History, Literature

Brutus and Cassius REDEEMED!

Dante is comparing our boys to the most violent, blasphemous things you can think of and saying, “Nope, these guys are eviler! They’re worse than cannibals who eat babies while dressed as priests saying the Lord’s Prayer backwards.”

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A Rrose in a Prose, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Poetry

Trista Hurley-Waxali today at A Rrose in a Prose!

Another great author who will knock us OUT with her skill today is none other than the famous, the fabulous, the forthcoming-bookish Trista Hurley-Waxali! Trista Hurley-Waxali is the author of the poetry chapbook Dried Up. Her work has appeared in the journals FORTH, Enclave, and Street Line Critics, well as in the Procyon Short Story […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Books, Lit Events, Literature

Appearing for the first time at Rrose, it’s Emily Hunt!

Today at 2 p.m. we have so many good writers! And we’re even bringing on features you’ve need seen with us before–including the highly young but highly acclaimed poet and writer Emily Hunt! Emily Hunt is a writer, editor, and translator living in Los Angeles. Emily’s work can be found in Artillery Magazine, YAY LA, […]

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Articles, Books, Literature, Movies, Personal Shit, Sex

50 Shades of Grey helps me understand why I never trusted the movie adaptation of Secretary

If in Orwell’s 1984, the future is “a boot stamping on a human face—for ever,” our present is one in which our bosses make us lick their boots, and then trick us into thinking a few dirty coins make this not a misery, but a privilege. We shouldn’t be using James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhall to make it look, even in a minor way, like that’s something that can be reworked into a positive.

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A Rrose in a Prose, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Poetry

A Rrose in a Prose, September 22: EARLY WORKS

Inspired by Kronos Quartet and our own teenaged selves, this month our theme is “Early Works.” It’s going to be fast-paced, and it’s going to mean everything from old diaries and high school zines to epic forms of poetry, old school rap, and maybe, just maybe, some very young people whose early works are happening […]

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Fiction, Folk, L.A. Record, Lit Events, Literature, Performers, Poetry, Songwriters

Coming up on April 28 – Rrose in a Prose: AUH!

This month’s Rrose in a Prose is coming up! Once again, it’s at the Hedgehog Coffee Shop in Echo Park, so you can wash the whole thing down with coffee and one helluva sandwich. The line-up this time has some really great authors and poets, including a return visit from the wonderful Jessica Ceballos, who […]

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Bobb Bruno, Literature, Los Angeles, Poems, Poetry, Songwriters, The Beach Boys

Stephen Kalinich at A Rrose in a Prose – December 16

I first learned about Stephen Kalinich from a bootleg Brian Wilson CD that Bobb Bruno loaned to me years ago. I never imagined that the unknown man behind this strange, disembodied, beautiful voice would someday be a friend. This is a guy who writes poetry that feels like warm sunshine coming into your kitchen window […]

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Lit Events, Literature

Rickie Wang at A Rrose in a Prose – December 16

This clip is Rickie Wang in a nutshell–she’s smart and observant and a bit quiet, but well worth tuning in for to hear what she has to say. Thanks again to Jean-Paul Garnier for putting these clips together! As a host, even though I may look like a very attractive Keebler elf over in the […]

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L.A. Record, Lit Events, Literature, Performers, Poetry, Songwriters

thank you all so much for coming to A Rrose in a Prose

This month’s A Rrose in a Prose event was so well attended, and it had such amazing readers! If you were in either category today, I feel honored. I’ll post more photos as they come in. Here’s me, Lina, Nocando, and Jean-Paul: Thanks to Lainna Fader for being first to chronicle the moment!

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Celebrities, Fiction, Film, Hip Hop, L.A. Record, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Performers, Poetry, Politics, Songwriters

a new time, a new day for A Rrose Is a Rrose…

… compelled by the spirit of Dadaism, our literature/poetry/memoir/erotica/essay/rant event is now called “A Rrose in a Prose.”

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L.A. Record, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Performers, Personal Shit, Poetry, Punk, Shows, Songwriters, The Beach Boys

the second Rrose Is a Rrose event is August 19

It’s going to be Ogden Nash’s birthday, and you know what that means: wacky witticisms will abound, like poached eggs nicely brown’d.

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