Theis Duelund
Theis Duelund

Theis Duelund is a journalist and translator. His writing about music and culture has appeared in LA Weekly, Los Angeles magazine, OC Weekly, and the Danish publications Politiken, Musikeren, and Netudgaven, among others. A native of Denmark, he arrived in Los Angeles in 2009 to complete six months’ research on the city’s depiction in contemporary fiction, an experience that resulted in his permanent relocation. Duelund has also taught at UCLA and translated a variety of cultural products.

Recent Articles
Deafheaven: The Dark Side of Sunshine
Deafheaven: The Dark Side of Sunshine
Deafheaven's masterful musical eclecticism has given them crossover appeal and made them one of the most highly praised bands of the last decade. The metal band's recent release, "New Bermuda," is a cycle of sonic poems rooted in lead singer George Clarke's move from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
This Is the Place: Jay Shells Maps the Open City
This Is the Place: Jay Shells Maps the Open City
Jay Shells installs site-specific hip-hop lyrics around Los Angeles in an effort to map a place inhabited by marginalized people and often actively erased by hegemonic forces.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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