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Bare Bodies, Mud Baths, and Beyond: Wet in Retrospect

In the late 1970s, bohemian hipsters on L.A.’s west side were getting Wet. Despite its small circulation, it became highly influential among local artists, designers, and architects. And now, “Making Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing,” provides a sampling of its spirit. Leonard Koren admits in his book that when he launched Wet in...

Today's Obsession: Blue Monday

This morning started off with a grand stroke; I realized I had one more copy of Blue Monday that I’d not yet found. A friend had sent it my way, knowing I collect covers of the track. It’s awful; I won’t post it. But this one, by Flunk, is lovely. Blue Monday was a...