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Masood Kamandy’s M.O.O.P.

Masood Kamandy M.O.O.P. Luis De Jesus 1

Masood Kamandy is a local “photographer.” I use “photographer” in quotes because he’s more of a photo experimentalist, someone who uses photography as a base medium for abstraction. It’s easy to forget that photos can be used in such a way because it’s often a risky, elementary approach. That’s not Kamandy, though: he is an expert at his craft. His latest work—M.O.O.P.—really captures his fine art expertise at photo manipulation.

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Dot Warp With Door

Dot Warp With Door Petra Cotright Stella McCartney

Petra Cotright is one of those local artists that has been on our list of things to write about for what feels like forever but we’ve been unable to figure out exactly where the point of entry for her vast, wild work would be. Thankfully, fashion designer Stella McCartney has offered a wonderful entry into Cotright’s warped, twitchy video work: the designer enlisted the artist to not only show off her wears but show off her aesthetic. The pair seems unlikely—but it really works.

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The Most LA Sandwich, I: Compartes Peanut Butter & SQIRL Jam

COMPARTES Honey Peanut Butter Sea Salt SQIRL Strawberry Thyme Jam La Brea Bakery 2

Given our recent acquiring of fancy Compartes Peanut Butter and SQIRL Strawberry Jam, we had an idea: we need to use these two ingredients to make a sandwich. It would be a decadent, literally rich treat—but it had to be done. It would be a Los Angeles Grand Slam. Thus, we grabbed some La Brea Bakery bread and have created one of the most Angeleno sandwiches.

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LA River Boat Race 2014

August 30 is the LA River Boat Race. What is that? A get-out-and-do-something day on the river that will see kayakers and canoers and more having fun in our little wetland.

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The Echo Popshop Waters Cathedrals Zella Day

Popshop is returning to The Echo with a September 10 show that will inlclude Waters, Zella Days, and Cathedrals. Catch it September 10!

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KINK Fiberglass Chair Modernica

Modernica has been releasing a chair a week this year and it was announced that they teamed up with Brooklyn ink and paint maker Krink to create a new silver chair. It will be available for sale on September 16!

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The Gabba Gallery Old And Curious Books William Dailey

The Gabba Gallery is welcoming a fairly unique concept for a show: from September 6 through October 11, they will convert into a “bookstore.” Why? They will be from William Dailey and will show the connection between the collector as artist. Sounds great!

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New School Of Cooking Los Angeles August 2014

The New School Of Cooking has a few serious classes for those interested in food. Lots are starting soon and are “big commitments” (but, if you are down with food, you will love them): check it out!

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