Journal of a Journalist

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Gogol Bordello’s playing a packed house at the Hollywood Bowl. We’re a long way from the Bulgarian Bar and ABC No Rio in NYC. #music  #losangeles  (at Hollywood Bowl)

Gogol Bordello’s playing a packed house at the Hollywood Bowl. We’re a long way from the Bulgarian Bar and ABC No Rio in NYC. #music #losangeles (at Hollywood Bowl)

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That time ’60s pop musician and record exec Herb Alpert was like oh, yeah, I ran into Johnny Rotten in Malibu one time. #music #punk

That time ’60s pop musician and record exec Herb Alpert was like oh, yeah, I ran into Johnny Rotten in Malibu one time. #music #punk

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Just attended a Simpsons press event. 10 year old me thinks 33 year old me has best job ever. (at 20th Century Fox Studios)

Just attended a Simpsons press event. 10 year old me thinks 33 year old me has best job ever. (at 20th Century Fox Studios)

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Commute reading: How a ragtag bunch of artists built a pop culture monolith and learned to hate Stan Lee’s guts. #comics #books

Commute reading: How a ragtag bunch of artists built a pop culture monolith and learned to hate Stan Lee’s guts. #comics #books

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When the annals of early 21st century American capitalism will be written, the county fair sea lion show will remain a strong and coherent metaphor. #travel #losangeles  (at Los Angeles County Fair)

When the annals of early 21st century American capitalism will be written, the county fair sea lion show will remain a strong and coherent metaphor. #travel #losangeles (at Los Angeles County Fair)

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It was a different era, in some ways. For one, reflexively anti-statist billionaires from Silicon Valley had not quite reached the level of grandiosity and largesse to grant cool new media start-ups to journalists who challenged the national security state. Corporate media consolidation was at an all time high and the relationship these monoliths shared with the rest of the power structure was stable and comfy cozy.
Jeremy Renner’s Goatee Is an Insult to This Dead Journalist’s Legacy

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Popular street artist Shepard Fairey — who created the “Hope” posters widely used during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — says New York City’s high cost of living is driving artists out of town to Los Angeles, and making LA the country’s new cultural hub.

“You can’t be in New York and not have ­either a trust fund or a good enough job to live,” Fairey explained at a Hennessy V.S luncheon at Soho House New York celebrating his label design for a limited-edition bottle. “Artists are screwed in New York right now,” he said.
Asked about LA’s growing popularity as a center for emerging artists, Fairey noted, “The reason why LA is becoming a hub is because LA still has affordable spaces for artists to have studios.”

‘Screwed’ New York artists are fleeing to Los Angeles | Page Six

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