Some folks don’t have dads and some folks do. Some folks are good at names and some folks aren’t. Every now and again, mr. man in black speaks to all those folks at once. 


Los Angeles, CA 

Secret sharing: we like Cabin 207 in the old City of Angels. Kristen Shaw helms the ship at Cabin, styling and curating and making people feel like the whole world is smiling right along with them. Recently Cabin had a release reading for Matt Austin’s book, The Shape of Spilled Milk. Kristen was kind enough to write some words inspired by Matt’s work and their friendship:

given my current thought process, my hands are allowing me to type this story to you. 

so hi, i’m glad we’ve finally met.

you may not really know who I am, but we share two of the very same things. 

my hands + your hands. 

when i was a kid, 10 years old or so, i used to draw log cabins. i tried to make these as intricate as possible, securing my position to design the future home we would build. 

I remember drawing the same home over and over again. practice makes perfect and perfect makes perfection. Could my hand actually draw the same thing twice? 

So the thing is, I didn’t know what the most perfect home looked like, or the most perfect love to put in it. But i somehow trusted what i could do with my hands.

And, sometimes, my hands just go. they take off and i don’t have a second to think about where they are going or what they are making. 

 I do know what it looks like. 

I know what this feels like.

 I don’t know how to get there, 

I don’t know the formula, 

i don’t know what its like to do things the perfect way.

16 years later from the first day I drew a log cabin, I can write to you from mine. We make things here, we tell stories, we love, we listen, and welcome you to create and bring alive something you’ve always wanted to build. Every day I do this, I have this heartbeat that keeps a pulse so strong that I need people even stronger to be limbs to keep this moving. That’s where Matt Austin comes in for me. An old friend of mine from when we were merely 16, chatting on the Myspace about a contribution I asked him to make to a book I was putting together of collected midwestern artist’s work. We shifted and sifted through the years living in different places until I found him sitting in my cabin two weeks ago, reading stories, sharing goosebumps, making people cry.

How loud is your desire?

we innately float to the most beautiful places when instincts are trusted, movements make free motion, and you create what you feel is true—not because you’re told to, not because its perfect, but because when pressing bones, you’ll always know where to go. 


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. 


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


Milano
Clothing concern COS and their space dipped shirts. We like simple, smart, elegant things, too. 

Milano

Clothing concern COS and their space dipped shirts. We like simple, smart, elegant things, too. 


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