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Cici Apitz’s photography offers a biting critique of our the U.S. food system, and Kaia King-Hall’s drawings are tools for communication, self-discovery, and reclaiming her power.

This week, KCRW’s Young Creators Project is highlighting the work of two visual artists who spoke to Lindsay Preston-Zappas, founder and editor-in-chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles. In Ceci Apitz’s photograph, a hand dips a spoon into a colorful bowl of Fruit Loops. A carton floats above, pouring milk eerily into the bowl as … Read more

How Andy Summers Sneaked a Solo Into ‘Message in a Bottle’

How Andy Summers Sneaked a Solo Into 'Message in a Bottle'

Andy Summers said most guitarists were unable to play the Police classic “Message in a Bottle” because there was more to it than they realized. The track appeared on their second album, Regatta de Blancin 1979. In a new interview with Guitar Player, Summers explained how he assembled his contribution. “Sting showed me the riff … Read more

New Pedal: Whimsy Machines Jeff V2 Fuzz

New Pedal: Whimsy Machines Jeff V2 Fuzz

Updated Jun. 9, 2022 by Paolo De Gregorio With its five knobs and two toggle switches, the Whimsy Machines Jeff is a Muff-inspired fuzz for the tweaking-inclined – although this new version develops the circuit in creative directions unknown to any of the original Big Muffs. The three knobs in the center are a rather … Read more

Meet the Houstonian Behind Alief Art House

Meet the Houstonian Behind Alief Art House

Located in Alief Spark Park and Nature Center are two shipping containers. They sit perpendicularly in a sprawling green field, one painted bold turmeric, the other a deep navy blue with two of its sides adorned by eye-catching murals. These containers make up Alief Art House, an artist-run space in Southwest Houston. At … Read more

The Best Crazy, Weird, And Unusual Fuzz Pedals In 2022

The Best Crazy, Weird, And Unusual Fuzz Pedals In 2022

Updated Jun. 9, 2022 by Griffin Jennings More Best of Fuzz Articles Here The very first fuzzes, like the Maestro Fuzz Tone and the Arbiter Fuzz Face, were rather rude-sounding, but there was something even more gnarly, unpredictable, and brutal sounding lurking inside these simple circuits. Starving the voltage to the transistors could create velcro-like … Read more