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  • Fifty years after it was released, Joseph Losey's 'The Servant' is back in theaters in limited release with a sparkling digital restoration by StudioCanal.
  • With impressively short lines, moderate temperatures and one of their best lineups to date, HARD Summer 2013 was one for the books.
  • It’s the first night of Aaron Donovan’s beginning still-life painting class at Barnsdall Art Center, an eclectic community art center on the southeast edge of Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood. Adult students arrive with canvases and brushes at the ready. One woman brings persimmons from her garden for the class to paint. Donovan is carefully placing the fruit on bright-colored plates as a middle-aged gentleman with a cell phone on his hip arrives. Donovan asks him if he’s a painter.
  • “This is so much fun!” A sweaty Damon Albarn beamed from the crowded stage towards the end of the outrageously triumphant Gorillaz show at the Gibson Amphitheatre Wednesday night, surrounded by a mob of musicians including founding members of the Clash, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones. Given the rapturous response of the packed venue, he could have been speaking for a majority in attendance.
  • This Sunday and the next, poet Douglas Kearney presents a staged reading of his award wining poetry collection The Black Automaton. Kearney is renowned as much for his exciting, charismatic reading style as he is for his vivid craft on the page. I had a chance this week to catch up with him and ask about this very different poetry event, a mix of circus and oratory at Theater-Theater on Pico.
  • Summer may be over but not all of the fun is. This weekend hosts a special edition in the art of the anti-artist: Dr. Sketchy’s. On Saturday, October 16th, from 2 to 5 p.m., event goers can experience more than just fashion for fashion week. For those not familiar, Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles edition is a monthly event put on by Baby Tattoo that blends art, fashion, and oftentimes gratuitous nudity for local artists to practice life drawing.
  • This year, LA Fashion Week is bringin' their A-game with nearly two weeks of fashion-related showcases, pop-up shops, salons, presentations and parties, happening from downtown all the way to the coast. When we think of Fashion Week, other major metropolitan cities like Milan, Paris, London, and NYC immediately come to mind.
  • Tom Morello If you follow filmmaker, writer, and activist Jason Pollock on Twitter, then you probably know he's all about getting involved and taking part in democracy (after all, he's the guy behind the documentary The Youngest Candidate). He approached us today and asked if he could share a post about an event tomorrow and we thought it was worth passing along. Thanks, Jason! One Nation Marches are taking place tomorrow all over America...
  • Having built it with his own two bartending hands, 30-year-old Oklahoma native Dustin Lancaster has created a polished yet rustic ambience he calls “flea market chic” with his new hit Los Feliz wine bar, Covell. On any given night, it is packed with locals, celebs, and those who have driven to Los Feliz exclusively to enjoy its latest hip, but attitude-free drinkin’ spot. Covell's momentum hasn't slowed since its July 2nd opening, with some patrons frequenting the delightful wine bar up to 4 times a week -- talk about, I mean, customer loyalty.
  • Clean-tech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life. In recent years the electronics industry has gained notoriety for creating an endless stream of disposable products that make their way at life’s end to developing countries...

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