Lilledeshan Bose
Lilledeshan Bose

Born and raised in the Philippines, Lilledeshan Bose moved to the US in 2003 and settled in Orange County. Her creative writing has been published in the US, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Finland and China, but she’s also worked as an editor at the Press-Enterprise, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and OC Weekly. Bose has dabbled in film, music and performance poetry, but these days, she’s obsessed with her 1-year-old son, Jah.

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WHAT INSPIRES ME: Coffee at 2 a.m., enormous museums, airports

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Long Beach: Retro Row, Fullerton: Downtown, Riverside: the Mission Inn

FAVORITE WRITERS: Tim O'Brien, Banana Yoshimoto, Ninotchka Rosca, Jessica Hagedorn, Haruki Murakami, Stephen Dobyns, Gustavo Arellano

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Jack White, Stephanie Syjuco

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Banksy, Shepard Fairey

LOCATION: Long Beach/Fullerton/Riverside (So I live in Long Beach right now, but we're moving to Fullerton as soon as we get word from the house we applied to, and as you know I'll be working in Riverside...so....)

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Pre-LSD Beatles

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: People talk about Orange County being sterile, but that’s a terribly inaccurate. To love Orange County, you have to be a sleuth. You have to WANT to find things. You need that inquisitive spirit, since there’s so much to discover. From the best Vietnamese food in Westminster, to garage bands practicing in industrial warehouses in Santa Ana to live artists at Fullerton hip-hop shows, you’ll see that each city has its own unique character. The best part? You (almost never) have to pay for parking.

Recent Articles
The Riverside Legacy: California Plein Air Paintings Past and Present
The Riverside Legacy: California Plein Air Paintings Past and Present
In a new exhibition at the the Riverside Art Museum, featured works tell the history of plein air in Riverside and other parts of the Inland region.
Skeith de Wine and the Uncertain Future of the Leonardo Da Vinci Institute
Skeith de Wine and the Uncertain Future of the Leonardo Da Vinci Institute
Artist Skeith de Wine looks at the contemporary world and asks, "What would Da Vinci do?"
LACMA9: A Nomadic Community Film School
LACMA9: A Nomadic Community Film School
LACMA's new educational initiative, the LACMA9 Art + Film Lab, is a traveling interactive installation/event and community space that will visit nine SoCal communities over a 16 month period.
The Social Art of Jorg Dubin
The Social Art of Jorg Dubin
Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin has spent 35 years as a professional artist, designer and art director, but questions about human psychology still keep him up at night.
Punk Rock Origins: The Story Behind Bad Religion
Punk Rock Origins: The Story Behind Bad Religion
Artbound speaks with L.A. punk rockers Bad Religion about their early days and the essence of the band.
Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment
Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment
Twenty years ago, musician Emilio Morales started La Banda Elástica as a fanzine. It featured huge Latin alternative acts at a time when no other American publication did.
A Conversation on Chicano Art: Artist Jose Lozano and Collector Armando Duron
A Conversation on Chicano Art: Artist Jose Lozano and Collector Armando Duron
Jose Lozano and Armando Duron discuss Chicano art, artists who identify with the Chicano label, and the gallery exhibit "Open Your Eyes/Abre Los Ojos" at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
Parker Jacobs Can't Lose
Parker Jacobs Can't Lose
"Yo Gabba Gabba" art director Parker Jacobs inspired the Aquabats and also inspired a whole generation of kids to be gleefully weird. The most influential Hungtington Beach artist that you've never heard of recalls his long, strange, colorful path to fame.
Art With An Agenda: An Exhibit Inspired by Kelly Thomas
Art With An Agenda: An Exhibit Inspired by Kelly Thomas
Can art heal a community? More than 50 Orange County artist displayed works inspired by the life and circumstances surrounding the death of Kelly Thomas.
Hijabistas: Inside the World of Muslim-American Fashion
Hijabistas: Inside the World of Muslim-American Fashion
Hijabista. The word -- which fuses "hijab" and "fashionista" -- gained traction a few years ago when young Muslim women realized they could follow the Islamic rules for modest dressing without stifling creative expression. Now, in Irvine, Muslim-American women discover new ways to express themselves through fashion.
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