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Colin Archdeacon

Colin Archdeacon is a filmmaker and journalist from Los Angeles, California. He's into long books and bright lights.

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KCHUNG: listen online to LA’s coolest radio station

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Music on Thursday 27 June 2013

Operating out of a nondescript storefront in Los Angeles’ increasingly mysterious Chinatown, KCHUNG is a radio station after my own heart. Sure, you can pick them up on 1630 AM if you happen to be within their four block broadcast radius, but most listeners tune in online and you should too. KCHUNG is based on […]

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The art of body politics: a new series by Matthew Stone

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Sometimes art is most moving when it challenges us to reevaluate our identity. London artist Matthew Stone’s latest show at Subliminal Projects in LA does just that by taking viewers on a guided tour through the minefield of body politics. Through sly juxtapositions and heartfelt portraiture, Stone is able to destabilize some of the most […]

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Letters of Note: a collection of famous correspondence

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By Colin Archdeacon in Cool Websites on Monday 24 June 2013

We’re all voyeurs at heart, right? Well, I am anyways and so, it would seem, is Shaun Usher, the man behind the blog and soon-to-be-book, Letters of Note. Usher has amassed an astonishing archive of personal letters written by some of the most adventurous minds and engrossing personalities of our times. Going through Letters of Note is […]

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Babel Fair: a New York boutique of cool underground fashion

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Fashion on Monday 24 June 2013

Style shaman Erica Kiang has found a way to turn her closet into a business. A longtime devotee of underground global fashion trends, Kiang has been at the helm of Babel Fair, her eclectic boutique in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City, for almost four years now. Walking through the store, you get the […]

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Colin Stetson: avant-garde saxophone juggernaut

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Music on Monday 24 June 2013

Can you even remember the last time you were totally floored by an album? Not a single, not a playlist, not a mashup – AN ALBUM. Well, if you’re like me and spend most of your time hop-scotching through an iTunes library, allow me to introduce you to Colin Stetson, the avant-garde saxophone juggernaut behind New […]

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Williston: a film about the real North Dakota oil boom

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

Oil: it runs your car, it makes men rich, and it starts wars. But sometimes the effect it has on small communities is the most provocative. After reading a bevy of contradictory media coverage of the current oil boom in North Dakota, my friend Skyler Swezy and I decided to head out to the prairie […]

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