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The Man With The Golden Lift

The Man With The Golden Lift Nowness JF Chen

Whoever is doing PR for JF Chen is on their shit right now. Why? Because antique dealer and eponymous local cool guy Joel Chen has been making the publicity rounds on a few notable places. First, he’s the cover man of the latest issue of Apartamento. Yes, that’s him! Secondly, he recently was the subject of a little Nowness video. The video is particularly great and gives you an active peek into his home, which I think we were all a little curious to see.

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Summer Shorts From ourCaste

ourCaste Newport Beach Shorts 1

Late Summer of last year, Newport Beach contemporary surf brand ourCaste debuted sharing their look and philosophy in a quick, engaging sweep. We’d yet to really see their wears in store but have been very, very intrigued with what they had the potential for: their look books have been very great and very, very stylish so their clothing had to match. And they do! Their Rocko Short is a great example of their (excellent) style.

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Zachary Zezima’s Introverted Cruising

Cruising Zachary Zezima

At the beginning of June, I went on my first cruise for work. It was a job where I’d be working by myself as a television show filmed and was basically all by myself as everyone around me was having fun. It was both great and terrible.

Zachary Zezima is a New York animator currently based in Los Angeles as he attends CalArts. He made a little animation this year called CRUISING which feels surprisingly similar to my experience of a cruise ship: I was alone, at sea, despite being surrounded by people. It’s a very unique experience that he captures in such a bright, light way.

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Newsbites

Battlefield Hardline Entertainment Arts

The new Battlefield game, out October 21, is called Battlefield: Hardline and will feature *Los Angeles* as the venue. How rad is this?! Can’t wait to play it.

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Friends Of Friends Weekend Ace Hotel Groundislava Young Adults Jerome LOL

Friends Of Friends are taking The Ace in Palm Springs from August 1 through August 3. It will include performances by Groundislava and Jerome LOL and Young Adults. This will be fun!

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Tiger And Woods Joakim A Club Called Rhonda 2014

Your girl Rhonda is hitting Los Globos on July 25. She’ll be bringing Tiger & Woods and Joakim, who is doing a DJ set. Good times in late July, yo.

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Across Currents Freewaves

Freewaves is looking for your experimental video works through August 4 that will be featured in public spaces around town. This is a great opportunity, y’all!

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Focus Iran Farhang Foundation Craft And Folk Art Museum

CAFAM and the Farhang Foundation are holding an open call from now through September 21 for photography and video works relating to the Iranian experience. This is all for a show that will be on view next year from January 25 through May 3.

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