#OccupyICELA, Los Angeles, Politics, Tulsa

Progressives Need to Run for Office–Any Office!

We spend so much time trying to plead for mercy and understanding from those in political power, when in fact we could be them, in some cases merely by writing our names on pieces of paper.

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ICE, Immigration, Los Angeles, Politics

Is Trump woke?

Is Trump woke? I just heard him recite a powerful poem, written by a pretty hip African American. In it, a woman finds a snake half-dead from cold and hunger and she takes it home with her and revives it, only to be murdered. Trump asked that we keep “immigration” in our minds when hearing […]

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles is voted the “most hipster city” in the world!

I used similar methodology to the “Oklahoma City is the biggest loser city in the world” theorem. It’s based on the fact that Oklahoma City is such a loser, if there was a contest for biggest loser city, it would come in second.

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Art, Comics, Elana Pritchard, Los Angeles, Politics, Women's Rights

Elana Pritchard: best embedded journalist of our time?

We need more of this kind of journalism! Artists, keep drawing it like you see it.

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A Rrose in a Prose, Celebrities, HM157, Lit Events, Los Angeles

Domenic Priore at a very special A Rrose in a Prose this Sunday!

This Sunday, December 20, at 2 p.m., a very special anti-Christmas (or is it pro-Christmas?) A Rrose in a Prose will be taking place at HM157, L.A.’s most beautiful Victorian mansion turned amazing, anything-can-happen venue. And our guest of honor is a man sure to make us SMiLE: Domenic Priore! Domenic is a gorgeous writer […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Gay and Lesbian stuff, Lit Events, Los Angeles, Poems, Poetry

also at A Rrose in a Prose today: Corey Saucier!

We are so excited to bring a brand new face to today’s A Rrose in a Prose (among many new faces): Corey Saucier! Corey Saucier is a Lyrical Philosopher and a Black Queer Christian Poet, Author, and Playwright.  He is a Los Angeles Native and was a Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow in Non-Fiction […]

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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, Fiction, Lit Events, Los Angeles, Performers, Poetry, Shows, Zines

August 16: A Rrose in a Prose, ZZyZx WriterZ, L.A. Zine Fest, Poetry Palooza @ Echo Park Rising: Just Good Enough

Think workshops, open mics, and other forms of collaborative art, all slated to happen right after our amazing features conclude, including a rare open mic. Be there at 2 p.m. to sign up!

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Lit Events, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Performers, Poetry

Los Angeles Word Salon this weekend in Echo Park, featuring D. M. Collins

My new buddy Seven Dhar and I are gonna be closing this event, but there are so many great things happening within it, and YOU could be a participant! So get to this address by 6 p.m., Sir or Mim: 1836 W Sunset Blvd. LA 90026

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

New A RRose in a Prose tomorrow at Stories Books

It’s been too long, fellow literati. Tomorrow is the first A Rrose in a Prose we’ve seen in a dog’s age, and it’s happening at Stories Books in Echo Park at 2 p.m. The theme is “Not Starting Over,” because baby, we’re already pretty good as-is. Except when we’re not. We have some of the […]

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Art, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, The Pickle Factory

Opening TOMORROW NIGHT! Dancing About Architecture – L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural

There will be musical entertainment from musical artists such as Sex Stains, the Koreatown Oddity and Bloody Death Skull, L.A. Record DJs such as Daniel Clodfelter, as well as a one-time screening of Dorian Wood’s infamous self-directed video, “La Cara Infinita,” originally presented in 2013 by L.A. RECORD and almost certainly even more disturbing when projected on a large wall in a dark warehouse.

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Art, David Bowie, Glam Rock, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Punk, The Stooges

“DRAG QUEENS, RENT BOYS, PICK POCKETS, JUNKIES, ROCK STARS & PUNKS”

Every time I go brush my teeth, every time I go pick up my dog’s poo from the living room, it’s like I’ll be in New York in the early 70s with these gender-bending beauties.

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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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