Art
"I put on your old jacket and walked" by Thomas Davis

“I put on your old jacket and walked” by Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis is a full time scientist and part time writer who's currently working on developing more poetry concerning life from a scientist's perspective.
"LIPCHITZ" by Paul Siegell

“LIPCHITZ” by Paul Siegell

Created entirely in the lo-fi of Microsoft Word, the following vispo spreads are from Paul Siegell's manuscript, JACQUES LIPCHITZ, which is a book-length visual love poem built upon typographical recreations of the artist’s sculptural biography.
3 HYBRIDS, by Melissa McDaniel

3 HYBRIDS, by Melissa McDaniel

Melissa McDaniel is Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She runs Get Lit NYC, a guide for finding readings in NYC, and she tweets at @melissamcd29.
LIVING ART: An Artist's Guide to Creating Your Own World, by Aurora Lady

LIVING ART: An Artist’s Guide to Creating Your Own World, by Aurora Lady

Aurora Lady is a mixed media artist who has been an ardent proponent of the DIY ethic since her teen years. She's also our special guest for Friday's inaugural "VOX & Voices" reading + music event at Stories! RSVP here and see more of her work at www.auroralady.com.
SUMMER OF SILENCE, a Photo Series by Vivian Martinez

SUMMER OF SILENCE, a Photo Series by Vivian Martinez

Photographer Vivian Martinez spent the summer taking her Instax Fujifilm polaroid camera from piñata stores in L.A. to remote festivals all the way in Joshua Tree, capturing scenes of friendship, music and independence in the spirit of summer. 
HAVE A DUM SUMMER: A Map of Summer Spaces

HAVE A DUM SUMMER: A Map of Summer Spaces

DUM DUM Zine and our summer guest editor Katharine Hargreaves have teamed up to bring you our DUM SUMMER Map, which celebrates pop-up, DIY, and creative allied spaces throughout Los Angeles. (Oh, and popsicles and bocce ball.) Have a DUM summer, and be sure to check out some of these summer-only activities at our...
Transitory L.A.: An Essay in Black and White by Katharine Hargreaves

Transitory L.A.: An Essay in Black and White by Katharine Hargreaves

This feature began with a simple premise: document white and black things in Los Angeles. I had no intention other than to see if a pattern emerged from working within these restrictions. I’ve had an ongoing love affair with the elements of the Los Angeles cityscape since I moved here: the lines and grid, concrete...
DUM REVIEW: "Remembering Priscilla Prescott" at Skylight Books, by Taylor Yates

DUM REVIEW: “Remembering Priscilla Prescott” at Skylight Books, by Taylor Yates

Lead a modern girl to Hollywood, and she’ll strive to be a starlet. Lead Lenae Day to Hollywood, and she’ll school you on the history of a city steeped in decades of scandal—all while rocking a handmade wardrobe and a range of meticulously crafted characters. Ms. Day’s “Remembering Priscilla Prescott,” presented last Friday at Skylight...
FUTURE EYES Foto Show

FUTURE EYES Foto Show

L.A.'s purveyor of sight-altering kaleidoscopic fashion frames, Future Eyes, hosted its very first photo show at The L.A. Fort on Saturday night. All walks of our city's occult DIY community gathered to view crowd-sourced photographs taken through the very same crystals used inside their fashion frames
Brute Forcing Damien Hirst by Absis Minas

Brute Forcing Damien Hirst by Absis Minas

This contract comes to you from Issue 3 contributor Absis Minas, whose piece "Conversation about Pies, War & Suicide" appears in PUNKS & Scholars. The punks in us had to post this after having spent 4 days straight tabling oh so scholarly at MoCA last week.
Letters from our Objects: Palm Readings

Letters from our Objects: Palm Readings

An Angelino artist with an eye for architecture and design, Pedro has been part of the DUM DUM initiative since inception. Plus we’ve been in love with his photo collection + caption series entitled Palm Readings, so we asked him to design an object from his year-long journey of documenting palm trees using only a handful of...
Letters from our Objects: Talking About Art While Pooping

Letters from our Objects: Talking About Art While Pooping

Poop and Art?! Our friend and artist Suzanne Oshinsky's been asking people to talk about their bathroom art for her contribution to Issue 3, Talking About Art While Pooping. An interview series that asks people to discuss the way in which they curate their bathroom is exactly the kind of low and high brow...