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An Encyclopedia of Kitsch / Hyperallergic

Flower centerfold from Sara Cwynar’s ‘The Kitsch Encyclopedia,’ published by Blonde Art Books (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

LOS ANGELES — It took a while for me to actually sit down and stop flipping through the channels and start leafing through Sara Cwynar’s gorgeous book, The Kitsch Encyclopedia. Published by Blonde Art Books, a project of Brooklyn-based curator/publisher Sonel Breslav, Kitsch Encyclopedia is in many ways the inverse of Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A […]

Miranda July: Looking for Somebody / KCET Los Angeles

Miranda July's Somebody app

Somewhere, somebody is looking for you. They are waiting at a café on Sunset Boulevard, gazing at the screen of their smartphone, anticipating the tiny ding of a bell that lets them know a message is waiting. They are using Miranda July’s new iOS app Somebody, co-created with support from Miu Miu. In a modern world […]

Warhol’s Little Red Face Book / Hyperallergic

Detail of Andy Warhol, “Little Red Book #296″ (1972), 18 Polaroid photographs, photo album (al photographs © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York) (images courtesy the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

LOS ANGELES — The name Andy Warhol is synonymous with Pop art, a movement often written off as apolitical and shallow in its engagement with American culture. Reflections of this assumption are all contained in Little Red Book #296, an album of 18 images that was recently gifted to Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art and makes up just one aspect of the exhibition Fever & Flash: Pop in […]

Exposing the Blood and Guts of Hollywood’s Teen Girl Fantasy / Hyperallergic

Laura Parnes, still from “Hollywood Inferno (Episode One)” (2001/03). Alissa Bennett pictured. (image via LauraParnes.com)

LOS ANGELES — Laura Parnes’s four-disk video series Blood and Guts in Hollywoodexposes the idealized teenage dream for what it is: A boring, vapid fantasy of “love” that is marketed and sold to an audience of young dreamers searching for their soulmate in the illusions of silver screens and false idols. Leading up to the part where idyllic bubbles […]

7 top money management apps / Wall Street Journal

Money management apps

My story on money management apps is featured in the Wall Street Journal. It originally ran on DailyWorth. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/7-top-money-management-apps-2014-08-14?reflink=zacks http://www.dailyworth.com/posts/2815-7-of-the-best-money-management-apps     Tweet

Fiddler on the Roof Meets Nice Jewish Girls in The L-Word / New Voices Magazine

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Season Two of The L-Word, Showtime’s lesbionic answer to HBO’s Sex and the City and its own male-oriented Queer as Folk, moved beyond dramatizing the sexual exploits of a group of Los Angeles friends and started tackling, of all things, Jewish identity. Jenny Schecter (Mia Kirshner) is the show’s darling (though insufferable) writer, a mentally unstable, Jewish, bisexual woman […]

“Besties” Essay in Illuminati Girl Gang Magazine

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I’m excited to be included in the fourth issue of NYC-based ILLUMINATI GIRL GANG Magazine alongside other amazing, young, up-and-coming writers. Here you’ll find my essay “Besties,” a personal, cinematic, pop narrative that weaves together the threads of fraught, hyper-intimate, teen-girl relationships. ILLUMINATI GIRL GANG is available in print! When you purchase this magazine, you are showing your support for […]

In the Spirit of Summer Memories / Hyperallergic

Mungo Thomson, “Inclusion (The Cosmos)” (2014), Lucite embedment (all images courtesy Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES — The summer months are a time of slowing down, going out, hitting the beach, and drinking far too many iced coffee beverages. And yes, I even remember you., a five-person group show at Aran Cravey Gallery curated by Eric Kim, wraps up the summer season nicely, reminding visitors of the slippery line between personal […]

6 Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump / DailyWorth

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Lunch is over and you’re heading into that last stretch of the workday. But you’re having trouble focusing on your long, seemingly insurmountable to-do list for the afternoon. We’ve all been there. You might even be there right now. When the slump strikes, you may be tempted to grab a cup of iced coffee. But […]