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June 1, 2012

Money Available for Venice Nonprofits from Abbot Kinney Fest

The Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) is accepting applications for its Community Grants Program. Every year the AKFA donates proceeds from the Abbot Kinney Festival to local arts, beautification, youth, and family programs. Venice organizations are encouraged to apply for grants  up to $5,000. The AKFA has donated more than a quarter million dollars to the...

Get To Know Vibul

By Anne Alvarez Tucked away in a tiny studio on the corner of Ocean Ave and Washington Blvd, is where you’ll find world renowned international visual artist Vibul Wonprasat, a gentle unassuming man whose works have been exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Louvre and Grand Palais of France. A...

What The Frack Is Under My Bed?

By Suzy Williams I’ve got some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news:  They’re fracking in Culver City.  That’s right, our next-door neighbor has a 1,000-acre oil field with old wells now being used for hydraulic fracturing, which means that at this moment there COULD be fracking right underneath us, because at...

Book Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

Reviewed by Mary Getlein Once upon a time there was slavery in this country. Jim Crow laws were laws put in place during the reconstruction of the South, for the management and regulation of freed black slaves. Ladies, when you’re walking down a street and it’s dark, and you see a Black man following you,...

Novel Explores Early Day Venice

Lions & Gondolas By Laura Shepard Townsend Reviewed by Delores Hanney Venetian Laura Shepard Townsend loves Venice and it shows. Opening the stunning mystical cover of her latest book, Lions and Gondolas, is something like stepping into a time machine to be whisked away – through a potent combination of painstaking research and elegant writing –...

The Alleys of Venice


By Fred Owens I wanted to be alone, by myself. So I walked in the alleys of Venice.  They are so quiet and bare. I am surprised how clean they are. People walk their dogs and carry clean up bags these days. I walked for hours, day after day.  Once I got into it I...

Poetry

Every – francEYE I Love My Homies – Mary Getlein Breaking Through – Jim Smith Untitled – Hillary Kaye Bummer ? Summer – paul tanck Venice Fog – Frank T. Rios Living Life Amused – Cameron Prior ——————————————-   Every   By francEYE   cover that covers me sleeping has a story, every one but maybe one of them. The bottom...

Day of Remembrance to Honor Oakwood Deceased

Every year  on Memorial Day, we remember the dead and wounded of the wars our country has fought against other countries. The H.E.L.P.E.R Foundation invites everyone, on June 15 and 16, to remember the dead and wounded from a war that took place right here in Venice 18 years ago. From August 1993 to June...

Theater Review: Astral Dick

By Roger Linnett As Director Hanna Hall writes in the program’s Director’s Note, “Chaos represents the thread in the universe that allows humanity free will. Even though it is wild and unpredictable, it is part of the human condition.” And from the opening scene of James Mathers New play, when a crazed, ranting woman (Laura...
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