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Kristin Fiore

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Stop To Eat the Daisies

Eels main man E has a well-documented family saga -- a lonely childhood, the death of both parents and his sister‘s suicide -- that makes black-comedy blockbuster American Beauty look like an after-school special. His latest efforts to musically address such weighty subject matter, Electro-Shock Blues (1998) and the just-released......
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God Bless the Xerox Machine

How do you publish a history of the punk scene without employing its most reviled concepts, nostalgia and commodification? Well, ya can‘t, but Fucked Up + Photocopied comes close: Without simplifying or idealizing punk’s turbulent history, this collection of fliers, photos, rants and reminiscences celebrates the last youth movement that......
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The Outsiders

Contemporary art can be an alienating experience. This is nothing new; but doing something about it -- specifically putting money and careers on the line to cou...

When the Cat Stays

Every time the weather starts to gettin’ hotter Don’t worry about it, toss your clothes and hit the water We’ll be California Dreamin’ bay watchin’ every day Just off the Malibu surfin’ USA. —Beach Boys (“Summer of Love,” 1992) About one-third of the 4-plus-million kids in our city are four-footed......

Hell on Wheels

Art by David ZarickI haven’t slept in 30 hours, and I’m puking into the manicured bushes of La Cienega’s Fountainview apartments. I smell like a New York piano mover after a long August day, and I’m about as pretty. Even the Sunset bus lines have ditched me — which explains......