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The Rise of the L.A. Art Witch

December 2, 2016

Witches or Witch-curious folks! Check out my recent piece in CARLA on the power of witchcraft in the Los Angeles art world. “More and more frequently we’re seeing contemporary artists utilize the methodologies of witchcraft in their practice, largely because, by its very nature, witchcraft is a political and creative act commanding power back into the hands of people who have historically been banished from the inner circles of cultural authority.” Art Witches unite! Read the article here. Or pick…

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KCHUNG Oracle Hour with Wendy C. Ortiz – 18 Sept 2016

October 5, 2016

Wendy C. Ortiz, therapist, and author of three books, wrote her first chapbook in the 2nd grade. She always considered herself a writer. But when she was 13, just in junior high, she was seduced by her English teacher, drawn into a years long abusive relationship with him that didn’t end until she graduated high school. Join us for this emotional episode of the Oracle Hour wherein we discuss: how one knows they’re a writer; how abuse effects your relationships throughout your…

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How I Became the Oracle of Los Angeles — (part 1)

October 3, 2016

When I was 19 I had big dreams, but no idea what to do to accomplish them. My sense was that basically what you had to do was get involved with life. For me that meant: Moving to San Francisco on a whim and living in a big Edwardian house in the Western Addition with a chaos magician-cum-Big 5 Sporting Goods assistant manager; a clinically depressed baristo with a Leonard Cohen obsession; a speed addict who was hearing voices that…

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Adrienne Walser’s Review of “Incantations for Navigating the Cardinal Directions of Los Angeles”

June 21, 2015

So excited to read Adrienne Walser’s impassioned creative response to my “Incantations for Navigating the Cardinal Directions of Los Angeles” books for The Art Book Review. Los Angeles is a weird and wonderful labyrinth of magic, I’m grateful to be traveling these roads in such inspired company. Incantations at the Art Book Review…

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