M.I.A., as shot by Shawn Mortensen
The other night as M.I.A. was winding down her Coachella performance of "Paper Planes," she dedicated the song to longtime L.A. photographer Shawn Mortensen, who died last week at the age of 42. We've received a few notes of remembrance from friends and colleagues ... More >>
During its six year existence, Arthur magazine published some amazing music writing, helped nurture a scene, and crafted a periodical with a singular, and much needed, vision. Unfortunately, we just received this email from editor, publisher and owner Jay Babcock:
A NOTE ABOUT ARTHUR MAGAZINE'S ... More >>
Well, we lost another one to New York. Damn it! And such a pleasant guy!
LA Times' August Brown published an incredibly revealing glimpse into the mind of Arthur Magazine publisher/editor Jay Babcock, who called Los Angeles a "psychic death hole" after relocating to Brooklyn last month. "New York ... More >>
Earlier today I posted a response to Arthur Magazine founder Jay Babcock's interview with August Brown on the LA Times Soundboard blog. In the interest of fairness, I am reprinting, with Babcock's permission, an email he sent to me in response. (He addresses my post point by point, with excerpts fr ... More >>
As we reported on Friday, the beloved Arthur Magazine issued a panicked email late last week announcing its need to raise $20,000 by July 1 to pay its creditors and keep the enterprise afloat. Well, according to their site, the tally as of Monday morning is at $20,929.00. We're trying to get a hold ... More >>
For years now, I only remember the L.A. River clean-up the day after it happens. Wake up on a Sunday morning, and think, "It was yesterday? I missed it again!" It's not as if I couldn't go down to the river with a couple big trash bags almost any day and just cart away some of it on my own. No, no, ... More >>
...and then the cops came.
Jay Babcock of Arthur Magazine, the recently re-launched counter-cultural journal, sent out a hush-hush e-mail Saturday, Nov. 17 inviting people to an "L.A. River Beautification Meeting" featuring a performance from the much-loved band No Age.
Arthur's Babcock is known ... More >>
ARTHUR MAG IS DEAD. This on Pitchfork:
Hippies, stoners, and folk freaks the world over wept today as it was announced that Arthur magazine will close its doors after five glorious years of delivering discourse and pretty pictures on art, music, and more to our marijuana-stained hands. As con ... More >>