Born into an era of activism, Altamont and mind-expanding drugs, Oullette’s youth was a mixture of old world values and new world sexual intellect. And while the visual indulgence of Catholic church lasted only a brief period, it left him notably scarred. He began drawing as a child. He found he co
Mark Ryden came to preeminence in the 1990’s during a time when many artists, critics and collectors were quietly championing a return to the art of painting. With his masterful technique and disquieting content, Ryden quickly became one of the leaders of this movement on the West Coast.
Los Angeles writer Aimee Bender, known for her poignant portrayals of eccentricity, has published two short story collections and one novel. Her first collection, 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt' (1998), received rave reviews and was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second book, a novel titl
Benjamin Kunkel, novelist and founding editor at n+1, grew up in Colorado. He attended California's rural, all-male Deep Springs College, before finishing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He later received an MFA from Columbia University.
Kunkel, who has contributed essays and artic