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We Are Swimming Cities, a diverse collective of artists, performers, and builders that annually come together to embark on a large scale project, is holding a silent auction this Friday, March 6th, to raise support for their latest endeavor, The Ocean of Blood Floating Island.  This year's project, which begins in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, will involve a fleet of small boats that will travel along the Ganges River stopping along the way to Varanasi to purchase items hand crafted by locals for embellishment. Read More
:::actual rock shot- I took last year this time in Utah @ Arches National Park.I strongly recommend taking a roadtrip to Moab, Utah at least once in your life.It is breath-taking, exciting and huge. Takes hours to get done. You might cry a little.This rock has severe body issues. Really-really aspiring to be something it is not. Dear Penis Dick Cock Rock,We love you. You don't have to try so hard. You look like you're going to explode. You don't have to be quite so at attention, although we appreciate you and your eagerness to please. Read More

Women Did It First

BY Intern Sheila J in Arts

When I was a teen I used to cut up old magazines to make photo collages. The walls of my room were covered with ads and personal photos of mismatched bodies and heads, one of them being Gwyneth Paltrow’s head on a baby’s body. I did this because I loved magazines and abstract art—in all its quirky and bizarre glory— and it definitely seemed like a postmodern art form innovated by male artists like Picasso. Read More
  Are you ready for a awesome event with an all female cast? Do you love circuses? Dancing and mystical storylines? Of course you do, darling!    Starting February 26th and running until March 6th, get immersed in the Wonderneath, a circus rife with jazzy Tin Pan music. This show sounds decidedly surreal and magical by exploring the inner and under-workings of the urban sprawl. Think steam punk merging with glittering, sinewy crystal encrusted dancers and otherworldly creatures. Read More
    This month the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York City brings us "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage," a small exhibit neatly tucked behind the 18th and 19th century European paintings that showcases photocollage art by Victorian women.  The works displayed are taken from personal photo albums, are untitled, and were never meant for display at all.  In fact, they were created for the very opposite. Read More

"More Coffee Hon?"

BY Claire Hamilton in Arts

  It doesn't get much more quintessentially American than a waitress in a diner. The everlasting pot of coffee, the no-nonsense approach to customer satisfaction and occasionally a shoulder to cry on - these women have been steadily serving eggs sunny side up for generations, without too much thanks (though they do show up in a lot of movies!) But one woman who's made it her business to document and celebrate these angels of the formica tables is Candacy Taylor. Read More

Women Make Movies

BY Claire Hamilton in Arts

  There’s already a buzz around this year’s Academy Awards. Not only is there a woman’s name in the boys club category of Best Director (only the fourth time a female director has featured in that list – go Kathryn!).. but there’s a nomination in the Documentary Feature category which is definitely one to watch. Which Way Home was made by Rebecca Cammisa with help from the organization Women Make Movies. The film follows unaccompanied migrant children as they journey through Mexico to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast". Read More

Paper Doll!

BY Claire Hamilton in Arts

Now I think I'm pretty handy with scissors and paper - but I've got nothing on artist Eloise Corr Danch who crafted this beautiful dress completely from newspaper and book pages! Called 'Ruffian Paper Doll', the dress was exhibited in October at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York for the gala opening of the exhibition SLASH! Paper Under the Knife. The Victorian era–inspired dress features pages of the book Ruffian: Inside Out, and Le Monde newspapers were used to papier mache the body. Read More

Blaize of glory

BY Claire Hamilton in Arts

The art of burlesque's been enjoying a revival in the US for years - but do you know where it all began? Britain's answer to Dita Von Teese - Immodesty Blaize - is about to tell us in a brand new feature film coming to these shores in March. Burlesque Undressed opens a window into the glamorous world of the showgirl, and features interviews with artistes from the 1950s and 1960s, including Dixie Evans (who was known as 'The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque'). Read More
Live in the San Pedro area and looking for something cool to do?  Well check out this cool show…30 Years of Pin-Up 1927 - 1957 Fashion Show at the Historic Warner Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 24, 2010, which is being presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Grand Vision Foundation. The event starts at 5pm and guests will be treated to an elegant silhouette fashion show with live piano music (pretty swank!)  They will also experience a projection behind models showing the art of 8 of the most famous Pin-up artist from the 20s through the 50s. Read More