Paul Conrad's lasting statement on the nuclear arms race, the mushroom cloud scuplture "Chain Reaction," is now an official landmark in Santa Monica.
The city's landmarks commission voted unanimously on the designation yesterday, according to Jerry "Peace Activist" Rubin, who has been fasting to sa ... More >>
A controversy has been bubbling over Paul Conrad's anti-nuclear war sculpture in Santa Monica, Chain Reaction, and the latest fallout may spell the end of the 26-foot tall mushroom cloud near the city's Civic Center.
With the deterioration of the steel, fiberglass and copper sculpture, mostly due t ... More >>
Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" sculpture in Santa Monica.Paul Conrad, the longtime political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times who left the paper in 1993 but continued to contribute material for 15 years, died over the weekend at his Rancho Palos Verdes Home. He was 86. During his career h ... More >>
A few months back I published a story about my meeting Paul Conrad, famed editorial cartoonist for the LA Times, 1964 to 1994, and sort of interviewing him. The piece that ran in the LA Weekly was the second one that I'd written. Here is the first, considered too critical of the professi ... More >>