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TILER PECK’S BALLET NOW

In the local dance world, there are few things rarer or more anticipated than a West Coast visit by the New York City Ballet. This weekend, principal Tiler Peck brings out ten of her City Ballet colleagues for her BalletNOW program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.* Joining Peck and company are four of their Lincoln […]

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CINDY SHERMAN’S OFFICE KILLER

In the mid-1990s, there was a brief spate of feature films directed by Pictures Generation artists (David Salle, Robert Longo), with notable casts (Dennis Hopper, Barbara Sukowa, Henry Rollins, Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne, Keanu Reeves), released by major distributors. One of the best is Cindy Sherman’s OFFICE KILLER, starring Carol Kane, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Molly Ringwald. […]

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JOHN DOUGLAS MILLAR

John Douglas Millar’s BRUTALIST READINGS—“a significant intervention into recent debates on the place of literature and writing in the context of contemporary art”*—brings together ten new essays by the London-based writer. Here is Millar on Pierre Guyotat, on “conceptual writing and its discontents,” on Paul [Beatriz] Preciado’s Testo Junkie and Lauren Oldfield Ford’s Savage Messiah, on […]

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O ORNITÓLOGO AT THE NUART

Last November, local audiences caught a single screening of João Pedro Rodrigues’ O ORNITÓLOGO at the AFI festival, and now it’s back for a full-week run at the Nuart. “O ORNITÓLOGO is consistently unsettling, but it also simultaneously allows us to enter a meditative zone, savoring the stately grandeur of the images as well as the startling competency […]

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KEMBRA PFAHLER IN PERFORMANCE

Between 11 and midnight on June 24, the closing hour of WARHOL ICON, Kembra Pfahler and two comrades took the stage at The Broad’s Oculus Hall for a slashing, inimitable set of punk rock, performance art, and deadpan comedy. Dirty Looks founder Bradford Nordeen guest-curated WARHOL ICON. He is the author of the upcoming Analog Tendencies: Queer […]