11 Oct
Marvel's most under-valued hero gets a tshirt homage

The Punisher is, without a doubt, one of the most undervalued characters in the Marvel Comics catalogue. Frankly he should be bigger than Spiderman (in whose comic, incidentally, he debuted… as a villain), yet due to two shit movie attempts at capturing the story of Frank Castle he languishes in the zeitgest somewhere between Ghost […]


24 Aug
Philip Jodidio's 416-page tome of the places in which we consume

Architectural hot spots from around the world — new places to shop, eat and drink — are always exciting to visit because of the products they offer, but often few stop to admire or appreciate the way each establishment is thoughtfully designed and structured. Surely the designers of the buildings in the Architecture Now! Eat […]


9 Aug
The Rain Dog gets awkward, inspires Heath Ledger's Joker

Tom Waits and Don Lane have really bad screen chemistry. Lane’s sincere admiration and Waits’s well meaning sacrilege clash like Jesus in the Parthenon. Of course neither is a holy deity, but Waits is more 40s screen star gone wrong than ever before, while Lane sort of acts on as Mother Hen, or as Tom […]


16 Jul
Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee's detailed cartoon bone exposés

Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee introduces Homo Animatus, a series of sculptures that are skeletal representations of familiar cartoon characters. With names like Canis Latrans Animatus (Wile E. Coyote), Geococcyx Animatus (Roadrunner) and Lepus Animatus (Bugs Bunny), and dissecting everyone from Tom & Jerry to Goofy, this Yale M.F.A. graduate is seriously giving natural history museums across the world […]


21 Jun
Annual fest now 2 days = 2x the killer line-up

FYF Fest (Fuck Yeah Fest Festival…don’t ask) has been a favorite day festival for Los Angeles’ city dwellers for a couple years now. The festival, which started as a promotion of punk bands, has included a plethora of bands from different genres bringing it mounting attention over the past few years, and has finally built […]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant […]


20 Apr
The Avant-Garde Diaries hosts their 2nd exhibit in L.A.

We were guests of Mercedes-Benz last night at their Transmission LA: AV CLUB exhibit, and the show was by all means a great success. As we explained in our interview with Mike D, who is curating the event, the array of artist involved is impressive (including Peter Coffin, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Sage […]


3 Apr
A daily wearer timepiece for the Rolex & Hublot crowd

  Burgeoning watch company Skywatch was built on simple principles: to craft a timepiece of Swiss-made quality and precision, with a pricetag that the average man could actually afford. Founded by UCLA grad Gabriel Ibarra, Skywatch has quickly grown to gain distribution in the US, Europe and the Middle East by aiming to make watches […]