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Gallery Man

Mischa Trubs, contributor A few years ago I was fortunate enough to work at one of the most prestigious art galleries in San Francisco, the John Berggruen Gallery. I was fired three months later for overheating my boss’ Hot Pocket in the microwave. In his defense, it was a deluxe Hot Pocket. During my time at the gallery I learned …

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Things You Didn’t Know Were Made By Famous Artists

Zeke Herrera, contributor There have been literally millions of phenomenal artists since the beginning of Etsy, but did you know that art existed before the Internet? This is about the artists that didn’t have that crutch of erotic fan fiction and Elmer’s glue. Some of those artists have really famous pieces of work that are complete dog shit compared to …

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The Glorious Art of Writing

Andre Parker, contributor Hello there! Hi. Welcome to my words bored reader! I am Andre Parker. World class writer of elegant things and wordsmith extraordinaire! I’ve won awards for my writing that are of such high value and prestige that your weak and poverty-soaked eyes could only dream of viewing such a glowing mark of achievement! But have heart my …

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Unknown Art Styles

Zeke Herrera, contributor Since the beginning of time there have been many different styles of art, from cave paintings to that lady who put her old maxi pads on display. With all the different styles it’s easy for some of them to get overlooked. Here are objectively the best art styles there are. They make Pointillism look like Frida Khalo …

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Humboldt’s Most Eligible Bachelorette – The Art Issue

Emily Hobelmann, contributor Jen McFerrin, 34, Marketing Exec; Arcata. We caught up with Jen on a Thursday in beautiful downtown Garberville. She was on her way south, her weekend plans including a beer session at Lagunitas, a comedy show in SF, a VIP party, more comedy, Mayer Hawthorne at the Fox, a DJ set at Temple, and a Super Bowl …

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Art In The Alehouse

Andrew Ouellette, contributor Stand-up comedy can take place anywhere, and it often does. Outside the safe haven of comedy clubs, comedians are stuffed into casinos, restaurants and bars. Sometimes, a bar show can be the most horrific gig a comic has to endure. Now, don’t get me wrong, because a bar show can be great, but, does comedy necessarily belong there? …

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Fart: Smell It and Sell It

Bryant Kellison, contributor There’s something in the air, something so sweet and pungent it’s making hip local artists buttloads of cash. Welcome to the world of FART, an innovative medium that makes visual art almost seem shitty: the buying and selling of bodily perfumes, sealed in jars. Many enthusiasts and creators, known as fartists, strive for uniqueness and individuality, searching …

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Music Review: Lady Gaga – ARTPOP

Leah Brzezinski, contributor What is “ARTPOP?”  I’ve purposely avoided giving a rat’s ass about Ms. Gaga, but finally relented. It’s the theme, people! Look at this title — in all caps! It’s already annoying me. A glance at the track list -“G.U.Y,” “MANiCURE,” “Jewels n’ Drugs,” “Sexxx Dreams” — there’s little doubt. This shit is totally ART… and POP! It’s …

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Music Review: Brother Dege – How to Kill a Horse

Cee Cee Hill, contributor  Brother Dege has been a regular of the underground music scene in Louisiana for the last 20 years. He plays what he describes as “Delta blues adapted for the 21st century.” One of his songs was recently used in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, generating some much deserved interest and attention. His songs transport you to Louisiana’s …

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The ShoeChucker: A User’s Guide To Modern Artists

Choada Salinas, staff   Everyone is an artist now. From Etsy-istas to half-assed crappy street stencils, we’ve been inundated with mountains of meaningless bullshit “creativity.” The reason is simple: People have been coddled and babied, and everything they have ever scratched out was hung on the refrigerator before it was posted on YouTube, and now they not only expect 15 …

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