Category Archives: Art

Gustavo Dudamel: The Maestro Cometh

Friends, enemies, & the aloof: I present to you my first magazine cover story! In the Cause & Effect issue (number 165) of FLAUNT magazine, I interview LA Philharmonic director & conductor Gustavo Dudamel. It’s available now physically and also … Continue reading

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Presents 17th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Dia De Los Muertos celebration, the largest Day of the Dead celebration outside of Mexico, returns for its 17th edition. This year’s theme is “El Arbol De La Vida/The Tree Of Life,” with a focus on sculptural traditions … Continue reading

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Nothing Is More Political Than Fantasy: A LACMA Q&A With Guillermo Del Toro

Famed fantasy/horror director/novelist Guillermo del Toro has had a lifelong obsession with monsters. His obsession can be seen in his impressive collection of art, books, posters, statues, busts, and other memorabilia lovingly stored and curated in what he calls Bleak House, a personal … Continue reading

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My Coachella coverage for LA Weekly

I spent the past weekend at Indio covering the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a team of writers, photographers from LA Weekly & OC Weekly. It made for great times and even greater stories. Below are the three … Continue reading

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Lila Downs, Death, and Celebrity Gravestones at Hollywood Forever’s Dia de los Muertos

Check out my first piece for Noisey (Vice’s music section): Lila Downs, Death, and Celebrity Gravestones at Hollywood Forever’s Dia de los Muertos.

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Hecho En Mexico Director’s Cut Screening

Hecho En Mexico, the musical documentary/love letter about our neighbor to the south, received its second premiere last week with a star-studded concert and screening at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood. The Topanga Film Institute helped director Duncan Bridgeman celebrate … Continue reading

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Graffiti Fine Art Expo [photos]

More at my flickr.

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