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420 Characters

Lou Beach's 420 Characters a Perfect Marriage of Creativity and Media for the 21st Century

Jane Chafin | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Limited to 420 characters (including punctuation), each of Beach's very short stories started life as a Facebook status update.

PHOTOS: Beautifully Illustrated Stories In Just 420 Characters

Lou Beach | Posted 02.05.2012 | Books
Lou Beach

These stories all began as Facebook posts, an exercise in compressing tales into the constraints of only 420 characters, including spaces and punctuation. I call them 'tales' for, in the ones that work best, there is a narrative arc that takes place in the space of a breath.

A Collage of Artists: Presenting the Lou Beaches

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

There is definitely an argument for working in close proximity to other artists -- that's why they invented art colonies. The Lou Beaches demonstrate that the family that glues together sticks together.