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Author Tess Hofmann

  • Tess Hofmann


Rising Above Rhinestones: How Ed Hardy Got His Name Back From Hollywood

Ed Hardy’s new memoir, "Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos," highlights a long-forgotten biographical detail: The 68-year-old Corona del Mar native is an artist who was celebrated for intricate tattoos Read more...

Jubilee Fest Rocks New Arts District Venue

After three years in Silver Lake, the Jubilee Music & Arts Festival staged its first event in its new downtown location this weekend – and it was a success. Read more...

Free Music and Beer at Vice's Casa Indio

Casa Indio, which runs through June 8, features nighttime performances by Heavy Hawaii, DJ Zak Matic, Daniel Maloso and others. Read more...

Jubilee Festival Gears up for its Downtown Debut

Capitalizing on its downtown locale, organizers of the Jubilee Music & Arts Festival are cranking up the volume, pushing back set times, and, for the first time, will host indoor and outdoor stages. Read more...

'The Bling Ring' Book: a Primer on Fame and a Warning about its Perils

A potent mix of greed, ambition, and self-delusion, the real-life escapades of the "Bling Ring" have been chronicled in a non-fiction book that comes out today. Read more...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, TV On The Radio, MGMT: FYF Fest 2013 Announces Lineup

It has grown up from gritty, DIY shindig to a full-fledged music powerhouse but there are still a few (comparatively) unknown gems on the roster. Read more...

His Name is "Mud": A Q&A with Jeff Nichols

The Arkansas-bred director talks about Mud, a slow-burn drama starring Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive who befriends a teenage boy. Read more...

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