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ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH AT THE HAMMER

“…Supermarkets, assembly-lines, teen-posts firmly shuttered, one after another. Old structures stand and rot in the sun….decrepit schools, poorly funded community services, inadequate health services, jammed low-income housing. It is the fallout that has firmly secured the media’s eye, not the abundant reasons for it.” — Lynell George, 1992* To mark the 25 years since the […]

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Self-Service: The Last Boxes
Faretta photographed by Paolo Roversi
Styling by Joe McKenna, hair by Julien d'Ys
Bra and shorts by Prada
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SELF–SERVICE — THE LAST POLAROIDS

Ezra Petronio has devoted the 46th issue of his hardcover periodical SELF-SERVICE to THE LAST BOXES of extant Polaroid film. Opened, exposed—and now published—the Spring/Summer 2017 issue is a mix of new and old, and includes the work of Robert Frank, Guy Bourdin, Nobuyoshi Araki, Bruce Weber, Collier Schorr, Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean, and Peter […]

Kévin Azaïs in A Taste of Ink/Compte tes blessures.
Image credit: Cineuropa

COLCOA — L’ENVOI

Some highlights from the last five days of the 2017 COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: A glossy biopic of a great star of the sixties and seventies, played by an unknown in a tour-de-force performance—DALIDA, starring Italian model Sveva Alviti. With Riccardo Scamarcio, Niels Schneider, and COLCOA favorite Nicolas Duvauchelle as socialite “Le Comte de Saint-Germain.” Friday night, April 28, […]

Kathryn Hahn in Afternoon Delight, written and directed by Jill Soloway
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CHRIS KRAUS AND JILL SOLOWAY AT CINEFAMILY

It’s hard to imagine a better writer–director–producer to turn Chris Kraus’ I LOVE DICK into a limited-series than Jill Soloway. The creative force behind Transparent, as well as the 2013 feature Afternoon Delight, Soloway first attracted notice in Los Angeles with a truly subversive theater piece—created with her sister, Faith, and updated weekly—based on scripts from The […]

Jacob Jonas
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JACOB JONAS TO THE SEA

Jacob Jonas The Company made its local “big theater debut” at the Wallis this past January, and after the opening number (In a Room on Broad St., choreographed by Jonas) it was clear that this troupe had entered the first rank of Los Angeles dance companies: “An explosive display of the company’s vitality and range. If […]