FORTH Magazine

FORTH was created to explore, examine, and expose the work of both established and up-and-coming artists and writers. Through these digital pages, we take readers into the world of the author, the mind of the poet, the vision of the artist, to gain a unique perspective of the often intriguing, sometimes haunting, always strange, little worlds of our most innovative creators. Our mission is to support writers and artists by exposing their work and exploring their lives, and to maintain a recurring set of innovative writers and journalists that you'll only see in our pages. Our content isn't classical or traditional. We publish short format writing for the modern reader and contemporary art that challenges the modern onlooker. Founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2009, FORTH represents art and literature in a way that resonates with an evolving need for interactive media. The West Coast is on the scene. Welcome and enjoy!



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Work-Life Balance: An Interview with Artist Hudson Christie

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More often then not, we find ourselves waking up at 7 AM and making the trek to a job we really have no business doing. We leave our hearts at the door, and with it the fourteen-year-old self we promised a life of magic, beekeeping, that full-time larping gig. In the award-winning series, Work-Life Balance, Toronto-based artist…

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Writerly, Weird & Unwieldy: An Interview With Wendy C. Ortiz

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Angelenos—pay attention. We have a new muse. She comes in the form of the wise-eyed, corkscrew-curled Wendy C. Ortiz, author of last year’s hypnotizing debut memoir, “Excavation,” and most recently, the enigmatic “Hollywood Notebook” (available now). Ortiz’s writing, from her poetry to her lyric nonfiction, is intimate, like a whisper, but erupts on the page in such a…

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The Element of Surprise: An Interview with Artist Li Hongbo

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We live in a time of constant war, financial fallout, flippant extinction, an entire society governed by SEO and engined by terror, cosmetic manipulation in utero, celebrity worship, athlete worship, religious mayhem and the death of God, fear of police, fear of everything; our children can DM terrorists on Twitter, fly to Istanbul and cross into…

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Foto Friday

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The Mayfly has a lifespan of 24 hours, just enough time to reproduce and dance together in small groups.  In this week’s Foto Friday, we examine how a woman navigates through a world created in mans image. If the tall tale is true, if we sprang from the rib of a man named Adam, from…

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Foto Friday

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In Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, spatial intelligence is the “ability to visualize with the mind’s eye.” A trait dominated by xy, architects, mathematicians, scientists, and the blind. In this week’s Foto Friday we take a look into the androgyny that lies hidden within the pockets of American culture. A secret, happy society of tomgirls and boys. Though they may bound…

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