At most opening nights for art shows, a savvy photographer weaves through the crowd toting a fancy digital camera, probably with a super expensive lens. But when visitors to the Luckman Gallery walked through its doors on a Saturday afternoon, a very different camera greeted them -- a Polaroid.
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Whether you're looking for 1960s Peggy Moffitt mod couture or 1980s stonewashed denim castaways from the Valley, Los Angeles has a vintage and second-hand shopping scene that's bursting at the old-school seams. In a city known for making old things look fresher than they really are, its no surprise ... More >>
Phlo Finister's hair is black and stick-straight. She's wearing Tims and a tight, cropped Tommy Hilfiger tank. Her boxers are puffed out of the approximately size 38 jeans that pool around her ankles. With her gold wire-rimmed sunglasses, she's Aaliyah, circa 1994.
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Courtesy of Julian Wasser and Craig Krull GalleryJulian Wasser's famous picture of Marcel Duchamp playing chess with Eve Babitz
Last Wednesday night, two gossips met at the Hammer Museum to do what they do best. But this time, they were on stage, in front of an audience of over a hundred peop ... More >>
Lina Lecaro A ghostly image of J. David J. has always had a flair for the theatrical, and the busy ex-Bauhaus/Love & Rockets songwriter/musician brought it last night to Part Time Punks, presenting a dark cabaret-styled set with Portland's Adrian H and the Wounds as his backing band. The sho ... More >>
Tonight at El Cid, David J and friends, billed as The David J Ensemble, will be performing "Bouquets, Wreaths and Laurels," a set of love songs, death songs and "one song of glory." The former member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets describes the one-off event as "jazz-tinged punk rock cabaret ... More >>
About a year ago, cult NYC film director Abel Ferrara (Driller Killer, Ms. 45, the OG Bad Lieutenant, The Addiction, etc.) wrapped his indiepunk documentary on the legendary Chelsea Hotel. The film premiered at Cannes last year and is now being gradually unrolled across the US. Ferrara is com ... More >>