Jeff T. Johnson
Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book returns with a multidimensional meditation on Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s 2013 album Tides.
Kevin Killian’s annual Oscars rapid-react tunes in on what went missing during a period of declining ratings and social scandal.
Nancy Jainchill takes an inside look at how the increasing influence of feminism in the adult entertainment industry, both on and off set, now provides a more ethical model for consensual sex than mainstream culture.
L.A.-based conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg’s Intellectual Property 1968-2018 retrospective, now open at the Hammer Museum of UCLA, is a revelation of constraint, automatism, and obsession. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
Jeff T. Johnson
“One person’s hell is another person’s storyline.” The latest installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book tackles Hermit and the Recluse’s Orpheus vs the Sirens.
“As a girl, to become a woman, I was taught that my body is a gun.” Frankie Allegra examines the definitions of personal space, “grinding,” sexual assault, and how her understanding of violation has changed over time.
“Grocery shopping always soothes the homicide in your hall closet.” 4 short one man plays based on the living archetype of actor Peter Greene by Lee Levinson.
“The man who says he loves me says he is rarely affected so deeply by someone he has never met in real life as he is by me.” Alex DiFrancesco examines the endless shapes and layers of image encountered throughout the search for love on Grindr.
Erica Ammann explores nostalgia, pain, desire, resistance, and narrative as related in the music of Japanese-American singer-songwriter Mitski, as well as through the writing of Derrida, Sarah Gerard, and more.
Stephanie Cawley takes a deeply personal look through the lens of the passing of her father at how we manage the experience of grief in attempting to communicate with ourselves and with others.