Short Takes

  • Shelley De Soto on Tidawhitney Lek

    Shelley De Soto on Tidawhitney Lek

    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.

    Jan 30

  • Grandmas Gone Wild

    Grandmas Gone Wild

    Spring break came early for these singing, dancing, and jamming elders. Someone get the grandmas under control!

    Jan 28

  • Gillian Sneed on Rosemary Mayer

    Gillian Sneed on Rosemary Mayer

    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.

    Jan 26

  • Get Yourself a Human Barbell

    Get Yourself a Human Barbell

    Jamie Peck on what happens when bicoastal feminist DIYers use one another as exercise equipment during a punk show.

    Jan 24

  • Bukowski and Li Po

    Bukowski and Li Po

    Ever wondered where Charles Bukowski would take a travel companion of his choice in California? Well, wonder no longer.

    Jan 20

  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    Danielle Monique decided not to go to Jamaica, but found herself at the beach anyway (and without even having to go to the Westside).

    Jan 19

  • Walk on the Wild Side

    Walk on the Wild Side

    Brittany Menjivar was so preoccupied with whether or not she could, she didn't stop to think if she should (luckily, she was right).

    Jan 16

  • L.A.’s Uncool School

    L.A.’s Uncool School

    Damon Willick returns to an important moment in Los Angeles art history and finds it more diverse than some might remember.

    Jan 15

  • Backseat Filming

    Backseat Filming

    Emma dePaulo Reid explores what it might mean to experience the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the backseat of a van.

    Jan 11

  • Ama Codjoe on Robert Pruitt

    Ama Codjoe on Robert Pruitt

    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.

    Jan 10

  • Theme Park or Museum?

    Theme Park or Museum?

    Jack Skelley tours Luna Luna, an art theme park recently resurrected by Drake, containing work by Basquiat, Haring, and others.

    Jan 6

  • Reporting Live from Hell

    Reporting Live from Hell

    Madeleine Connors shells out for fascism cosplay and finds that sometimes the games are best left on screen.

    Jan 5