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Marissa Gluck

A still from Richard Wheeler's The Sounds of Silencers; Credit: Richard Wheeler

A Former Army Reservist Is Turning Military Surveillance Manuals Into Art

Artist Richard Wheeler likes to tackle difficult, complex problems. As accusations and insinuations fly from and about the Oval Office of wiretapping, spying microwaves and secret dossiers, Wheeler confronts the nuances of surveillance in his work. His practice is almost journalistic in its methodology, patiently unlocking publicly available information to......
Keith Couser at his gallery; Credit: Photo by Kate Jordan

When L.A. Artists Need a Place to Live and Paint, They Call Keith Couser

In Los Angeles, the slashie phenomeon is indelibly ingrained into a culture that celebrates creative ambition. You see it in the waiter/actor/model that shuffles from auditions to brunch service, the graphic designer/Pilates instructor designing a new web site, and the barista/musician pulling an espresso. For Chicago transplant Keith Couser, bridging......
Daveed Kapoor created a pioneering DIY kit for making parklets.; Credit: Ryan Orange

Daveed Kapoor: An Advocate for Pedestrians

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. For Angelenos who see local government as a plodding, bureaucratic monolith, the idea of asking for help to make modest improvements to their neighborhoods can seem futile. And then there's the......
Getty's emoji art history on its Twitter feed

L.A. Art History Lessons on Twitter, in Emoji Form

A somewhat conservative institution like the Getty Museum isn't alway known for its sense of humor. And Richard Meier's modernist castle on the hill can be intimidating. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to see the Getty jumping on one of the more amusing Internet memes to pop up......
Blu Home exterior; Credit: Courtesy of Blu Homes

Is Prefab Housing Making a Comeback? Walt Disney's Great-Nephew Brings SoCal's First 'Blu Home' to Joshua Tree

Could prefab be making a comeback? Prefab, or prefabricated buildings, are typically manufactured in component parts, typically in a factory, then shipped and installed on-site. Pre-housing bust several developers specializing in prefab lauched in SoCal, including Marmol Radziner and LivingHomes, delivering mass-produced modern homes. These homes, while having a high......