Month

February 2016

Lisa Robins’ “Blessing”

By Suzy Williams Venice goddess Lisa Robins gives a riveting and emotional performance as an Ivy-League Jewish girl who tries out kibbutz life. She falls in love and settles in Tecoa, Israel, and soon is blessed with a son they name Koby. Sherry Mandell, Lisa’s main character in this one-woman show, gushes about the joys...

SNAGGLETOOTH AT ABBOT’S HABIT

By David Fewster (For FrancEyE) A crone will always write in rhyme A hag will tell you there’s no time Proud women wear these names like medals Their bicycles have lost their pedals Some days they’ll hit you with their cane Their children say they’ve gone insane Hair thins and sprouts in foreign places Thoughts...

THE ROTTENNESS OF THE POETRY BUSINESS

By David Fewster THE ROTTENNESS OF THE POETRY BUSINESS The only time I ever paid a reading fee was for the Beyond Baroque contest in 2013 and that was only because Nick Flynn was the judge and I loved “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” and it amused me, as the author of “Diary of...

SILICON BEACH RESTRICTIONS ARE FINALLY IN COURT

by John Davis The City of LA, with Mike Bonin, Councilmember for CD 11, and City Attorney Mike Feuer, have fully supported violations of Article X of the California Constitution, and the U.S. Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, and the implementing California Coastal Act of 1976 at Venice Beach. The clear target has been...

Venice LOVE Report: Gentrifuckation

Gentrifuckation, An Overview: The last beachside community of color in the State of California. Yeah, whom are we going to charge for their crimes? It is a well known fact in town, the Venice Wrecking Ball Gang, who demo people’s dreams and enjoyment of our neighborhood would be so quick to utilize their privilege to...

Where are the new Young Dudes/Glitter Kids?

by Anthony Castillo By now you have all heard of David Bowie’s recent passing at age 69 due to liver cancer. And unless you are under the age of two or have been living in the middle of what’s left of the rain forest, you know who David Bowie was and why he is an...

Fighting to Make a Difference

Defense lawyer, Daniel (Danny) Brookman, has been a surfer and a Venice resident since the early 1960’s. That’s a lot of waves and lots of days as a “Venetian.” You could also say he’s a renaissance man and maybe even a superhero. – by Jack Neworth You see Danny’s law practice specializes in rescuing those...

Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence

An international exhibition supported by Los Angeles-based arts organizations, bridging local and international responses to the 43 missing students from Mexico. Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:00pm – 8:00pm (January 25 ­ Venice, CA) On Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5pm-­8pm, at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (Old Venice Police Station – SPARC¹s historic headquarters),...

Ending Police Brutality

by Michael Wamback From Ferguson to Venice, police abuse of power has been a hot topic. We get upset about it, and rightly so. But where does it come from, and what can we do about it? The history of police abuse of power goes back to the beginning of time. To me, it’s a...
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