Art
[CULT TALK] Photographer and Writer Jane "Pain" Chardiet

[CULT TALK] Photographer and Writer Jane “Pain” Chardiet

Writer and photographer Jane “Pain” Chardiet is a staple in the punk/hardcore/noise scene that houses the likes of Sacred Bones Records, the Ascetic House collective, and Chardiet’s sister, Margaret, better known as Pharmakon. Chardiet profiles the best and most compelling bands in the genre, both through various media outlets like Noisey and Impose, as well...
[WORKING GIRL] Artist Emma Kohlmann

[WORKING GIRL] Artist Emma Kohlmann

Working Girl is our new segment in which we talk to women about their work.  Our latest subject is Emma Kohlmann, short-hair-of-my-dreams-haver. The New York bred painter and multi-media artist creates work that is abstract and hyper-sexual, visceral and beautiful, and inherently feminist. Kohlmann’s work is fine art in the streets and punk in the streets: the...
[CULT TALK] Jerry Hsu Isn't Really Trying To Make You Sad With His Photos, That's Just His Gift

[CULT TALK] Jerry Hsu Isn’t Really Trying To Make You Sad With His Photos, That’s Just His Gift

I don’t feel like writing an intro to this Jerry Hsu interview because I’m hungry and tired and because Jerry talks a lot so this interview is already really long, but I will mention that Wikipedia says that Jerry was a child prodigy of dark slides, and for about three hours one day it said...
Cash Machine Group Art Show Opens Tonight - Interview With The Curators

Cash Machine Group Art Show Opens Tonight – Interview With The Curators

Here’s what you need to know about Cash Machine, a group art show opening tonight at FatherSons gallery in Los Angeles: 1. I have a piece in it. 2. But do not let that deter you, as so do many many very talented artists, such as the Hass Brothers, Audrey Wollen, Tofer Chin, Zoe Zag,...
[WORKING GIRL] Clare Kelly, Artist and Founder of Hesse Press

[WORKING GIRL] Clare Kelly, Artist and Founder of Hesse Press

  Working Girl is our new segment in which we talk to women about their work.  Our first subject is Clare Kelly, who you might know from various other gushing pieces of writing I have done about her in the past six months. Clare is an artist who works in multiple different mediums, including dance, photography,...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Zoe Zag

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Zoe Zag

If I were asked “What is a thing you have done all your life?” (you know, as we often are, by strangers at Starbucks or telemarketers), I would say “write.” Well, that and experience crippling social anxiety in group settings like ballet class or day camp, but I would say that part in a whisper...
[CULT TALK] Clare Kelly on Hesse Press

[CULT TALK] Clare Kelly on Hesse Press

  Since I’m basically a total giddy fan girl when it comes to Clare Kelly and mostly everything she does, from her photography to her writing (she’s even written for Cultist as a result of my begging), it might behoove me not to blither on adoringly in this intro about her newest venture, the publishing...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Brendan Donnelly

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Brendan Donnelly

The only thing I hate more than reading about art is writing about art. I should probably use some words like post-internet and self-referential and anti-something, but I don’t know what any of that means. I do know that Brendan Donnelly is a demented fuck hiding in the body of a Connecticut WASP  with the...
[TO DO] Nap Time at BOLD Room LA

[TO DO] Nap Time at BOLD Room LA

Let’s talk about bed, baby. This week, our sleepy friends over at BOLD Room LA are kicking off NAP TIME for your slumbering pleasure. Our favorite DTLA gallery will be tricked out with clean sheets, cloud-like, reclaimed wood beds from VVOODS and total zen vibes, because you deserve a freakin’ namastaycation. If you’re one of those...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] Fruitmilk at Bold Room LA

[FOMO-GRAPHS] Fruitmilk at Bold Room LA

Is it just me or is downtown LA just getting better and less terrifying every single day? I mean, yes, in some parts, the urine stench is so intense that you’re pretty sure your whole pH balance has been altered just by walking down an alleyway, but, at least you can walk down an alleyway...
[CULT TALK] Audrey Wollen on Sad Girl Theory

[CULT TALK] Audrey Wollen on Sad Girl Theory

I’m not going to go into detail trying to describe Audrey Wollen (aside from telling you that I would like her to be my best friend so that we can discuss feminism, make art, and cry together in public places – is that creepy?) because the incredibly intelligent artist does a damn fine job of...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Eric McHenry Loves Originality, Creativity, and Reggie Miller

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Eric McHenry Loves Originality, Creativity, and Reggie Miller

Anyone who has ever had to endure the mundane while trapped in a seated position (during class, at boring office jobs, in the back row of musical theater) has surely called on their inner Picasso and sketched random shit on paper. As for me, I used to draw scary man faces with question mark foreheads,...