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  • Nipples on Facebook

    Since we last wrote about actress/writer/director Lina Esco’s new film, “Free The Nipple” there have been a few developments worth sharing. First, Miley Cyrus tweeted @freethenipple with the below photos pushing for gender equality, which was a surprising but much needed shot in the arm for the film’s reach. In the following storm of traffic…

  • This May Be The Last Time

    The below trailer for “This May Be The Last Time” was just released in advance of next week’s premier at the Sundance film festival. The film is a documentary about America’s first music, focused on the ethnomusicology of Native American hymns once sung during the trail of tears, and sung again when Director Sterlin Harjo’s…

  • All Visual LA

    The ALL Visual Los Angeles slideshows are curated and hosted by Henry Diltz and Dola Baroni. This past Thursday was the two year anniversary of the monthly slideshow and as always there was interesting work and a good crowd here at The Forge. As next month there will not be an AVLA event I thought…

  • Privacy in a Digital Age

    As the clip above from South Park illustrates, we’re a society that freely shares a lot of our information publicly while (occasionally) pointing out that we should be entitled to a certain amount of privacy. Whether snooping is being done by governments, corporations, or individual hackers (or all of the above), there is a wealth…

  • Free The Nipple – Teaser

    A new independent film on #freethenipple movement is coming soon by a friend of ours – writer, director and actress Lina Esco – about something I think we should all be able to rally behind. The cause is near and dear to her heart, and is a basic question she poses about the social norms that govern…

  • Derek Wood

    Derek Wood is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles, CA and often shooting in studio at the Forge. Originally from Maine, Derek mostly shoots fashion work and is a regular contributor for Zooey Magazine. Check out his website for more of his work.

  • Dead Hello Crowdfunding

    As I wrote about previously, our friend Callin Passero is in the midst of releasing new tracks from his solo project “Dead Hello” (some of which are linked below) and has just announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to enable him to finish recording the album in studio. The perks include a signed guitar,…

  • Forge LA Halloween Party

    The annual Forge Halloween party is set to kick off next Saturday, October 26th around 9pm. I wrote about last year’s Halloween party and Indiegogo fundraiser, and have been helping set up the event for the past few years so I wanted to write a post letting people in the Los Angeles area know about…

  • FOUND Magazine Release Party

    Davy Rothbart is a very cool and interesting guy. He’s the founder/editor of FOUND Magazine, a publication that collects found writings. He’s also an author, film-maker and contributor on NPR’s “This American Life”. Davy recently finished a documentary about a high school basketball team from Medora, Indiana, called “Medora”, which has been making its way…