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Fame, Fortune, And Fun: Davey Havok On His New Novel, Pop Kids

Fame, Fortune, And Fun Davey Havok On His New Novel, Pop Kids

It seems like Davey Havok has done just about everything. He was in a few very popular, very successful rock bands, he’s had a few entries into the fashion world, he’s done some film acting and has even been in a Broadway show: Havok has done everything. What hadn’t he done until very recently? Written a book. The local multi-talent has just released his first novel, Pop Kids, which actually is making its way into stores today. To get an idea of where the book came from and how Davey got to writing it, we had a little chat with the artist to see what exactly Pop Kids is all about and how he arrived at such a project.

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Alice Könitz’s Constructions

Alice Könitz's Constructions 1

The name and the work of Alice Könitz wasn’t familiar when we initially checked out her website. But, after poking around for a bit, we realized she was one of the many, many creatives involved with last year’s production of Crescent City, a super interdisciplinary theatre piece that Alice built a set for. We hadn’t check in on the artist to see what she was up to in a while but, after hearing about a new group show she’s in, we thought it was a fitting time to take a look at her work as we really dig it.

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Paper Alphabet

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Jeanie Chong is a Los Angeles based artist and designer. She does a lot of calligraphy and typemaking and often combines both practices for very creative explorations of letters. We stumbled into her work by seeing her Folded Alphabet series which reminded us of the similarly constructed Novel Brand book goods. One of her art/type mashings we particularly enjoyed was a series of dedications to letters through paper called Paper Alphabets. It’s a bright and creative take on lettering.

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Combining Influences: An Interview With Rebecca Farr

Combining Influences An Interview With Rebecca Farr 1

Rebecca Farr is currently dabbling in collage. The painter has turned to late nineteenth century photography and historical images as a resource of images to place in her work. “I was doing very traditional, straight figurative paintings and now I am thinking of paint with collage and painting from collage,” she says, reflecting on what she is currently working on. “Right now I’m looking at the scale of what I have been doing and bringing that back to full painting informed by collage. I’ve been really captureD by old inky photography from the mid-1800s to early 1900s–but I don’t feel settled with just presenting that image again.”

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HOUR OF POWER HOUR August 2014 The Devastator Lee Keeler

Thursday, August 28, is the next Hour Of Power Hour at The Improv. This is always funny and this incarnation will feature Kevin Pollack, Kyle Kinane, and Kate Berlant.

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100 Percent Silk The Chase Magi Touch

100% Silk has an event of note, dance lovers: it’s a party called The Chase that will feature local favorites like Magic Touch and NewBody. Happening August 29!

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KCRW Masquerade 2014

The day has come to save the date: the KCRW Masquerade is happening October 25. The yearly costume ball is always wonderful. Get ready!

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Los Angeles Plays Itself Cinefamily 2014

Hey! The renowned LA film / documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is playing Cinefamily tonight and tomorrow night. This is a big deal since the film is rarely screened. There are two showings each night, too.

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Deborah Hede The Invisible Subject

Ambach & Rice is welcoming a show from Deborah Hede called The Invisible Subject from September 6 through October 4. It’s an “informal survey of sculpture and drawing” by the artist.

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