Construction on Hollywood and Argyle.

Construction on Hollywood and Argyle.

Clouds in Mar Vista.

Clouds in Mar Vista.

Lunchtime in Tongva Park.

Lunchtime in Tongva Park.

It’s a gorgeous day in Palisades Park.

I’m moving out of Hollywood. Capital Records building from my old apartment last week.

I’m moving out of Hollywood. Capital Records building from my old apartment last week.

Voting and jacarandas.

Voting and jacarandas.

Two pictures from the Cape Town film festival at the Egyptian Theater this weekend. Most of the other good ones are still on GeekPsyche’s phone.

Limos Only. 

Life in Hollywood. Book of Mormon opens tonight at the Pantages.

Limos Only.

Life in Hollywood. Book of Mormon opens tonight at the Pantages.

[tw: mention of abuse, rape] Circle of 6 App - a free app that can help to prevent violence

[tw: mention of abuse, rape] Circle of 6 App - a free app that prevents violence before it happens

inflateablefilth:

oldmanyellsatcloud:

aviantheatrics:

collababortion:

FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID!!

I’m stoked about this app - it was created in response to a White House challenge to create an app to help prevent sexual violence.  It’s free. It’s available for iPhones and Androids. It could save you or someone you care about.

WHOA WOWOW WHAT A GOOD

IF YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE THIS IS AMAZING I HAVE WANTED SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOREVER

For the linkphobic or lazy: It’s an app that lets you pre-select up to 6 of your contacts. It then has four buttons that automatically deploys a message to all of the selected numbers - a car icon that deploys a text saying “I need to get home now” that AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDES YOUR CURRENT GPS LOCATION AND A GOOGLEMAP TO WHEREVER YOU ARE, a phone icon that deploys a text reading “I need a distraction, please call me and pretend you need me”, an icon when you’re unsure or nervous about a relationship or sexual situation that sends you links to websites and resources and deploys an appropriate text, and the proverbial oh-shit button that automatically contacts two emergency contacts or hotlines of your choice

what a good app

And don’t forget: The fact that you have something that can near-instantly send a quick photograph or video to a secure e-mail server can in and of itself be a powerful weapon against multiple forms of violence before it even happens.

Your electronic eye can be a weapon in and of itself.

TW’d this cause it made me have weird feelings about my second rape because this could have saved me, I think. 

(via jhameia)

Few artists in the world challenge the penny-for-penny profits of global capitalism as bluntly as Mexico City native Cuevas. She puts revolutionary slogans inside mass-produced fortune cookies and hands out bottles of water taped with the word “Egalite” instead of “Evian,” because shouldn’t water always be free?

Her free pay phone is a new work produced for an exhibit at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, or Museum of Mexico City. The show, on view until Aug. 5, covers a career defined by Cuevas’ knack at turning art into giveaways for ordinary people hustling to make ends meet in a tough city. They are particularly subversive gestures for Mexico, the artist says, a society where the very wealthy and connected usually get all the shortcuts and giveaways they might wish.

Cuevas’ Mejor Vida Corp. is perhaps her most well-known conceptual project. This Better Life “corporation” distributed subway tickets inside underground stations, handed out low-price barcodes to sneak onto items in stores, and produced fake student ID cards (for transit and entertainment discounts) by request from strangers.
—Daniel Hernandez, “Mexico artist Minerva Cuevas is giving away phone calls,” LA Times
Few artists in the world challenge the penny-for-penny profits of global capitalism as bluntly as Mexico City native Cuevas. She puts revolutionary slogans inside mass-produced fortune cookies and hands out bottles of water taped with the word “Egalite” instead of “Evian,” because shouldn’t water always be free? Her free pay phone is a new work produced for an exhibit at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, or Museum of Mexico City. The show, on view until Aug. 5, covers a career defined by Cuevas’ knack at turning art into giveaways for ordinary people hustling to make ends meet in a tough city. They are particularly subversive gestures for Mexico, the artist says, a society where the very wealthy and connected usually get all the shortcuts and giveaways they might wish. Cuevas’ Mejor Vida Corp. is perhaps her most well-known conceptual project. This Better Life “corporation” distributed subway tickets inside underground stations, handed out low-price barcodes to sneak onto items in stores, and produced fake student ID cards (for transit and entertainment discounts) by request from strangers.

Daniel Hernandez, “Mexico artist Minerva Cuevas is giving away phone calls,” LA Times

Portland Airport, on my way home.

Portland Airport, on my way home.

Nothing is sadder than a beer abandoned in the bathroom.

Nothing is sadder than a beer abandoned in the bathroom.

At the LA Crossword Tournament

At the LA Crossword Tournament

Awesome Covers! From the restroom of Birds on Franklin

Awesome Covers! From the restroom of Birds on Franklin

Looking toward Tongva Peak from the Glendale Galleria.

Looking toward Tongva Peak from the Glendale Galleria.