Category Archives: Books

Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” about Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe; a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover.  What makes this story so different … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

“Miss Peregrine’s” by Ransom Riggs has been on my “to read” list for a while, but I kept putting it off – until I saw the commercial for the movie that Tim Burton is directing.  I grabbed this 350 page … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Furiously Happy”

As a fan of Jenny Lawson’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” I was looking forward to “Furiously Happy” coming out in September 2015. “Furiously Happy” is a collection of humorous essays with topics ranging from … Continue reading

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Book-ness with KP-Ness: “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”

Since reading this memoir a few years ago, I have gifted five copies to friends. Although this book came out in 2012, I’ve decided to write about it here – that way I feel like I am gifting it to … Continue reading

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Bloomsday Celebration at The Hammer, June 16

You don’t have to finish all 1,000 or so pages of James Joyce’s mighty tome, “Ulysses,” in order to celebrate Bloomsday, nor do you have to live in Dublin. The celebration (named after the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom), occurs every … Continue reading

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David Sedaris to Appear at Royce Hall May 3rd

David Sedaris is not just a columnist and he is not just an essayist. He is a true raconteur as compelling as Hunter S. Thompson without the drugs, or John Waters without the strange obsessions. He is a keen observer … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival Presented by D’Angelico’s Guitars

This weekend starts early in Malibu for music and “guitar” fans! This year’s 2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival, presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars will be 4 days of guitar playing mayhem and magic starting Thursday, April 29th and running through Sunday, May … Continue reading

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Get Your Hip New Library Card Now!

The LA Public Library is issuing a new library card co-designed by Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson. It is a limited edition, so go turn in your old library card and exchange it for this modern classic. The card is available at any library … Continue reading

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Special 4-20 Booksigning at La Luz de Jesus: Joseph R. Pietri’s The 15-Ounce Pound and The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars

Just in time for what has become the unofficial stoners’ holiday, April 20, aka 4-20, former drug smuggler turned medicinal marijuana advocate and purveyor, Joseph Pietri will be signing his books at Wacko/La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Bookstore. Billed … Continue reading

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David Bowie Reboot at Taschen

Story and photos by Taquila Mockingbird & Kristen Addix, your rocking girls on the move. The girls decided to have a gallery day, so we dropped by the Taschen Gallery to see the post mortem David Bowie art show by … Continue reading

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