ALBUM PREMIERE: HOUSE OF THE RISING FUZZ

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Boston’s DIY garage, psych, and rock acts joined forces for this summer’s best compilation album.

LA PLAYS ITSELF: ON THE COMEDIC ETHNOGRAPHY OF “TANGERINE”

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And what emerges is a document of the Hollywood that Hollywood declines to show us. Tangerine becomes a critique of surfaces themselves: The LA we know from movies and TV, revealed to be as false as the idea that anatomy dictates gender.

WORD OF ART: APRIL DAMMANN’S BOOK ABOUT CORITA KENT IS A MASTERPIECE

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It’s true that Warhol was beginning to exploit commercialism and to show irony in our everyday life, but Corita really influenced many more people than she was influenced by …

SPECIAL EXCERPT: ‘CORITA KENT. ART AND SOUL. THE BIOGRAPHY.’

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Image via Angel City Press   OUT OF THE DARKNESS The following is an excerpt from Corita Kent. Art and Soul. The Biography. by April Dammann. Published by Angel City Press, 2015.   In the summer of 1968, Sister Corita takes what might be a lifesaving sabbatical in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, staying with her friend and […]

CRANK THAT CUPHEAD

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It’s disappointing to yet again hear nothing about Half-Life 3, but there’s enough action to ensure that the average gamer will have No-Life for at least another year.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER: JESSICA PRATT FACES LONELINESS THRU FOLK GUITAR

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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt heals her wounds with strange, dark, hypnotic folk songs.