Gallery 1988 has just announced their new show: The Butchers Kings. The show opens on October 6 through the month’s end, featuring the work of Alex Pardee and Skinner. Definitely looks like some fun, crazy shit.
If anything sums up our feelings on Richard Simmons and the classes he teaches at his Beverly Hills’ Slimmons Studio, it is Mimi Pond’s fantastic cartoon on the subject. This also got us thinking: could Mr. Simmons be the Los Angeles’ poster child? He is a celebrity, super active, always happy (or at least acting like it), a transplant, and constantly moving, which probably over over qualifies him for the position. Regardless, he is still the absolute best in the business.
Everyone’s favorite Californian campaign spend-a-million-of-your-own-dollars-to-try-to-win-fans loser, Meg Whitman, may not be pursuing politics anymore but technology again: Whitman is now the Chief Executive of Hewlett-Packard. This is interesting to hear since they are basically banking on the philosophy that two falling stars will create a phoenix like comet. We’ll see what happens!
Sounds frightfully fantastic, right? We just read on Amoeba’s blog about the festival and what to expect. Although we have a few horror festivals we will be attending, this one looks like something that has climbed to the top of our lists since it has birthed so many cool horror films.
No stranger to drama, Scientology–Los Angeles’ religious poster child–is under attack again: the religion is the subject of Rolling Stone writer Janet Reitman’s new book, Inside Scientology. Reitman spent five years researching and studying the organization, which culminates in this book. Scientology, though, had to release a statement to clear the air which–duh–sounds like something a defensive robot vomited out.
We posted a story about UCR’s exhibit of The Great Picture some time ago, but we stumbled upon a video of the photo being prepped for exhibition via KPCC. The video gives a behind the scenes look at how the photo came to be, how it was made, and how they got it on display at UCR. Take a few minutes and watch the video!
We had no idea this was possible but West Hollywood is banning fur. In an ordinance passed earlier today, West Hollywood’s City Council approved to ban the sale of fur (for the time being).
First, is fur in West Hollywood a huge problem? Second, is West Hollywood aware that they are located in Southern California and that fur should not exist in this climate anyway unless it is on an animal? We’re confused just as much as you are, folks.
SABER, maximal graffiti artist, took to the Downtown skies today to protest the recent banning of murals in the city. We’ve seen a lot of photos and are super bummed we didn’t get to see it for ourselves downtown.
Once in a while a new food truck comes along that gives me the butterflies (excitement) and I felt it once again in the Egg Slut. The name in itself would cause you to double take and make sure you read it right.