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


“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G. K. Chesterton
Travel writing is more often than not an exercise in eloquent cataloging — talking about place in terms of its attainable landmarks more than its essence. It’s florid adjectives for the quaint little restaurant that you’ve got to make time for — and if you travel just a little off the beaten path to this bazaar you’ll get a taste of the real flavor of the city. Nowhere Magazine knows better. They know that travel isn’t checklists and rough guides. It’s more ephemeral than that. 
The best bits of Nowhere read like diary entries from time-worm pilgrimages, written more for personal record than purpose. They’ve got a way of framing things that turn even well-worn yarns like the Lewis and Clark expedition into page-turners. Do yourself a favor and have a look at Issue 10.

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G. K. Chesterton

Travel writing is more often than not an exercise in eloquent cataloging — talking about place in terms of its attainable landmarks more than its essence. It’s florid adjectives for the quaint little restaurant that you’ve got to make time for — and if you travel just a little off the beaten path to this bazaar you’ll get a taste of the real flavor of the city. Nowhere Magazine knows better. They know that travel isn’t checklists and rough guides. It’s more ephemeral than that.

The best bits of Nowhere read like diary entries from time-worm pilgrimages, written more for personal record than purpose. They’ve got a way of framing things that turn even well-worn yarns like the Lewis and Clark expedition into page-turners. Do yourself a favor and have a look at Issue 10.


Flower pots by Isaac Nichols
Brooklyn, NY
In Greenpoint — just across from McCarren Park on Lorimer — there’s a quiet, nondescript studio space full of wonders. Our friend Cody Hoyt — whose solo show opens tomorrow in the gallery at Ace New York — introduced us to the place, where he and a close-knit crew of ceramicist friends are operating a miniature factory of earthen fineries. 
The work varies wildly, but Hoyt and fellow clay throwers Josephine Heilpern, Rachel Howe, Helen Levi, Isaac Nichols, and Natalie Weinberger are each uniquely firing (rimshot) on all cylinders — some functional and some elegant and some even a little rude. We’ll be keeping an eye on these kids.
Pyramid by Cody Hoyt
Raku platters by Natalie Weinberger
Fun mug by Josephine Heilpern
Gilded hands by Helen Levi
Moon phase plates by Rachel Howe

Flower pots by Isaac Nichols

Brooklyn, NY

In Greenpoint — just across from McCarren Park on Lorimer — there’s a quiet, nondescript studio space full of wonders. Our friend Cody Hoyt — whose solo show opens tomorrow in the gallery at Ace New York — introduced us to the place, where he and a close-knit crew of ceramicist friends are operating a miniature factory of earthen fineries. 

The work varies wildly, but Hoyt and fellow clay throwers Josephine Heilpern, Rachel Howe, Helen Levi, Isaac Nichols, and Natalie Weinberger are each uniquely firing (rimshot) on all cylinders — some functional and some elegant and some even a little rude. We’ll be keeping an eye on these kids.

Pyramid by Cody Hoyt

Raku platters by Natalie Weinberger

Fun mug by Josephine Heilpern

Gilded hands by Helen Levi

Moon phase plates by Rachel Howe


"Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding." — Diane Arbus

"Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding." — Diane Arbus


Look up.
The sky’s an untamable canvas. Otto Piene has been sending things heavenward for the better part of four decades — reimagining the wild blue yonder with inflatable “sky art” sculptures that each consider the lines between art and architecture, between the city and open space. 
His big ol’ balloons take to the sky like weightless intermediaries between us and the infinite — broad and big and reverent. 

Look up.

The sky’s an untamable canvas. Otto Piene has been sending things heavenward for the better part of four decades — reimagining the wild blue yonder with inflatable “sky art” sculptures that each consider the lines between art and architecture, between the city and open space. 

His big ol’ balloons take to the sky like weightless intermediaries between us and the infinite — broad and big and reverent. 


Oliver Sacks, celibate megababe, 1962.

Oliver Sacks, celibate megababe, 1962.


Seattle, WA
After three years on the road, EMP's annual Pop Conference is back where it belongs for another round of the ol’ architectural two-step. This year’s program once again elevates the pop musical discourse with well over a hundred scholarly sojourns into this year’s theme: Go! Music and Mobility. 
Admirable scribes Jessica Hopper, Greil Marcus, Carl Wilson and Amy Rose Spiegel pop up among the daunting list of presenters, with insights and digressions around travel, portability and the movement of music from every available angle. It’s always free, always fun and all starts tomorrow, April 24 — running through April 27. 

Seattle, WA

After three years on the road, EMP's annual Pop Conference is back where it belongs for another round of the ol’ architectural two-step. This year’s program once again elevates the pop musical discourse with well over a hundred scholarly sojourns into this year’s theme: Go! Music and Mobility. 

Admirable scribes Jessica Hopper, Greil MarcusCarl Wilson and Amy Rose Spiegel pop up among the daunting list of presenters, with insights and digressions around travel, portability and the movement of music from every available angle. It’s always free, always fun and all starts tomorrow, April 24 — running through April 27. 


Downtown Los Angeles

Photographs by Austrian-born LA filmmaker and photographer Matthias Königswieser, whose first solo exhibition, Chiaroscuro, is up now at Ace Hotel Downtown LA. 


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