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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS AT CELEBRATION

“I love this busted-ass bar.” — Wes, in The View Upstairs THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, an off-Broadway triumph earlier this year, has made a welcome transfer to the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood for its West Coast premiere. Max Vernon’s musical—directed by Michael A. Shepperd—is set in a dive bar in New Orleans in 1973 (and 2017), […]

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"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, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

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PAUL RUDNICK’S BIG NIGHT

During the awards season, Hollywood occasionally likes to pretend that it’s a meritocracy of quality and craft, and not a desperate scrum devoted to the acquisition of shiny statuettes—and the explosive yet temporary prestige and box-office bonanza that follows. The billboards and trade-paper ads, the stress, the diets, the false humility, the cracked voices and […]

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EDITH SITWELL AND WYNDHAM LEWIS

“The first public performance of Façade raised an uproar among such custodians of the purity of our language as firemen on duty at the hall and passing postmen who, on being lassoed and consulted by journalists, expressed the opinion that we were mad.” — Edith Sitwell, describing the 1923 performance of her poem Façade at Aeolian […]

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PURPLE — 25 YEARS

PURPLE—the magazine Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm started twenty-five years ago in Paris—celebrates its anniversary this fall with a “25 Years 25 Covers” edition. In the beginning there were several Purples—Purple Fiction, Purple Fashion, Purple Sexe, which eventually came together in one quarterly edition—but in 2004, PURPLE truly split in two, with Fleiss editing Purple […]

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HOLY SHIT — SOLID RAIN

The new Matt Fishbeck/Holy Shit album SOLID RAIN is out on vinyl, and will be followed by a second Fishbeck release later this year. SOLID RAIN is the first musical release from Semiotext(e), and the album’s liner notes are by Ariana Reines. “Putting out the record for us now that L.A. is rapidly changing into a gentrification nightmare […]