Beige Luciano-Adams

Jefferson Lewis Edmonds

The Liberator: A Dive Into This Century-Old Newspaper Unearths Historical Truths

An exhibition resurrecting a century-old niche publication might normally attract historians, journalists and others who harbor stubborn ardor for the printed word. But in this case, The Liberator — a publication that helped shape black Los Angeles through both hyperlocal community building and the vision of something more expansive and profound — also mirrors a certain jaunty, enterprising spirit that millennials will find familiar, in a new era of radical transitions....
Jordan Casteel

Jordan Casteel Paints Life's Rich Textures

Known for exploring male subjectivity and masculinity in large, vibrant portraits that celebrate and complicate blackness, Casteel rejects reductive labels. “I feel really strongly that women are not absent from this work primarily because the maker — everything is being translated through my lens, as a female experience, my experience of the world.”...
Tara McPherson; Credit: Courtesy Burgundy Room Gallery

High Femme Feels at Burgundy Room Gallery’s Reopening

From pinups and Elvis drag to motherhood and martyrdom, artists and their muses last week explored fierce currents and subtle edges of feminine beauty at “Art of Female,” the Burgundy Room Gallery’s grand reopening show. Curator and multihyphenate talent Vanessa Burgundy returned to the space with a collection of local favorites and out-of-town surprises, all in keeping with the venue’s punk rock roots....
Credit: Ted Soqui

Some Teachers Say Deal to End Strike "Is Not What I Picketed for"

Outrage over UTLA’s voting process and contract terms reverberated among its rank-and-file members and across social media after the teachers strike ended. UTLA ultimately reported 81 percent of its members voted in favor of the new three-year contract, but some say they felt pressured to quickly accept terms that fall far short of what they went on strike for in the first place....