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Art Tavana is an award-winning writer & author of Goodbye, Guns N' Roses 

His byline has appeared in The Village Voice, VICE, Penthouse, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paste, The AV Club, Longform, MTV News, USA Today, Consequence of Sound, The Hollywood Reporter, The Spectator, Penthouse, and as a columnist at Playboy, HelloGiggles, and LA Weekly (where he was nominated for two LA Press Club Awards). 

 

Art's work has been discussed in The New York Times and Bret Easton Ellis's first nonfiction book, White. He currently teaches creative writing at UC Davis.

LA Weekly

Profile: Lauren Alice Avery [LA Weekly cover story]

LA Weekly

Profile: Sasha Grey [LA Press Club Award nominee]

Pitchfork

Democracy of Sound: Is GarageBand Good for Music? [Pitchfork]

The Spectator

Thirty-Five Years of Crying to 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' [The Spectator]

Playboy

Examining the Feminist Revolution in Women's Wrestling [Playboy]

The Hollywood Reporter

Interview: Oliver Stone [The Hollywood Reporter]

Arc Digital

Lana Del Rey: In Praise of a Difficult Woman [Arc Digital]

Consequence of Sound

Four Days in a Row of Ty Segall: America's Next Guitar Hero [Consequence of Sound]

Arc Digital

A Love Letter to 'Almost Famous' [Arc Digital]

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'Cleopatra' Still Dazzles 60 Years Later [The Spectator]

Playboy

Interview: P.J. O'Rourke [Playboy]

The Spectator

Vince McMahon’s Final Act [The Spectator]

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The Shock Value of Lena Dunham [The Spectator]

Arc Digital

Why 'F is for Family' is Funny [Arc Digital]

Penthouse

Women of the Gun: Instagram's Gun Porn Stars [Penthouse]

LA Weekly

Profile: Izzy Stradlin [Winner of 2017 LA Press Club Award]

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How Netflix Changed Comedy [The Spectator]

The Spectator

The Romcom’s ‘Ticket to Paradise’? Women [The Spectator]

HuffPost

Concert Review: Dum Dum Girls [HuffPost]

Billboard

The Divisive Legacy & Surprising Future of 'Chinese Democracy' [Billboard]

LA Weekly

Concert Review: Final Vivian Girls' Show [LA Weekly]

Arc Digital

Is Dave Chappelle Punching Up or Down? [Arc Digital]

LA Weekly

Profile: Colleen Green [LA Weekly]

Playboy

The Dangerous Brand of Milo Yiannopoulos [Playboy]

The A.V. Club

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” marked a turning point for Guns N’ Roses [The A.V. Club]

Quillette

19 of the Loneliest Films Ever Made [Quillette]

LA Weekly

Studying the Music from the John Hughes Canon [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Why Are People Still Debating Whether Die Hard is a Christmas Movie? [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

How an Underground Wrestling League in the Valley Made L.A. an Indie Wrestling Mecca [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Profile: Jeff Hardy [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

'Last Call With Carson Daly' Has Become Late-Night TV's Best Show for New Music [LA Weekly]

Quillette

Obituary: Buck Henry [Quillette]

LA Weekly

Profile: Drab Majesty [LA Weekly]

Playboy

Trump's Apprentice: Inside a Millennial's Rise to the President's Side [Playboy]

LA Weekly

Every Best Coast Song, Ranked [LA Weekly]

The Spectator

Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood [The Spectator]

LA Weekly

Every Tool Song, Ranked [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Profile: AnnMaria De Mars [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

NOFX's Fat Mike Defined '90s Punk Mischief [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Profile: Cooper Hefner [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Confessions of a Mall Rat [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Concert Review: Burgerama III [LA Weekly]

The Village Voice

10 Reasons Why 1994 Was the Best Year for Music [The Village Voice]

LA Weekly

L.A.'s Top 10 Rising Female-Fronted Bands [LA Weekly]

Paste

Review: Best Coast [Paste]

LA Weekly

The Vans Warped Tour 2015: Welcome to All-Ages Capitalism [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Concert Review: The Smell's 17th Anniversary Show [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Profile: West Coast Rap Legend Ras Kass [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

Concert Review: The Guns N' Roses Reunion [LA Weekly]

LA Weekly

A&R Legend Tom Zutaut Risked His Job to Sign Guns N' Roses [LA Weekly]

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