Two bodies of work from two different Los Angeles-based photographers, Justin Fiset's WLA (West Los Angeles) and Rachel Wolfe's ESPLA (Especially LA!) are formal meditations of the west side of LA.
THE BRONZE AGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER ALEXANDER
Art historian Zachary Tomaszewski conducts an intimate interview with cornerstone member of the Light and Space movement, Peter Alexander. Topics surrounding the movement's newfound recognition by the museum-world and issues of intellectual labor, commerce, and the history of painting all lead this dynamic dialogue.
A VILLAGE OF OUR OWN BY ARJUNA NEUMAN
The simultaneous search for personal and communal identity through folktales come to fruition in this piece that manifested from a road trip across the country. Artist-run, community-driven spaces are considered against thoughts surrounding ethnographic films and autobiographical histories.
TRACY, CALIFORNIA BY TRACY JEANNE ROSENTHAL
Somewhere in between memory and documentation is an archive. Rather than documenting by place or date, Tracy, California is a three-part poetic attempt to organize documents by feeling. This choice to document feelings reflects hesitation about the implied un/truth of the documentary form. It also reflects one of the central investigations of the journey: how today’s capitalism puts feelings to work.
THE MUTANT AND THE MELODY: CURRENT WORKS BY JOEL DEAN
A look back at Joel Dean's recent show at Jancar Jones
CREATIVE UNDERGROUND LOS ANGELES
New collective, CULA (Creative Underground Los Angeles), works to bring artists and musicians together to push their own creative boundaries, and build a platform in which people can provide resources and opportunity in the community.
INTERVIEW WITH LOCAL BAND, DERDE VERDE
Interview with local indie-rock trio, Derde Verde.
A series of local band reviews by various contributors. Reviews include Julia Holter, Emily Reo, Criminal Hygiene, Kan Wakan, The Icarus Line, and Touché. (By Ally Hasche, Casey Winkleman, Jordan Pederson and Lowell Heflin)
INTERVIEW WITH LIZ GARO ON THE ECHO AND THEIR MONDAY NIGHT RESIDENCIES
Ally Hasche sits down with Liz Garo of The Echo to discuss their Monday night residency series.
A visual collaboration between photographer Eron Rauch and artist Mauri Moskowitz documenting LA's own bacon-wrapped hot dogs
Julie Niemi traces the trajectory of emotion-embedded meals from her father's Depression-era inspired cuisines growing up to Niemi's new-found comfort foods in LA.
THE LA CRAFT BREW SCENE AND ITS GROWING FEMALE PRESENCE
The craft brew culture in Los Angeles is gaining increasing attention and interest. New breweries are opening, bars are expanding their local tap menus, and women are making an increasing presence working in this culture. Interviews with Cyrena Nouzille of Ladyface Companie and Hallie Beaune of The Beer Chicks.