Archive for 2010


In her fourth solo show A Stack of Black Pants at Cherry and Martin, one cannot help but sense Amanda Ross-Ho’s oeuvre as improvisational, where the works in the gallery space are subject to revision and revision.  Pencil markings discreetly written at random on the walls at odd heights and angles invite the attentive viewer [...]

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The Microsoft Courier might be one of the best designs that will never hit the marketplace.  A literal Ipad on Acid, the Courier is a tablet designed to function like a virtual notebook complete with a handy stylus that doubles as a mouse and a nifty pen to jot down ideas.  From the demo video [...]

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If you’re a Mac user, it’s likely you have had experienced some form of technological misbehavior and then a sequence of overwhelming feelings of dread, anger, disgust, self -loathing, and utter helplessness.  It takes every fiber of your being NOT to smash the computer to the floor and end the misery right then and there. [...]

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A show featuring the photographic works of Israeli artist Michal Chelbin and California-based photographer Hugh Holland present disparate visions of childhood, athleticism, and homosocial experiences. In “Locals Only” Holland’s color photographs document skateboarding culture in the mid-seventies, specifically the days of Dogtown in Venice, California where skateboarding was an extension of surfing and not yet [...]

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My secondary education at a progressive private school in Santa Monica, California taught me above all else that while I was only a teenager barely out of the gates of my awkward adolescence, my mind needed to remain open so that it could be challenged and stimulated  beyond all conceivable intellectual capacity.  My professors, well [...]

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It’s been a monumental week for the Fab Four, to say the least.  The biggest selling band of all time finally reached a deal with Apple to sell their catalogue owned by Apple Corps on Itunes.  For $150.00 Beatle devotees can load their Ipod, Iphone, Ipad, and Macbook with the band’s entire music collection and [...]

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The date was November 22, 1963.  Forty seven years ago today John F. Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Texas.  If not for the silent 8mm footage from a bystander by the name of Zapruder, there would still be more questions than answers surrounding the murder and the shattering [...]

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Rodeo Drive basked in all its artificial glory last evening, the Thursday before Thanksgiving.  Blond models stood in chi-chi store doorways like statues holding out silver platters of cheap champagne wooing lost tourists.  Diamonds sparkled like fractured particles from outer space.  Someone posed in front of the steps at Via Rodeo as I descended, and [...]

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