- LA ObservedAug 03 01:43 AM
Kevin Roderick: In his new memoir about surfing, the New Yorker staff writer remembers the hot and dry, white, inland place that spawned him. We help him a little with the origin story of Tarzana.
- StuffJul 27 07:15 PM
Even in an artistic life of oddity, irony, apparent contradictions and self-aware consistency, it still comes as a surprise that David Bowie left London – the city of his birth and where Ziggy Stardust fell to Earth – more than 40 years ago.
- The Aspen TimesJul 23 11:35 PM
D.J. Watkins arranges prints in preparation for the Gonzo gallery opening. A 100-piece art exhibition focusing on writer Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 campaign for Pitkin County sheriff will open the resurrected and relocated Gonzo Gallery this weekend.
- The Tuscaloosa NewsAug 01 07:21 PM
The ceremony can be viewed online at ua.edu/commencement/, for 30 days. Graduates include: Bachelor degree Alabama Alabaster: Myranda J. Gaddis, April Brittany Nicole Hyde, Leacroft Anthony McKay Jr., Alexis S. Sailes. Albertville: William Garrett Barham, Caleb J. Brown. Alexander City: Secorria J. Spivey. Altoona: Abigail C. Anderson. Anniston: Philip C. Burgess, Heather Nicole Easterling ...
- VultureJul 21 12:35 PM
It’s been just under a year since I last interviewed comics writer Ales Kot, but the shaven-headed Czech seems noticeably more mature now. He’s still one of the comics industry’s most-buzzed-about young guns, but rather than raving about the revelatory power of hallucinogens, he’s more into discussing prison reform. He’s ... More »
- Arts JournalJul 18 04:39 PM
Charles Plymell (Charley to those who know him, Charlie to those who don’t) has been an outsider for decades, self-declared and otherwise, railing against everything that smacks of the inside — especially the arbiters of government arts grants, who have unfailingly overlooked him, even against his old friend Allen Ginsberg, whom he relentlessly excoriates for having become an insider.
- Fast Company MagazineJul 18 07:05 PM
The classic teen comedy turns 20 this week. Let's celebrate with total obsession. Get ready to feel old in the best kind of way: Writer and director Amy Heckerling's seminal teen rom-com Clueless turns 20 this week—and time has done nothing to diminish the film's staying power. (Or entertainment value, as Cher Horowitz might put it.) Read Full Story
- The New York ObserverJul 30 11:56 AM
From a classic Talking Heads documentary to an all flowers art exhibit, what to do in New York's art world this weekend.
- San Diego ReaderJul 23 06:09 PM
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill. Pantheon Books, 2005; $23; 227 pages. The new novel from the author of Bad Behavior and Two Girls Fat and Thin , Veronica is about flesh and spirit, vanity, mortality, and mortal affection.
- Scientific AmericanJul 20 02:35 AM
Alice B. Toklas truly stirred the pot when she included a recipe for hashish fudge in her memoir-cum-cookbook. She published The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook in 1954, following the death of her lifelong... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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