From LA - Sarah & Jeff at the White Lodge

  A shockingly unique apothecary teahouse opened earlier this year in Los Feliz, California. The first of its kind, The White Lodge, is inspired in its pharmacy-counter, Dewey-decimal-drawer format by traditional Chinese herbal medicine shops and Mexican (herbal folk remedy stalls). It functions as if it were a bodega at some mythic crossroads simultaneously servicing Oaxacan priests, Oriental alchemists, Sufi shamen, Ayurveda practitioners, Haitian witch-doctors and dazzle-eyed... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 4/24/11

Adele Bertei: Chelsea Horror Hotel #2

  Sinister as bat wings, a dual veil of heavy and strange hangs around the Chelsea Hotel. The New York Times called it “the air of a great dame”, but like a démodé drag queen on a permanent drunk, she’s all tragedy and no comic relief. I think of the Chelsea as a place you go to look for inspiration and instead, tumble into depression. A place to wallow around in your own egoist muck, live out the last days of a doomed love affair (alone), write melancholic songs, do drugs, o.d. on... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 4/9/11

Mara Goldwyn: On the Anti-Personal Memoir

(Image: Chris Kraus,; Courtesy The MIT Press)   Where Art Belongs by Chris Kraus Semiotext(e), 2011 I Love Dick By Chris Kraus Semiotext(e), 2006 “I just hated reading work by women about women because it always added up the same. Loss of self, endless self-abnegation even as the female was trying to be an artist, she wound up pregnant, desperate, waiting on some man. A Marxist guy, perhaps. When would this end. Remarkably, it has, right here in this book” --Eileen Myles,... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 4/2/11