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Moby Talks LA Architecture

Moby Talks LA Architecture

Whoever thought that one of the world’s most popular electronic musicians would be one of the biggest champions of Los Angeles architecture? We certainly didn’t think so but, boy, is Moby and his LA architecture loving efforts so great for the city. It only makes sense with the new Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture In L.A. that Mr. M would be enlisted to speak about and endorse the fabulous, weird, non-cohesive, and wonderful buildings that surround us in this city. Moby is the subject of a new little video from PST that is part commercial for the show(s), part meditation on our local wonderful and mundane architecture.

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Local Natives’ Hummingbird

Local Natives' Hummingbird

When it comes to modern rock (particularly “Indie Rock”), it all sounds the same to me. Whether it’s Fleet Foxes’ bearded folk warbles or Bon Iver’s teary layered vocal tricks or anything by Sufjan Stevens, I find them all to sound the same: I don’t get the hook and I can barely discern one from the other. I just call this new genre Whiney White Guy Rock because that’s all I think as I listen to it. It is not bad music, no, but it’s just not a cup of tea I enjoy drinking. I know nothing about the band Local Natives save for that they are Silver Lake based and are a recent ~*~bUzZeD~*~ about rock band that someone told me, “Hey, check them out!” The rock act released a new album recently titled Hummingbird, an eleven track sophomore album that shows a new LA evolution of the Whiney White Guy Rock (WWGR) canon.

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How Are The 2013 Mayoral Candidates Looking?

How Are The 2013 Mayoral Candidates Looking?

Hey, guys! We’re going to be electing a new mayor on May 21, 2013 and, on March 5, we’ll be picking the primary elections. Los Angeles will say goodbye to Antonio Villaraigosa and hello to someone new–and that is a big deal. Last night, five of the top candidates sat down with KPCC’s Larry Mantle for a debate. How did they do? You can watch for yourself after the jump along with a little recap.

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A Quick Word With Justin Krietemeyer And The Crew Of National Forest

A Quick Word With Justin Krietemeyer And The Crew Of National Forest 1

This week has been a little too annoyingly crisp for us. It’s not unbearable but, you know, it’s not the sunny mid-to-high seventies weather we were enjoying in LA last week and most weeks so, yes, we are bummed about that. Whatever: it’s Winter! At some points it should feel *a little bit* cold. Reflecting on Southern California Winters and Saturday’s upcoming event, we turned to Auroraborealis artist Justin Kritemeyer and the National Forest team to hear their thoughts on LA Winters, “rainbow energy,” LA icons, tacos, and–of course–Saturday. Here’s what they had to say…

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Shaina Kasanoff’s Wither And Return

Shaina Kasanoff's Wither And Return 1

We got a tip a few weeks ago from a reader sharing the work of Angeleno photographer Shaina Kasanoff with the note that her Wither And Return series uses lighting in the style of Carvaggio. We thought, sure, that could be possible and perused her photos to find we didn’t quite see it. Her work is darkly golden and beautiful–but that connection: is it there? After a little Google Image referencing and a brief study of the Carvaggio light, you do in fact see that Kasanoff is able to capture this painterly style in look and light from a young, playful point of view.

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The View From Here L.A. And Photography Getty Museum George Baker

May 31 will be a free symposium sponsored by the Getty Museum Photographs Council to celebrate the 175th anniversary of photography’s invention. How rad is that? The subject of the event is on LA and photography.

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La Cage Aux Folles Warren Techentin Materials And Appliances

Silver Lake’s Materials & Appliances is welcoming it’s latest installation on April 19 called La Cage aux Folles. The work is by Warren Techentin and is a warping of steel tubes. Stop by the opening if you can!

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AIGA Los Angeles Hecho En LA Yo Santosa Designer Entrepreneuer

AIGA and Hecho En LA are having an event at Maker City LA about with Yo Santosa of Ferroconcrete on starting a design studio. Happening April 30!

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Night Gallery Cogwheels Carved In Wood Jonathan Griffin

Night Gallery’s next exhibition is group show Cogwheels Carved In Wood. It’s curated by Jonathan Griffin and will be on view from April 19 through May 17.

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