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Kate Wolf

Fruit, Foregrounded

"That's a really sick piece," says artist and writer Matias Viegener, pointing to a 16th-century painting at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Viegener and his two partners in an art collective known as Fallen Fruit were leading a tour and had stopped in front of the painting Lot......
Courtesy Christopher Russell

Zineland

When Darin Klein made his first zine in high school in the late ’80s — a literary journal full of friends’ poems, writings and photographs — he thought he might have been the first person to ever do so. “I’m from a very small town in Central California,” says Klein,......

The Art Apartments

If you see a security guard upon approaching, do not attempt to enter. Also keep in mind that you will have to climb two five-foot-high walls and that sensible shoes are recommended due to debris and other obstacles in the rooms. Another consideration is exposure to asbestos.The Regency does not......

L.A. à la Pompidou

“Wherever I go, L.A. is always there ahead of me,” poet Wanda Coleman said last Tuesday as she popped into the Centre Pompidou in Paris on her way to a writing residency in Lille, France. Coleman had happened upon the largest assembly of Los Angeles artists ever convened in one......
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In Brief

You Remind Me of Me, by Dan Chaon (Ballantine). National Book Award finalist Chaon (nominated for his 2001 short-story collection, Among the Missing) tests his chops as a novelist in this poignant, grim tale of four young outsiders, from the ’60s to the present, who reach bleak turning points in......
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Love (Fucked Up) Actually

Blind Love, Mary Woronov’s first short-story collection, moves at the varied pace of a bandit slide show. The ex–Warhol superstar and author of two previous novels begins with some far-out adventures: from a drifter’s initiation into the white-trash world of South Florida carny life, to a woman’s travels into the......
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In Brief

You Remind Me of Me, by Dan Chaon (Ballantine). National Book Award finalist Chaon (nominated for his 2001 short-story collection, Among the Missing) tests his chops as a novelist in this poignant, grim tale of four young outsiders, from the ’60s to the present, who reach bleak turning points in......

Mass Transit in L.A.

Average daily ridership for bus and Metro lines: 1, 394, 490 Average daily ridership, bus lines only: 1,157,643* *(includes transfers and roundtrip fares) Average daily ridership, Metro lines only: 236,847 Red Line: 112, 021 Blue Line: 74,406 Green Line: 35,847 Gold Line: 14,573 MTA bus/rail passes sold: Monthly ($42): 55,000......