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Meditations in Longing

LOS ANGELES — The writer Rebecca Solnit once wrote, “Memory, even in the rest of us, is a shifting, fading, partial thing, a net that doesn’t catch all the fish by any means and sometimes catches butterflies that don’t exist.” For artists Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin, the process of remembering is no less imprecise.

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Culture By Way of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It must have been kismet that I ended up sitting next to Julie Niemi at the ridiculous Dave Hickey lecture a few weeks ago. Niemi is one of four founding editors of the LA-based biannual print publication VIA, which is dedicated to the art, food, and music culture of Los Angeles.

Posted inOpinion

Weekend Words: Merge

The Great Merge: after last week’s news that Comcast intends to swallow Time Warner Cable, the Corcoran Gallery of Art announced that it will be subsumed by the National Gallery, and Facebook is throwing $16 billion at WhatsApp, an ad-free messaging service that charges subscribers $1 per year.