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Molarchae!

Molarchae!

You know, ever since shirts and bumper stickers that said things like “Talk Nerdy To Me” and “Reading Is Sexy” came out it has been impossible to take any art/design/science mashing seriously. You think of Hot Topic sales. You think of bumper stickers on the back of beat-up Corollas. You think of that girl in your AP Biology class who wore a shirt with molecular structures on them. That’s what you think of. Los Angeles’ based Molarchae makes artsy sciency creations that aren’t cringeworthy nor are they annoying because they incorporate great craft.

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There Is Only Teenage Love

There Is Only Teenage Love

There Is No Teenage Love was such a huge LA breakout for us. They were unexpected in their style and totally unexpected in following through on being so super fucking great. We loved them so much that they even made our both our 2012 best music list as well as The Fox Is Black’s. They’re so great! Anyway, we got word from them that they have a little *bonus* follow up to their debut. It’s a dreamy ten minute track titled “There Is Only Teenage Love.”

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What You’re Doing This Weekend: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

My love of print began in elementary school with the Weekly Reader. Here was a magazine that tailored to my adolescent interests (pandas, weaving, outer space) and you could also buy books from it. Last night I checked out the opening of NYC bookstore Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at MOCA and could barely contain myself. I mean, a museum that I love and you can buy books from it?

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Gräf & Lantz

Graf & Lantz

With a name like Gräf & Lantz, you would not suspect that this home and lifestyle design brand would be based in Los Angeles. It sounds like a company that has been established in Berlin for a century. You imagine they are very stiff and serious about their work and that it is certainly nothing that would or should be in LA. That obviously isn’t the case. Gräf & Lamtz are actually a very luxurious brand who make fancy bags and bowls and more–and they like to incorporate fancy felt into their work, too.

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Cara Harman Sees In Black And White

Cara Harman Sees In Black And White

Cara Harman is a Los Angeles based photographer who sees in black and white. She see details and she sees activity but they’re all within shades of black and shades of white. This simplicity is more than a color scheme but a way of seeing. If life can be distiller into basic colors, what is the reason for taking a photo? Cara answers this in showing exactly what you need to see.

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New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

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Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

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Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

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Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

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June Wayne Prints Paintings Tapestries Pasadena California Museum Of Art

PMCA’s next show is a celebration of the work of painter, printmaker, and feminist activist June Wayne’s work. It opens May 4 and will be on view through August 31. Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena will run concurrently.

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