It’s called a strawberry moon, honey. And it’s bottom-right up there and tonight. 

It’s called a strawberry moon, honey. And it’s bottom-right up there and tonight. 


May today begin the weekend for all of us. 


The fine people over at Dangerous Minds let loose a lovely and previously-unpublished Kathleen Hanna interview from the Bikini Kill years. We thought so, too. 

Photo by Allison Michael Ore

The fine people over at Dangerous Minds let loose a lovely and previously-unpublished Kathleen Hanna interview from the Bikini Kill years. We thought so, too. 

Photo by Allison Michael Ore


Downtown Los Angeles
Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner. — E.A. Bucchianeri
If you haven’t yet made it to The Theatre, well, tomorrow at 10am sure would be a good day to try devising a plan or two (the magic word’s Comedy for #2). 
Lykke Li at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA by Oliver Walker

Downtown Los Angeles

Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner. — E.A. Bucchianeri

If you haven’t yet made it to The Theatre, well, tomorrow at 10am sure would be a good day to try devising a plan or two (the magic word’s Comedy for #2). 

Lykke Li at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA by Oliver Walker


“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.” 
—Jean-Paul Sartre

“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”

—Jean-Paul Sartre


Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead here talking about horses, abstraction, life, drinking and the nature of reality. 


New York City
We live and love in a world where about everybody works. If you’re a coder or an office person — someone who sits down to work — it’s easy to notice your body’s got a positive feedback loop habit. Since we have a lobby where programmers and creative people sit and make things night and day, we wanted to do something that would help the hardworking workers of the world keep healthy habits as they designed, made deals, wrote and all the rest of it. Since ideas are better when done with partners, since partnerships of purpose produce a greater more holistic whole, we asked The Clinton Foundation if they would be willing to lend some brains and brawn to our seedling. After meeting and planning and working together to reimagine our lobby community, our ideas grew. The conversation gained momentum.  
So. Last year we hosted a three day code-down at Ace New York — the first in a series of coding-a-thons we call, simply enough, Codeathon. The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Tumblr and Jawbone partnered to challenge developers and designers: dig in to the zeros and ones to create a health-based application prototype to help people work more healthfully. When you’re living healthy, you’re thinking healthy. Ultimately this makes everyone happier and produces amazing work, proving you don’t have to go on a sugar-and-caffeine-and-pizza bender to get things done. We said to coders and designers and programmers: you work so hard to make the world better — take care of yourselves while you do it. Let’s work together to create a culture of makers whose healthy lives and applications lead by example. Stretch, drink some tea, get in the sun and feel the warmth of life surround you.
We’ve done Codeathon a few times since then, and have been consistently blown away by what can happen when you put the right partners together, get the right group of brain waves working to make a difference. We want to spread this seed. Recently, LE Miami Awards saw and liked what we achieved by working together. And tonight they might like it a lot. It’s a testament to what can happen when like-minded groups dig in, form partnerships of purpose and set out to change the world.
UPDATE: teamwork makes the dream work. 




Photos courtesy of Clinton Foundation 

New York City

We live and love in a world where about everybody works. If you’re a coder or an office person — someone who sits down to work — it’s easy to notice your body’s got a positive feedback loop habit. Since we have a lobby where programmers and creative people sit and make things night and day, we wanted to do something that would help the hardworking workers of the world keep healthy habits as they designed, made deals, wrote and all the rest of it. Since ideas are better when done with partners, since partnerships of purpose produce a greater more holistic whole, we asked The Clinton Foundation if they would be willing to lend some brains and brawn to our seedling. After meeting and planning and working together to reimagine our lobby community, our ideas grew. The conversation gained momentum.  

So. Last year we hosted a three day code-down at Ace New York — the first in a series of coding-a-thons we call, simply enough, Codeathon. The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Tumblr and Jawbone partnered to challenge developers and designers: dig in to the zeros and ones to create a health-based application prototype to help people work more healthfully. When you’re living healthy, you’re thinking healthy. Ultimately this makes everyone happier and produces amazing work, proving you don’t have to go on a sugar-and-caffeine-and-pizza bender to get things done. We said to coders and designers and programmers: you work so hard to make the world better — take care of yourselves while you do it. Let’s work together to create a culture of makers whose healthy lives and applications lead by example. Stretch, drink some tea, get in the sun and feel the warmth of life surround you.

We’ve done Codeathon a few times since then, and have been consistently blown away by what can happen when you put the right partners together, get the right group of brain waves working to make a difference. We want to spread this seed. Recently, LE Miami Awards saw and liked what we achieved by working together. And tonight they might like it a lot. It’s a testament to what can happen when like-minded groups dig in, form partnerships of purpose and set out to change the world.

UPDATE: teamwork makes the dream work

Photos courtesy of Clinton Foundation 


Palm Springs, CA
Every Monday at King’s Highway, Bella da Ball hosts a bossy night of bingo. After a day in the sun and some Feel Good Spa bodywork, it’s a sassy way to transition into the night. 

Palm Springs, CA

Every Monday at King’s Highway, Bella da Ball hosts a bossy night of bingo. After a day in the sun and some Feel Good Spa bodywork, it’s a sassy way to transition into the night. 


Downtown Los Angeles 
In opposition to Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign — the first major organized opposition to the gay rights movement. 
This weekend at Ace DTLA we’re taking a more positive bend. It’s the first in a series of Pride parties along with JD Samson to celebrate everyone just as they want to be. While we won’t be throwing pies, we definitely will be making our own pie in the sky right here on earth. 
Photo by William Gedney

Downtown Los Angeles 

In opposition to Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign — the first major organized opposition to the gay rights movement. 

This weekend at Ace DTLA we’re taking a more positive bend. It’s the first in a series of Pride parties along with JD Samson to celebrate everyone just as they want to be. While we won’t be throwing pies, we definitely will be making our own pie in the sky right here on earth. 

Photo by William Gedney


Seattle, WA
The evergreen corner of this country operates in a wonderful kind willful isolation — shrouded by fir trees and thunderclouds, and cut off from the rest of the world by mountains and double digit drives. It’s a wet, weird primordial soup for art that’s as ideologically as it is geographically removed from big city vogue.
On The Boards is Seattle’s premiere spot for the performance fringes, and this weekend is the kick off of their NW New Works festival — their annual showcase of short works and works in progress by performers from across the region. This year’s hodgepodge features debuts from Amy O’Neal, Molly Sides, Linda Austin, David Schmader, Crying — a new project comprised of composer Jherek Bischoff, Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington and Ace New York residency alum Steven Reker — plus a dozen more. 
The whole thing goes down over four programs from June 6-15 — collect ‘em all.
Molly Sides photo by Makenzie Stone

Seattle, WA

The evergreen corner of this country operates in a wonderful kind willful isolation — shrouded by fir trees and thunderclouds, and cut off from the rest of the world by mountains and double digit drives. It’s a wet, weird primordial soup for art that’s as ideologically as it is geographically removed from big city vogue.

On The Boards is Seattle’s premiere spot for the performance fringes, and this weekend is the kick off of their NW New Works festival — their annual showcase of short works and works in progress by performers from across the region. This year’s hodgepodge features debuts from Amy O’Neal, Molly SidesLinda Austin, David Schmader, Crying — a new project comprised of composer Jherek Bischoff, Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington and Ace New York residency alum Steven Reker — plus a dozen more.

The whole thing goes down over four programs from June 6-15 — collect ‘em all.

Molly Sides photo by Makenzie Stone


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