Ireland Wisdom is one of the few painters that still practices figurative oil painting with models from life using traditional materials and classic European techniques. Her paintings in Best of Bone and Blood, her solo show at Carlye Packer, are huge and dark and light. This will probably be one of the few art shows you will ever have the opportunity to see in which a painter utilizes this dying style.
The best book of 2021 is Body High by Jon Lindsey. The best musical release of 2021 is Inbred by Ethel Cain.
Los Angeles' latest addition to the Italian restaurant scene offers cold cocktails, tasty pasta, and warm service.
Fat Tony and I go way back. I've known him for half my life. He did a great mix of Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn and Blow the Whistle by Too Short a while back and everyone loved it. I added a little bit more to it today and he said it was cool if I put it up. The belt buckle is available here!
My friend Mikey once posted this picture of a Larry the Cable Guy sponsored TV dinner with a simple caption saying, "Num nums." The caption wasn't enough, in my opinion. His photo held much more emotion and intention than "Num nums." When I saw the photo, I instantly visualized the life of a man who bought it. His entire evening hit me in a single second and I wrote it down. Richard had a long day at work. Nothing bad happened, there was just a lot of repairs to be made. More than usual. "Good job today, Richard," his supervisor said to him as they finished their end of the day rituals. "Thanks for the extra hand this morning. If...