FOUND Magazine Comes to CalArts

Davy and Peter Rothbart

Davy and Peter Rothbart of ‘FOUND’ Magazine are at CalArts tonight. | Image: Courtesy of ‘FOUND’)

FOUND Magazine co-creator and editor Davy Rothbart and musical accompanist—his brother Peter—stop at CalArts tonight for FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour. Sponsored by the MFA Writing Program at CalArts, the evening celebrates the release of Davy Rothbart’s book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, Peter’s new album, First Sun, and the latest issue of FOUND.

The print magazine and its online counterpart publishes notes, photos, catalogs, ephemera that FOUND staff (and others) collect—ranging from love letters to doodles to poetry on the back of restaurant receipts.

From a recent New York Times profile on Davy Rothbart:

In his role as an editor of Found, Mr. Rothbart, 37, has long been a beacon for voyeurism, whimsy and wistfulness, exposing missives not intended for public consumption in a way that prefigured Web sites like To-Do List and In the decade since he and a few friends started the magazine (which has spawned three popular book anthologies), he has traversed the country eight times, racking up thousands of miles to read in offbeat places, like a Roman Catholic girls’ school in New Hampshire and a bodybuilding gym in Sacramento, most often with his brother Peter, a musician who writes songs based on their finds.

Renowned road warriors—this time hitting 37 states and 75 cities this fall—the Rothbart brothers have packed a mini-van full of “stuff” to share with the CalArts crowd tonight.

My Heart Is An Idiot: Found Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour with Davy and Peter Rothbart
CalArts, Butler Building #4
Tonight (Oct. 18) at 7 pm

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