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Comicon 2010 is here.  My bag is packed. Two cameras , one dress, and four pairs of bubblewrap glasses in case I get any messages from the eighth dimension. I started photographing conventions in 2004, when my public access show Dungeon Majesty, was asked to be special guests at KublaCon a gaming convention in San Francisco. As I walked around dressed as my character Mystika, (a chaotic neutral necromancer),  I found instant camraderie with fellow gamers and cosplay enthusiasts. Read More
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the macabre and UK artist, Jessica Harrison's sculptures and drawings have tugged that heartstring perfectly. There's just something about porcelain statuette of a late Victorian woman delicately holding her own intestines, a skull lined with teeth, or a high backed chair that looks like it's made out of flesh that makes that little dark part of me smile. I hope that it makes you smile in that way too. Read More
The House of Yes in New York City  will be hosting a benefit à la mermaids for the Gulf Coast clean-up sponsored by The Oceanic Preservation Society (creators of “The Cove”) next Saturday July 24. Read More

The Kids are All Right Review

BY Laurie in Arts

  Not to be confused with the Who’s rockumentary of the same name, The Kids Are All Right is a new heartfelt comedic drama by Lisa Cholodenko, writer/director of indie hits High Art and Laurel Canyon.  The film centers on Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening), a lovingly dysfunctional couple who have been together for 20-something years. They are the adoring, solicitous moms of Joni (Alice in Wonderland’s stunning Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), both of whom are dealing with the awkwardness of being 18 and 15, respectively. Read More
  Joan Rivers is a polarizing figure in popular culture. Some see her as a boundary-busting comedy pioneer whose tenure as guest host on The Tonight Show opened doors for every woman in the industry who came after her. Others simply regard her as a crass and elitist plastic-surgery casualty whose red-carpet diatribes and mean-spirited barbs have worn out their welcome. But whatever side of the fence you’re on, watching the startlingly intimate documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work will leave you with a richer, more multidimensional perspective on this entertainment legend. Read More