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Juliet Bennett Rylah

Juliet Bennett Rylah

Juliet Bennett Rylah is a Los Angeles-based journalist who writes about history, art, culture, immersive theater, food and travel. She loves cats, Halloween and urban legends. Follow her via @jbrylah.

Juliet Bennett Rylah
A still from the short animated film "Wolf and Cub" depicts a Black father and son standing at the edge of a cliff, looking off to a vast desert landscape. In the middle of the desert landscape is a building. The son is piggy-backed on the father's shoulders and the father is holding some sort of staff.
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Fine Cut

An Animator’s Sudden Death Derailed His Film, So His Friends Finished It for Him

The short animated film was the last script written by CalArts animator and writer Marvin Scott Bynoe before his sudden death March 2020. Over a year later, the unfinished project was completed by over 80 CalArts students and professors as a labor of love.
A hiking trail at Griffith Park.
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Artbound

How to Experience 'Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK' at Griffith Park

"Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK" is a meditative experience that marries music to Griffith Park's natural splendor. Here's how to navigate the GPS-enabled app, for a worry-free experience.
A person records themself on their phone. | iStock via Getty Images
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Southland Sessions

How to Record Yourself on Your Phone

Though studios may be closed and you might be socially distancing from your crew, you can still use your phone to record performances, and the internet to share them with the world. Here are some basic tips to make the most of your at-home studio. 
Gray microphone with a colorful art background | Michal Czyz / Unsplash
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Southland Sessions

How to Give Great Virtual Interviews

Because of the pandemic, interviews are most commonly conducted online or over the phone, so we’ve got some tips to make the most of your virtual interviews.
Karlie Blair coding | Courtesy of Karlie Blair
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Southland Sessions

How to be Productive When Art-Making Is Slow

Many artists find work has dried up due to COVID-19, but it doesn’t mean you have to stop working entirely. Several artists and people who work with artists share their best tips on things to do when work is slow.
Empty red velvet chairs | Felix Mooneeram / Unsplash
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Southland Sessions

As Pandemic Continues, Theater Becomes Increasingly Personal Online

From personalized poetry readings to guided ritual-making, theater is able to collapse physical space and create intensely personal experiences.
Allison Waite and her crew interviewing someone for "The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins." | Courtesy of Allison Waite
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Fine Cut

Young Filmmakers Brave A Changed World in 2020

What happens when you graduate in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic that requires you to stay six feet away from everyone outside your household? For film students, it’s a mixed bag.
A Stil Life Ceramics instructor teaches an online workshop. | Courtesy of Stil Life Ceramics
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Southland Sessions

Tips and Practices for Conducting an Online Workshop

We asked experts and artists who’ve recently made the transition to online workshops for their best tips, caveats and practices.
Cover for "Sleeping Swin" in which listeners the liminal state between sleeping and waking, dreaming and reality. | Courtesy of The Unmarked Door
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Southland Sessions

Immersive Audio Allows for Virtual Trips and Visceral Thrills

Rolfe Kent is producing 360 sound to create adventures so immersive you’d swear you were there.
Don Francisco with his namesake coffee | Courtesy of Gaviña Coffee Company
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The Migrant Kitchen

The Family Behind Porto's Cuban Coffee

If you’ve ever ordered a coffee with your potato balls at Porto’s, you were drinking Gaviña coffee. What the casual consumer may not realize is that the Gaviña family tells a classic Los Angeles immigrant story, not unlike the Porto's family, and it begin
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