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  We are still obsessed with French singer/actress Soko and you should be too! She is currently an opening act for Foster the People, on tour this fall. (Find out when she is coming to your city here.) Soko released her debut album I Thought I Was An Alien in the US in June 2013. The album has fourteen tracks of lush beats, synthetic drums, and keyboards. They have an undertone of melancholia but are swept away with Soko’s soothing voice. Read More
    On Saturday, Sept. 20, The Theater at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles held an art gala with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Radiating a poetic elegance from every angle, the venue reiterated the contextual nature of the beast, the SEXY BEAST, that is; an antiquity built with a solid foundation—restored in the name of modern progression. Oh, the metaphors! SEXY BEAST was organized by Davida Nemeroff and Mieke Marple of the esteemed Night Gallery. Read More
I have been brainstorming for years the best way to react to catcallers, and I think Caroline Tompkins has found it. Her creative and powerful photo project titled “Hey Baby” turns the lens on her verbal assaulters. The 22-year-old art student claimed walking around her own neighborhood was unbearable and she would constantly be harassed. In taking photos of the jerks that think they are in the right, she is able to turn around and confront the situation, and say, "if you take comfort away from me, I can take comfort away from you. Read More
If you aren’t already familiar with Female Force or Bluewater Productions, the new issue featuring Liza Minnelli is the best place to start! The 24-page vibrant and action-packed comic book biography features the legend of Broadway, film, and television. Liza’s superstardom becomes immortalized in a super cool collaboration by a cover artist Keaton Alexander Kohl, (who created 4 awesome collectable covers), writer Michael L. Frizell, who has creative and creative non-fiction talents, illustrator Rafael Cordeiro, who brought visual life to her story, and publisher Darren G. Read More
  This year has been a landmark one for the band Blondie. Not only have they celebrated their 40th anniversary, released a greatest hits album, Ghosts of Download, and went on a world tour, but now cofounder and guitarist, Chris Stein, has a new photo book out, Me, Blondie And The Advent Of Punk, published by Rizzoli and containing fab photos of the band’s adventures in it’s early days (some never published before!). Read More
Tim Burton, the king of spooky cool and curator of '90s kids’ favorite movies from childhood, is coming out with a new lady-centered movie, Big Eyes.  The film is a true story about Margaret Keane, an artist from the 1950s played by Amy Adams, who specialized in painting images of children with freakishly huge eyes. But her husband Walter, played by the charming Christoph Waltz, is not such a charming character. In fact, he’s kind of a jerk.  When Margaret’s paintings gain recognition, Walter takes credit for them and achieves fame and fortune. Read More
Given that The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Luke Wilson, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the film must be a gut-busting comedy. But the first 10 minutes will prove you wrong — Wiig’s character Maggie is about to attempt suicide when she’s interrupted by a phone call from a Los Angeles hospital telling her that her twin brother Milo (Hader) has just survived his own suicide attempt. Read More
    The following ladies are not your average taggers. Because of their political messages, advocacy and partnership with other lady artists, and their mind blowing creativity, these ladies are way cooler than Banksy. That's right, they are cooler than Banksy and all the other overrated famous dudes! Find your favorites, get inspired, and see if you can find some of their art in your neighborhood. Bastardilla, a Colombian street artist, who chooses to remain anonymous in a world of self-promotion. Read More
Scottish artist Katie Paterson is growing books starting with 1,000 saplings, as a part of a 100-year book-art project called “Future Library.” A piece of land in Oslo, Norway is being cleared out for the future-book trees, along with a space for the future manuscripts. Here is the catch though, every year, for the next 100 years, a new author will be chosen to contribute to this library, but these works cannot be read until 2114! So…basically, it may be hard for any of us to be alive when the works from this project become available. Read More
Pop princess Miley Cyrus, the queen of shock value and twerking, is turning heads in the art world too. The starlet, adorned in a cigarette, Slinkie and air-freshener covered necklace, debuted her art collection “Dirty Hippie” this past Wednesday at Jeremy Scott’s show during New York Fashion Week.  After a tough year that included losing her beloved dog Floyd, Miley threw herself into a different kind of creative project. As any of her followers know, she's been making her own jewelry and compulsively posting picures of her and her friends wearing her creations to her Instagram. Read More