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Hardcore Domesticity: Into Obscene Interiors

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Years ago, I was in Counterpoints looking for a good book to gift to a friend. I somehow ended up rifling through a collection of sex books and found a very funny little something called Obscene Interiors. The book is by local artist Justin Jorgensen and was based on an art project from 2004. What is it? A very funny, early Internet examination of sexual performance and the surrounding, unflattering, repulsive surrounding interior design being practiced in the background.

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Over Easy, Mimi Pond’s California Time Capsule

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Mimi Pond has lived an interesting life, much of which she has captured in her endearing, captivating comics. She’s a local cartoonist and illustrator who has been in California for decades—but not just in Los Angeles. A few months ago, her book Over Easy was released and it’s a graphic memoir that serves as both a time capsule and love letter to a California of yore. The book dives into her experiences as a young art student in Oakland and the goings on of a certain cafe she was drawn to, one full of characters and obvious inspiration. This is certainly is a Summer read everyone can get behind.

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The Cartographer_Samira Yamin Cody Trepte

Charles James Gallery has a grou art show opening on July 26 called The Cartographer. This will include works from Cody Trepte, Clarissa Tossin, Samira Yamin, and more. It’s on view through August 30!

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TeamFollowBack C.W. Moss Actual Size

Check this out: there’s going to be a performance / art show called #TeamFollowBack by C.W. Moss on July 26 at Actual Size in Chinatown. What’s that? Moss will literally have you follow him and he will follow you for two hours. You can sign up to be a follower/followed, too!

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Katin 2014

Surf brand Katin have released their latest collection which is brilliant, of course. If you haven’t gotten into Summer yet, this should help.

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Avalon Hollywood Radio Slave Born Electric

Avalon is welcoming a night called Born Electric on August 16, where you can catch Radio Slave and Plastic Love will be performing.

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