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Gravitational Pulls

by Arely Villegas
The first time I met Eli Langer was in a book. In Chris Kraus’s Where Art Belongs—a collection of essays that begins with words on the now defunct underground space, Tiny Creatures. Full of kaleidoscopic stories, the essay touches on the “golden age” of the eastside’s art and music scene in Los Angeles—the flux of spaces in Chinatown and Echo Park. One of my favorite descriptions of the now infamous Part Time Punks club is told by Kraus in her essay: “… where people who’d grown up as misfits with obscure musical tastes danced for the first time outside their bedrooms.” Kraus also recounts individual stories from th... [more]
Posted by Arely Villegas on 10/18/12