Blood and Sand

Rubén Martínez on his time with the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad.

Ikea-fying Los Angeles

Neighborhood change is incremental until it isn’t. Alex Schmidt on financing the familiar.

That Lonesome Whistle

Elliot Gorn on why to listen to country music while driving around Los Angeles

Justice and Time

Before and after Oscar Grant. “The arc of the moral universe is long but it does not necessarily bend toward justice…”

Assembly Required: The Desert Cure

“Situating his masterpiece in the desert provided…a metaphor for both devastation and restoration.” Rubén Martínez discusses Noah Purifoy.

Honey Pies and Aquadettes

Profiling California Is a Place, the award-winning video series from directors Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari

Stages of Learning

The Teaching Artist Project powerfully demonstrates that hope and resilience can be stimulated by the arts.

California Damming

Howard Hendrix on manufactured lakes and the reproduction of nature.

From Ghost World to Your World

An interview with Academy Award nominated artist and graphic novelist Daniel Clowes.

Water into Wine

Thomas C. Moran with an in-depth look at river planning in Sonoma County, and balancing a fragile natural equilibrium.