For anyone who has ever felt drawn to the Beat Generation, yet has never fully comprehended its history, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters provides a long-awaited context for the lives, loves, and poetry of its founders.
Musician, indie-film star, and the man behind the TV series Fishing With John, John Lurie is a provocative visual artist, as well. Reminiscent of cave paintings, Lurie’s emotionally charged works are paired with clever and engaging narrative titles.
Paul Frank, Tim Biskup, and Ron English are among the 100 artists and designers who customized replicas of the Darth Vader helmet for The Vader Project, transforming the mask of the menacing villain into individual works of art.
Let’s face it: L.A. could use some magic, and not the bunnies-in-the-hat kind, either. With the city facing massive layoffs, mismanaged budgets and other assorted nightmares, we need more than parlor tricks.