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Scott Shepherd and Ari Fliakos as Norman and Norman, and Kate Valk as Jill Johnston, in the Wooster Group production of The Town Hall Affair, at Redcat.
Photograph by Steven Gunther


In the 1960s and ’70s, Norman Mailer was America’s loudest public intellectual, a boozing, brawling cartoon of machismo who was, nevertheless, a leading man of the Establishment Left. (He was a co-founder of The Village Voice and wrote Armies of the Night, a landmark text on the anti-Vietnam War movement.*) After Kate Millett, in her book […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, editor, publisher and founder (Paris, November 9, 2008)

The Call (1978 ) is the second LP by Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.
Image: Coverjazz Canalblog


“The [Lionel Hampton] band came to Los Angeles for a gig out on Sunset Boulevard. I’ll never forget. After the last performance, we were getting ready to head back to New York. At four o’clock that morning, I got off the bus….I wanted to do something else. I wanted my own thing; I wanted to […]