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Outmoded Tech Is Making Mountains of Waste. Is There Any Stopping ‘Upgrade Culture’?

Artist Julia Christensen takes a closer look at our e-waste and what drives us to keep producing more and more
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Isabelle Albuquerque Sculpts an Orgy of One

The multidisciplinary artist talks about the ritualistic practice behind her new show at Nicodim Gallery in DTLA
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Gen Zine: L.A. Teens and Twentysomethings Are Breathing New Life into Indie Publishing

A new wave of digital and print publication is taking cues from forebears with a healthy dose of iGen sensibility
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Red Ink: How Tattoo Artists Are Getting By During the Pandemic

From visiting clients’ homes to crossing state lines, local tattooers have had to get creative to make ends meet and avoid punishment

Why a Local Art Org Is Trying to Save a Nondescript Hollywood Dry Cleaner from Demolition

Corita Art Center is on a mission to see the building at 5518 Franklin Avenue made a Historic-Cultural Monument in honor of its namesake, Corita Kent

The City Will Now Issue Pandemic Relief Funds for Artists

A new program will provide one-time funds to professional artists in Los Angeles
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Activists Will Remove a Memorial to Victims of Police Violence

A project honoring Black people killed by police will come down from the Silver Lake Reservoir fence
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Famed Photographer Matthew Rolston Grapples with Capturing Beauty During a Not-So-Beautiful Era

This weekend he's teaching a webinar in the "power of pleasure"

Those Amazing Photos of People Posing as Works of Art Are Becoming a Book

The Getty Challenge, which went viral early in the pandemic, will now help raise money for artists impacted by COVID-19
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How Photographers Have Adjusted to Capturing Their Subjects at a Distance During the Pandemic

Local artists are coming up with creative ways to take socially distanced portraits—and the results are surprisingly intimate