I feel like literally any second now local family girl group Haim are going to explode into some international rock phenomena. How quickly people go from cool locals to superstars! The band just snuck word out earlier today that their first music video ever was released, by way of The Guardian. You guys will have to check it out if you want to be in the know on cool, local music things.
Working on LAIY, we’ve gotten to meet and work with a lot of photographers. They all always have a lot of kits and bags and boxes to carry around and they’re all super clunky and–undoubtedly–quite heavy. Are there any “cool” bags for photographers? Well, there may be one now: local photographer Evan Lane has launched a Kickstarter project to make very fashionable, functional bags for the photographer on the go.
Funding for the arts in school is something that constantly haunts the artistic landscape. There’s this fear that the practice, history, and philosophies associated with art have been marginalized to something expendable, something that isn’t that important. The fight for art is often forgotten as well, we all hearing about it but never actually doing anything about it. Well, someone is doing something: Ming Lai of Humanist Films has made the documentary Art Recession to confront why art must be kept in schools, through the lens of Southern California.
It’s no secret that we are insane about fried chicken. We heard several months ago–maybe even almost a year ago–that Rowena’s Broome Street General was holding a Friday special that involved… fried chicken? Yes, fried chicken. If you haven’t heard about this, let us explain.
When I lived in the Beverly Hills flats, the predominantly residential stretch between Robertson and Beverly Drive had a dearth of cute eateries, or rather, any eateries. Oh how I would have loved if The Larder at Maple Drive had been open then! Brought to you by Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne of Tavern, AOC and Lucques (you already know how we feel about Lucques,) this hidden gem provides ample outdoor seating, free wi-fi, and delicious eats.