus is on books, their authors, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Alien: Out of the Shadows”

Alien: Out of the Shadows is an “official” new novel by Tim Lebbon that is set between the movies Alien and Aliens. The teaser on the back of the book, however, reveals that the crew in the story meets the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Upcoming Event- Groupies Galore! Meet Pamela Des Barres, Miss Mercy & Catherine James

Here in Los Angeles, although we are known for our earthquakes, we are lucky to be the main epicenter of something else. We are known worldwide for being the center of celebrity sightings- in film and TV, music, sports, art … Continue reading

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Lupercalia & Yé-Yé at La Luz de Jesus

What does the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia have to do with French Yé-Yé Pop from the ’60s? Not very much, except that both are being celebrated by Feral House at La Luz de Jesus gallery on Saturday, February 15. Lupercalia, celebrated on … Continue reading

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MOCA Presents Dave Hickey “Pirates and Farmers” Book Signing and Talk Wednesday at Grand Central Market

With the release of his latest collection of essays titled Pirates and Farmers, art and culture critic Dave Hickey will give at a talk at a MOCA-sponsored event at the Grand Central Market Wednesday night. A book signing will follow … Continue reading

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“The Mona Lisa Myth”

At Gallerie Michael in Beverly Hills last Saturday, art historian Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts presented his work with Dr. Christopher Heath Brown on the story behind Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. The duo’s theory is the subject of a new book and upcoming … Continue reading

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Gallery 1988 book “Cult Movie Art 2″ & Crazy 4 Cult

Gallery 1988 has released a second book of art from their wildly popular, annual Crazy 4 Cult exhibition. The gallery, which has two locations on Melrose Ave – 7201 (East) and 7308 (West) – has been the home of pop … Continue reading

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Wild Things: Burlesque Beauties And The Pets They Love & Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassles Book Signing/Movie Release Party

Wild Things: Burlesque Beauties and the Pets They Love With over 100 color photos by photographer Tony Marsico, Wild Things: Burlesque Beauties And The Pets They Love gives you a titillating and private peek into the real world of today’s … Continue reading

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