Short Takes

  • Rob Faucette on Lester Balog

    Rob Faucette on Lester Balog

    1:1 invites writers to reflect on a single work of art with focus, care, and imagination to expand how we view, receive, and write about art.

    Mar 3

  • Velcro Shoes and Moons Over My Hammy

    Velcro Shoes and Moons Over My Hammy

    David Diaz is ready to say “WTF is up, Denny’s?!” after watching Ceremony play their classic 2010 LP “Rohnert Park” live at the Hollywood Palladium.

    Feb 29

  • Shakespeare in the Mental Institution

    Shakespeare in the Mental Institution

    Brooke Hallie Metayer asks, “Wherefore art thou, Romeo and Juliet ballet?” and finds it at the Ahmanson Theater, courtesy of choreographer Matthew...

    Feb 23

  • When Grown Men Cry

    When Grown Men Cry

    Outside the Crypto.com Arena, the grief and love of grown men briefly erupted in a gush of tears and chants and memories.

    Feb 15

  • Freaks Come Out at Night

    Freaks Come Out at Night

    Eloise Rollins-Fife masks up and gets down with the art world's cutest creeps, ranging from “sexy rabbit” to “life-sized Furby.”

    Feb 13

  • Schiff on Partegàs

    Schiff on Partegàs

    1:1 invites writers to reflect on a single work of art with focus, care, and imagination to expand how we view, receive, and write about art.

    Feb 11

  • For the Love of Books

    For the Love of Books

    Brittany Menjivar went to the antiquarian book conference and found a fuzzy belly, murderous frog, and rec center chairman.

    Feb 9

  • Faded Tees and Toothless Grins

    Faded Tees and Toothless Grins

    David Diaz dreams of one day telling his grandchildren about the hardcore punk show from his porch on the outskirts of town.

    Feb 8

  • Eve Wood on Julie Adler

    Eve Wood on Julie Adler

    1:1 invites writers to reflect on a single work of art with focus, care, and imagination to expand how we view, receive, and write about art.

    Feb 6

  • The Kids Are Alright

    The Kids Are Alright

    In the wake of his recent reconsideration, current intern Belén Yudess pulls up an article David Graeber co-authored.

    Feb 4

  • Kate the Great

    Kate the Great

    Rebecca Giordano attends Kate Berlant’s one-woman show in Pasadena and finds that, sometimes, bigger is indeed better.

    Feb 3

  • Sidewalk Geometry

    Sidewalk Geometry

    Marie Catalano considers how sometimes all the artist has to do is see the art that’s always already there.

    Feb 2

  • Appreciating Appreciation

    Appreciating Appreciation

    Come for the Gen-X indie film legend, stay for the 245-piece disposable Jack Sparrow tableware set.

    Feb 1

  • Simpler Times

    Simpler Times

    Meet me at the coastal indie sleaze–themed comedy show/birthday warehouse party in Downtown Los Angeles?

    Jan 31