Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale (Vice interview) was on display this weekend at Known Gallery. The wait in line to enter this event and take a look at the goodies was 20 to 30 minutes and everything going fast. Posters, zines, skate decks, original photos, sneakers, audio equipment, blank tapes to CD’s were all up for grabs. This exhibit will be up til July 28th so get over to Known and see what’s left from this sale.
Friday, February 3, 2012
It’s only February but the book of 2012 may already be decided. Featuring 172 pages and over 250 illustrations and photographs, “Every Man is my Enemy” is a landmark achievement of beautiful depravity. Get it at Zero Friends before it sells out!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The book Barrio Calligraphy is long out of print, and only 300 copies were made the first time around, so Wave Manual‘s S. Rodriguez scanned some pages for your viewing pleasure. The entire site is on flickr, check out a few samples above and below. Click for larger images.
The complete volume is also available as a downloadable PDF, along with more info on the original book.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Slake: Los Angeles is throwing a bash in Atwater to celebrate the release of SLAKE No. 3: “War and Peace”. The party will feature food from the Ludotruck and Let’s Be Frank, beer from Strand Brewing, and free joe all night long from Handsome Coffee. Music will be provided by Ojo. More info and tickets available here.
If you don’t know Slake, let them explain better then we could:
Slake: Los Angeles, the quarterly reader cofounded by former L.A. Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, is devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, and profile writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion. Slake marks a return to storytelling.
Slake No.3 “War and Peace” examines conflict from the perspectives of soldiers, survivors, bounty hunters, tweakers, surfers, and more. It’s available at select newsstands and online now.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
In conjunction with the recent release of Los Angeles Alleys: The Book, we are pleased to announce that selected works from this website are now on display at Groundwork Coffee, an art house/cafe at 108 W. 2nd St. (though the entrance is on Main Street) in Downtown L.A.
The exhibit is slated to run through May and a special reception will be held May 12 to coincide with the Downtown Art Walk. Starting at 6:30, come out and see the works of art, say hi and meet some of the photographers whose great work will be on display.
108 W 2nd St # 107
Los Angeles, CA 90012-1585
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, November 5, 7:30 pm, ~ 1818 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Michael Harris and Gary Phillips will discuss their recent hard-boiled novels published by PM Press, The Chieu Hoi Saloon and The Underbelly at Skylight Books. Each book features a flawed Vietnam vet in search for answers of a psychological and external nature.
In Chieu Hoi Saloon, it’s 1992 and three people’s lives are about to collide against the flaming backdrop of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. Vietnam vet Harry Hudson is a journalist fleeing his past, the war, a failed marriage, and a fear-ridden childhood. Rootless, he stutters, wrestles with depression, and is aware he’s passed the point at which victim becomes victimizer. He explores the city’s lowest dives, the only places where he feels at home. He meets Mama Thuy, a Vietnamese woman struggling to run a Navy bar in a tough Long Beach neighborhood, and Kelly Crenshaw, a prostitute whose husband is in prison. They give Harry insight that maybe he can do something to change his fate in a gripping story that is both a character study and thriller.
In The Underbelly, Magrady, a semi-homeless Vietnam vet adrift in modern day downtown Los Angeles, searches for a disabled friend who has gone missing from Skid Row — and who just might be up to his wheelchair in a dangerous scheme. Eight months sober, Magrady needs this mission to keep straight and the night sweats at bay. He must deal with take-no-prisoners community organizers, an unflinching police captain from his troubled past, dime-store desperados, combat flashbacks, an elderly sexpot, gentrification, and the perils of eating chili cheese fries at midnight.
Harris and Phillips will do their thing at Skylight Books, Friday, November 5, 7:30 pm, 1818 N Vermont Ave (between Hollywood Blvd & Franklin), Los Angeles, CA 90027. (323) 660-1175 www.skylightbooks.com/.