Marnie Weber with monster cast from The Day of Forevermore, photo by LeeAnn Nickel and courtesy of the artist and Gavlak, Los Angeles.

The Battle of Forevermore

Teenage Alienation in a world of Gothic Exaggeration

The Day of Forevermore, Marnie Weber’s first feature film, is the culmination of the artist’s long career as a weaver of macabre and otherworldly scenarios…
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THE DEATH THAT WON’T DIE

THE DEATH THAT WON’T DIE

Another Self-Serving Eulogy

I recently overheard somebody make the observation that David Bowie’s death has “staying power.” It sounded like an idiotic remark at first but in this…
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Photo by Osceola Refetoff, ospix.com

TOTTENHAM CORNER

Land of Disenchantment: Rediscovering the pleasures of Trona

Ten years ago, when I learned of the existence of a film called Trona, shot in the desert hellhole of the same name, I feared…
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Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, River of Fundament, 2014, production
still, courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, © Matthew Barney,
photo by Hugo Glendinning

Mooned River: Matthew Barney

One Wild Ride

Where do you start with a six-hour operatic extravaganza on sex, art, alchemy,  reincarnation and the decline of the American auto industry, drenched in melodrama…
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Illustration by Melissa Martell

TOTTENHAM CORNER

A New Philosophy of Shorts

  There are few sights more ridiculous than a grown man wearing a pair of shorts.  Back in my day, grown men simply did not…
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Raymond Pettibon from "my bumbling attempt to write a disastrous musical, these illustrations muyst suffice,"
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
April 23 - May 30, 2015.

Raymond Pettibon

Tottenham Corner: Reading the Pictures

Of late, I have been selling various valuable paper collectibles online. First to go were the early punk flyers and fanzines. Now it’s time to…
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (Winter),1565 (detail).

Tottenham Corner

Memory, Narrative, Liminality and Bloviation

Running the words “memory, narrative, perception, artist statement” into an Internet browser unleashes a veritable torrent of results. Take this: “I am interested in narrative,…
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More Pricks than Kicks

More Pricks than Kicks

Patronage in the Age of Negation

I have often been encouraged to launch a Kickstarter campaign, but I have never been able to decide on a specific project that justifies urging…
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The Portlandization of Los Angeles

The Portlandization of Los Angeles

Tottenham Corner

I had serious work to do, so I took a nap. After dragging it out for as long as possible, I rolled off the sofa…
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KIND OF BLUE

KIND OF BLUE

That’s what black people are, myths. I come to you as a myth,” announces Sun Ra in a scene from Space Is The Place, the…
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