Nikki Darling
Nikki Darling

Nikki Darling is a student in the Creative Writing/Literature PhD program at USC. Her poetry and experimental essays center around subjectivity, persona, and post-structualist methods of deconstructing literary form and meaning. She is finishing her first novel, "Fade Into You," a memoir of mixed race identity in the San Gabriel Valley during the 1990's. Her criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Art Book Review, Tomorrow Magazine and Public Books, among others. Her essay Appropriate For Destruction was included in Best Music Writing 2010.

Website: ndarling.com/
Recent Articles
This Body is Not That: Sonic Frontiers with Jules Gimbrone
This Body is Not That: Sonic Frontiers with Jules Gimbrone
Jules Gimbrone believes that sound is the most radical of mediums.
Haunted Geographies: The Living Work of Kenyatta A.C Hinkle
Haunted Geographies: The Living Work of Kenyatta A.C Hinkle
Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle's Kentifrica project is the creation of a continent where the histories of Kentucky and the ancestral heritage of West Africa converge.
Soft Parade: The Quiet Violence of Alika Cooper
Soft Parade: The Quiet Violence of Alika Cooper
The artwork of Alika Cooper is appropriated from the work of male photographers and arranged into sumptuous collages.
Paul Pescador and the Dark Side of Intimacy
Paul Pescador and the Dark Side of Intimacy
Paul Pescador's art wants to get familiar with you. His work keep viewers at an emotional and physical distance, creating a constant yearning for consistency.
Lost and Found: Wintergarten LTD's Photographic Narratives
Lost and Found: Wintergarten LTD's Photographic Narratives
In the act of taking pictures we preserve a record of ourselves. Parker Davis collects photographs from different sources to create a wonderland of composites.
The Ephemeral Texts of Jibade-Khalil Huffman
The Ephemeral Texts of Jibade-Khalil Huffman
The work of writer/artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman addresses the age-old human condition within our modern social structure.
Orlando in the Mist: The Work of Katie Herzog
Orlando in the Mist: The Work of Katie Herzog
L.A. artist Katie Herzog's latest work, debuting at the Night Gallery on June 29, deals with the issues of transgendered language and identity.
Locals Only: Pop and Politics at Experience Music Project L.A.
Locals Only: Pop and Politics at Experience Music Project L.A.
The EMP festival explores L.A.'s long and vibrant musical history by tracking down those lesser known and more carefully protected pockets that changed and altered the musical landscape.
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