ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: Start Vault

0 Comments 12 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on San Clemente-based multimedia artist Brett Crawford aka Start Vault. by Daniel Barron   Painter, metal sculptor, printmaker, illustrator and street artist Brett Crawford, aka Start Vault, started making art again in 2013 after a thirteen-year hiatus. The four years since have kept Crawford very busy, with his work being found on walls across Southern California, the  “Peepshow” illustration […]

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ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: Mary Syring

0 Comments 06 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on San Francisco-based illustrator Mary Syring. by Daniel Barron   Bay Area-born illustrator Mary Syring draws from classic storybook illustrators like John Tenniel, art nouveau, witch lore, and her own Irish ancestry to craft colorful, symbolic worlds that are dark delights.   On her inspirations: “Arthur Rackham is a huge inspiration of mine, […]

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MUSIC

Gabrielle Wortman On The Seductive Fog of Smoke Season

0 Comments 05 February 2017

Gabrielle Wortman of the electro-soul duo Smoke Season talks tackling social issues in music, the group’s latest direction, and the album that inspired her the most. by Daniel Barron   Smoke Season derives their namesake from the thick fog of artifice that tends to sour Los Angeles. Where life on the hustle often means cloudy […]

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ART

Yay! LA Magazine, 2012-2016

0 Comments 23 October 2016

Yay! LA ascends into the great beyond. By Daniel Barron   Be open. That’s the simplest way I can sum up what I’ve learned in four years and change. Be open to exploring, creating, listening, experiencing new things, meeting new people, taking risks, saying “yes,” being wrong, making an ass of yourself, getting hit in the […]

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FILM/TV

Jessie Kahnweiler Talks Her Raw, Funny The Skinny

0 Comments 21 October 2016

Writer/director Jessie Kahnweiler discusses her painfully funny webseries The Skinny, now available via Refinery29. by Daniel Barron   The pratfalls of making it and faking it as a Millennial have become well-tread ground in film, TV, and especially DIY online content. We persevere in the face of questionable internships, a noncommittal dating landscape, a fickle […]

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ART

Adam Roth: Another World

0 Comments 17 October 2016

Echo Park-based illustrator Adam Roth talks about the fascinations that fuel his alien worlds. by Daniel Barron   Adam Roth was in surgery the first day of his life. The Echo Park-based illustrator was born with VATER Syndrome, a severe combination of birth defects that affects the lungs, vertebrae, kidneys, and sometimes heart and limbs. […]

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ART

The Photo Finesse of Kung Fu Breakfast

0 Comments 12 October 2016

Photographer Jay Kantor aka Kung Fu Breakfast talks about his pursuit of capturing and enhancing “artist lifestylers.” By Daniel Barron   For most people with a creative cell in their body, the arts are a phase or a respite, an after-hours activity that clears the cobwebs. You found it in the pages of a notebook […]

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LITERATURE

Best of Yay! LA: Literature

0 Comments 27 September 2016

Get comfy with Yay! LA’s finest author interviews and original literary content. By Daniel Barron   A year after its debut, Yay! LA Magazine went from a publication that covers culture to a platform for culture itself. We opened the door to review any short stories, poetry, flash fiction, columns, or essays that people wanted […]

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CULTURE

The Urban Odyssey of Audio Drama Greater Boston

0 Comments 27 September 2016

Authors and playwrights Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason discuss the execution behind their serialized audio drama Greater Boston. By Daniel Barron   It begins when Leon Stamatis, a man known for his clockwork-precise management of life, dies on a roller coaster, seemingly willing himself to death under the weight of his situation’s uncertainty. This sudden tragedy will send ripples […]

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FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Best of Yay! LA: Short Films

0 Comments 26 September 2016

The collected Short Film Showcase from Yay! LA’s four-year history. by Daniel Barron   Our Best Of Yay! LA collections are almost finished! We’ll have one more for you this week besides a final recap post and a handful of pieces. Here is a convenient platter of the short films and mini docs that we […]

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