In the City…30 March 2015

Last night, I left my airy Art-Deco apartment in Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile for the half-mile stroll to LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. LACMA hosts music and film as well as painting, photography, and sculpture, and on Sunday nights it has, for the past twenty-five years, presented classical music concerts in its […]

On Music Streaming

For some time I have been a fan of Pandora, the music streaming service. Spotify also has its advantages. Some time ago I downloaded TuneIn to my phone, but didn’t use it much. Recently after replacing my phone, I downloaded it again, this time discovering it could also be used on my desktop. I turned […]

Accidental Artists

(by Ann Barrett) “Mommy, are kid’s movies real?” Dante has just finished watching The Land Before Time, a video about a dinosaur named Littlefoot who, like most of his pint-sized viewers, grapples with the big issues of growing up: friendship, family, death, love. Dante is really into this movie, watching it over and over again, wide-eyed, […]

Things That Go Bump Next Door

(by Matthew A. DeBellis) Loud music, screwing and conversations about strap-on dildos–she’s heard it all. The voices pass nice and clear through the wall she shares with her neighbors. “Sometimes they talk about interesting stuff, sometimes it’s boring,” says Amber Howle, who lives in a Haight-Ashbury studio. “But it’s always loud.” Every apartment dweller has heard […]