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Coachella Tales: Wind, Rain, Drugs, and Tupac

Coachella Tales: The Coachella 2012 Play By Play

Friday
The weather was a popular topic for this year’s Coachella, almost taking precedent over the banter about the line-up. We were greeted on Friday by dark ominous clouds, and by mid-afternoon, beach balls were left floating sadly in the rippling waters of deserted pools. We were at the Ace Hotel for Steve Harrington x Generic Surplus pop-up shop, safe in the confines of a neon prismatic room looking out at the rain, itching to get to the festival yet worried about the cold, harsh conditions. “Fuck it,” I finally said. I texted a friend who was already there and asked her how she was dealing with the weather. “Getting stoned and dancing.” Perfect.

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Coachella Tales: A Coachella Diary

Coachella Tales A Coachella Diary

April 2004
My first Coachella! I’m so excited. My friend, S, scored a pair of tickets and VIP passes, so we splurge for a one-night stay at the La Quinta Resort. Coachella is hotter than I could have imagined. We get to Empire Polo Field way too early and don’t quite know what to do with ourselves until we discover the VIP area, which is practically heaven after sweating it out on the field: water misters! Flushable toilets! Spicy Pie pizza! We use the area to recharge between bands.

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Food X Frame: Swingers / Pancakes In The Age Of Enlightenment

Food X Frame: Swingers / Pancakes In The Age Of Enlightenment

You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.

Warning: If you ever google “Swingers”, please tack on the word “movie”, especially if you’re doing a google image search. Learn from my mistakes.

Swingersthe beloved tale of love, loss, and Pink Dot– is Jon Favreau’s convoluted lettre d’amore to Los Angeles. The city plays a central role in the film, one from which the entire plot revolves, not only for what it holds– the bars, the booze, the beautiful babies– but for what it promises. Mike (Jon Favreau) is trying to get over his nasty breakup and start a relationship with someone new: LA.

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Food Forward Kicks Off Can It!

Food Forward Kicks Off Can It!

We may have the most prolific grapefruit tree in Beverly Hills, possibly in all of Los Angeles County. There’s so much fruit, we can’t give it all away.

Enter Food Forward. This is the brilliant nonprofit that gleans fruit from backyard trees and delivers the bounty to local food banks as well as community special events. So now, we not only can give away the yellow orbs, we can give them away for good.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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