OK, we're sort of kidding about nobody noticing.
But in a video for ColorLines.com, L.A. painter Ramiro Gomez' new immigration-themed project on the Westside -- in which he plants cardboard cutouts of migrant workers on lawns, sidewalks and construction sites throughout Beverly Hills -- the cutouts ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: The Oscars broke the 10-year spell.
Only days after the voters behind the Academy Awards were revealed as extremely white (94 percent), male (77 percent) and old (median age, 62), the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center issued a report indicating that Oscar winners seem to r ... More >>
Judging by artworks on view around town, you'd think L.A. invented Thanksgiving. Or, maybe I'm reading too much into it.
In any case, here are five Thanksgiving-related L.A. artworks (that are probably not inspired by Thanksgiving).
johnandkenshow.comJohn & Ken under the gun.A UCLA study of broadcast hate speech, including a look at L.A.'s controversial John & Ken Show (KFI AM 640) found that two thirds of hateful statements analyzed targeted undocumented immigrants "and Latinos."
The study (PDF) looked at single segmen ... More >>
Sam BlochThe Great Wall of L.A.'s collaborative spirit of muralmaking on display at its restoration ceremony Saturday. Video cameras were everywhere.
Ernestine Jimenez is gazing over a chain link fence at a painting of a pachuco in his underwear. It's a depiction of the Zoot Suit Riots of 194 ... More >>
Courtesy of LACMA and the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University LibrariesAsco Goes to the Universe, 1975: a glamorous close-up of the collective
If you imagine David Bowie moonlighting as a Chicano performance artist, you might begin to get a sense of Asco, the radical collec ... More >>