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Archive for September, 2012

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SO Recap: RIOT LA 2012

The 2012 RIOT LA comedy festival made good on its Kickstarter promise this past weekend. One city block was transformed into a gathering place of the best in alt comedy […]

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SO Much Love: Nathan Barnatt Always Works It

[youtube width=”600″ height=”500″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFJUz1DO20Q[/youtube] Nathan Barnatt is just one of our favorite all around people, and it’s not just because we think he’s a must follow on Instagram. His all around […]


Jensen Karp & Gallery 1988

If you live in LA and have even an inkling of what’s going on around you then you are quite familiar with the sister galleries that bear the name Gallery […]


Joseph Gordon-Levitts’ hitRECord release ‘Move On The Sun’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s collaborative production company hitRECord is constantly playing with the creative. As part of their quarterly subscription series, the hitRECorderly, 78 artists including Wilco’s Nels Cline, Cibo Matto and […]


Carmen Lynch: Comedian. Spaniard. Wonderful.

Carmen Lynch is an absolute riot. You won’t be able to find much about her on the Internet, so let us fill you in a bit. When she isn’t busting […]


Ron Funches Is Instant Smiles

Ron Funches could be the poster child for Serial Optimist. He epitomizes happiness. He seems to possess a great zeal for life that is reflected in his comedy. You could […]

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Modern Comedian

Scott Moran is a stand-up comedian from Seattle, WA now based in NYC. As a comedian he understands the life of a comedian: the trials and tribulations, the simple pleasures, […]


The Perks To Moving Home

FREE HOUSING Let’s start with the basics here, people. Moving home after college (or after your quarter-life crisis, or after your mid-life crisis, or just to harass your aging parents) […]

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Interview With Comedian Liz Miele

We have big time love for one of our favorites Liz Miele, but  some of you might not be as familiar. So, here’s a little run-down. Liz is a stand-up comic […]

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SO Recap: LA INDIE Film Fest 2012

I had the pleasure of attending the first installment of the LA INDIE Film Festival in lovely Los Feliz. LAIFF presented 7 days (Sept 7-13) of the world’s best independent […]


Podcast Love

Maybe I was always destined to love podcasts: When I was eight years old my parents bought me a giant set of cassette tapes featuring old-time radio shows. I spent […]


JC Coccoli Is All Style, All Smiles, & The Hippest Kind Of Sweet

JC Coccoli is quickly climbing up the Hollywood ladder (not to be confused with Jacob’s Ladder). This gal is the whole package fellas. She is charming, witty, fashion-conscious and hella […]

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The Enchanted Doll

Marina Bychkova’s dolls are not your run of the mill store bought toy. These delicate works of art are painstakingly sculpted and articulated. These Enchanted dolls, as they are so […]

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Alain Marciano Fills The Page

“In my first drawings, I wanted to square everything. I wanted to fill up the page, I drew lines, every character or object was aligned with the others. I needed […]