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PARIS LA 16 — THE FASHION AND WRITING ISSUE — OUT NOW

The new print issue of PARIS LA—a tenth-anniversary special devoted to fashion and writing—is now available.

PARIS LA 16 includes interviews with Hilton Als, Chris KrausInes Kaag and Desiree Heiss of BlessTisa BryantFlorence MüllerMalik Gaines, Q.M. ZhangCommes des Garçons’ Adrian Joffe, Anelise Chen, and Bice Curiger and Jacqueline Burckhardt of Parkett.

Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola contributed an essay with artwork on dandyism, Ramon Hungerbühler and Fabian Marti talk about skate brands, there are pieces on Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, and Pierre Davis and No Sesso, Anne Dressen has written about contemporary jewelry…

… and portfolios and portraits by Cédric Rivrain, Cassi Namoda, David Benjamin Sherry, Wyatt KahnTobias Madison, Item IdemJean-François Lepage, Todd ColeMarie Angeletti, Will Benedict, and Katerina Jebb—who created the Michèle Lamy cover and a poster of Marisa Berenson—grace the issue.

Also: a reprint of Iris Marion Young’s landmark essay “Women Recovering Our Clothes.”

 

PARIS LA 16, published by DoPe Press.

Above: Inside covers, production PDF.

Below: Front and back covers, production PDF.

AFRO-PUNK

African-American musicians “immersed in overwhelmingly white punk scenes” provide the focus of AFRO-PUNK (2004), the James Spooner documentary screening this week at the Hammer, followed by a conversation between the director and guests Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy.*

Bad Brains, Cipher, Fishbone, Dead Kennedys, and Candiria are all featured in the film, the title of which gave name to the annual music festival in New York City.

 

AFRO-PUNK, Wednesday, August 29, at 7:30 pm.

BILLY WILDER THEATER, HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

*hammer.ucla.edu/afro-punk/

Bad Brains in performance, 1979.

HAL ASHBY AND BILL GUNN

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A very rare screening of Hal Ashby’s remarkable directorial debut THE LANDLORD (1970) will by followed by a Q & A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy as part of their Black Book series at the Hammer.

The screenplay is by Bill Gunn, his second after writing and directing the unreleased Stop.

 

THE LANDLORD, Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 pm.

BILLY WILDER THEATER, HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

hammer.ucla.edu/the-landlord

See: theguardian.com/hal-ashby-the-landlord-classic

Above: Hal Ashby (left) and Beau Bridges on the Brooklyn set of The Landlord.

Below: Pearl Bailey (left) and Lee Grant in The Landlord.

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DIANA

Fans of MAHOGANY (1975) and LADY SINGS THE BLUES (1972) are in luck. The two Diana Ross vehicles are playing in all their big-screen glory this week on the Westside.

Motown founder Berry Gordy directed the former, the saga of a Chicago shopgirl and struggling fashion designer turned top international model. It’s a classic Joan Crawford scenario transferred to the 1970s, and co-stars Anthony Perkins, Billy Dee Williams, and Jean-Pierre Aumont as Count Rosetti.

MAHOGANY will be followed by a Q & A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES is, of course, the Billie Holiday story, directed by Sidney J. Furie. It will screen following Waiting to Exhale and an introductory conversation with Suzanne de Passe.

MAHOGANY

Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30.

Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

 

LADY SINGS THE BLUES

(preceded by Waiting to Exhale)

Thursday, February 15, at 7:30.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Diana Ross in (top and bottom) Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues.

Magazine image credit: Rolling Stone. 

AFTER CHRIS KRAUS

“Memoirists are seldom as precise as novelists.” — Gore Vidal*

Chris Kraus, Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang will be at USC this week for a discussion on “hybrid storytelling” and the widespread influence of Kraus’ first book LOVE DICK (1997) since its republication a few years back.

 

I LOVE DICK—

FOUR WOMEN WRITERS ON HYBRID STORYTELLING

Friday, November 3, at 5:30 pm.

Doheny Memorial Library, USC

3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles.

See “Hybrid ‘I’: Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, Chris Kraus, and Q.M. Zhang in conversation,” PARIS LA 16 (2018):

*Gore Vidal, Two Sisters: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir (Boston: Little, Brown, 1970), 213.

Above, from left: Tisa Bryant, Chris Kraus, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang at USC, November 3, 2017.

Below: Kraus.at USC, November 3, 2017.