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Live Webcam Tracks Broad Museum Construction

Live webcam tracks Broad museum construction

The Broad Foundation has set up a live online camera feed so that people can track the progress of the museum. The feed also provides high-definition images of the construction site updated every 15 minutes. Construction on the museum building itself is scheduled to start in 2012.

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Entire Eames House Living Room Being Moved Into LACMA

Entire Eames House Living Room Being Moved Into LACMA

Here’s LACMA’s California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” exhibition getting installed in the Resnick Pavilion–the show includes this mini version of the Pacific Palisades Eames House (aka Case Study House #8), which will house the real Eames living room.

If You Live Downtown, Beware of Emmy Traffic This Weekend

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One thing that sucks about Los Angeles are the constant award ceremonies and premieres and other traffic obstructions that boil up pretty badly once a quarter. For the late summer/early autumn quarter, the Emmy Awards are the number one annoyance. The short of it is that the above map details the blockades that will be up Downtown for the awards.

For more information as the event approaches, be sure to watch SigAlert and the LA City traffic site.

Inside Look At A Cirque du Soleil’s “Iris” Photo Shoot

Iris by Cirque du Soleil Photo Shoot

Cirque du Soleil’s first Los Angeles foray Iris arrived in the city earlier this summer with a lot of buzz. The movie themed acrobatic show based out of the Kodak Theatre has been up for over two months now and the LA Times has done a great video documenting a behind the scenes look at a promotional photo shoot for the show. The video of the shoot captures the show’s actors in and out of costume and gives you a peek into photographer Jay L. Clendenin’s process.

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Ride Out The Apocalypse In…A Porn Bunker?

Pink Visual Porn Bunker

2012 may yield a lot of new things for us but it is mostly certain that the world will not be ending nor will there be any catastrophic madness occurring. However, San Fernando Valley porn company Pink Visual beg to differ and are constructing a full service studio and entertainment center for you to ride out disaster in the most stimulating way possible. Is this the silliest idea ever or the silliest idea ever?

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FREE CHICK-FIL-A!!!

Free Chick-Fil-A!

In the grand tradition of all Chick-Fil-A restaurant openings, the first 100 customers of the new Highland and Sunset location will get free food there for a year. We were excited about the opening of the restaurant but, now, we may have to camp out to get free food…

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2015 Los Angeles I'm Yours

It is 2015 and, as I do every year, I attempt to map out our future for the upcoming months. With the recent past being fairly quiet (i.e., scant posting), this leaves Los Angeles, I’m Yours in a very peculiar position: what is our future? Where are we going? How does the current run affect the future?

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PERFORMANCE Rashaun Mitchell, Stephin Merritt, Ali Naschke-Messing REDCAT 6

During PERFORMANCE, a recent production at REDCAT by Rashaun Mitchell, Stephin Merritt, and Ali Naschke-Messing, the staging of chance,(or making chance look like happenstance) the mundane-ness of tasks as movement and the mechanizations of the theater as theater was a welcome but puzzling, nothing to hide behind subterfuge to overabundance, overproduction and over-stimulation in the contemporary 1st world.  The effective and gradual lighting by Davison Scandrett heightened the audience’s awareness to where and to when to pay attention whether or not we knew the subliminal light changes were happening.  Even though the stage was stripped bare of backdrops and the few props of suspended, gold leaf papers, bars, and tentacle tall, glittering, lightweight ropes created a sparseness that you could see around, the minimalized simplicity of the hollowed out theater was quickly filled with the present tense of all participants’(including the audience’s) subtle to drastic movements, musical stylings and even breathing.

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In the world of cool, young chocolatiers in the United States, only a handful of names will come to mind because those are the only chocolates you see in stores. You have your Brooklyn old schoolers Mast Brothers, cool, mini-makers Woodblock Chocolate, glorified toffee treaters Alma, and the real San Francisco treat TCHO. One of the most important (and somewhat under the radar) makers is the homegrown Compartes, an undoubtedly luxe and incredibly hip brand that eschews artisanal annoyances for no-hype-all-flavor sweets.

The brand has big news, too: they very recently expanded from their Brentwood storefront, adding a Melrose Place cubby hole hidden from street view (and technically within coffee shop Alfred). It’s an interesting triangular space that is most befitting of a chocolate store. The goods are a limited selection that include a wall of Love Nuts, a display of chocolate bars, and a glass case of truffles. Yet, that is irrelevant: the shop is an exercise in brevity and beauty, a quick stop into considered foodie charm.

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The Great Nordic Sword Fights Groundislava Rare Times Girl Behind The Glass

With all the technology available to us today, the limits of the music video—or any video—as an entertainment devices are extremely limiting. Undoubtedly an excellent medium, these little visual interpretations of songs can sometimes feel without an immediacy or a demand from the audience, leaving them as a one-time, calorie free form of entertainment that you pop into and pop out of. You often watch a music video once or twice, eventually leaving it behind for the easier to consumer song: that’s the nature of the format.

This in mind, artists like The Great Nordic Sword Fights are looking beyond the bitesized and into more productive productions. The opportunity to direct the music video for Groundislava‘s song “The Girl Behind The Glass”: instead of making a little movie, TGNSF made a video game.

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Ricky Jonsson Jr Kristel Brinshot The Great Nordic Sword Fights Los Angeles Video Art 1

With a name like The Great Nordic Sword Fights, you would assume that Highland Park based Kristel Brinshot and Ricky Jonson Jr. are either leading manufacturers in authentic viking arms and armour or experts in Late Medieval longsword technique. Unfortunately, the two are neither: their working alias is an appearingly lo-fi, foreign pseudonym for technological, highbrow art available online and off.

Kristel and Ricky are video artists. The two are collaborators who create everything from music videos to installations to video games, works dug into an aesthetic and rooted in an emerging Los Angeles artistic community. Their work is difficult to define—and there are few like them.

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