Chicano Artist and Homeboy Art Academy’s Fabian Debora

I Paint for Those in My Community, for the Voiceless

Fabian Debora is a Chicano artist based out of Boyle Heights and the co-founder and executive director of Homeboy Art Academy. Before speaking at the Zócalo event “How Do We Begin Again?,” held at the ASU California Center at the Herald Examiner in downtown L.A., he spoke in the green room about his best advice for emerging artists, how he found his own voice, and why it took going to Rome to become friends with L.A. author Luis Rodriguez.

Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

Finding Distorted Glamour Among California's Tract Homes and Strip Malls

Photographer Larry Sultan grew up in Los Angeles’ quintessentially suburban San Fernando Valley, surrounded by tract homes and strip malls. What might appear bland to others, though, was transformed through …

In Praise of LACMA’s Vulgar Architecture

Demolishing Much of the Existing Museum Is a Big Mistake. It’s More Like a Mall Than the Met—Which Is Why It’s Perfect for L.A.

When Renzo Piano was first approached about designing an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Italian architect hesitated. “As I already told you,” he wrote in …

LACMA Director Michael Govan

Hate Away, New Yorkers!

Michael Govan is director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Before participating in a panel on how L.A’s art museums can thrive, he revealed in the Zócalo green …

The Fountain That Shuts Us Up

Finding Familial Joy in Trips to Calder’s "Hello Girls" at LACMA

I love being a father, I love being a journalist, and I love being an Angeleno. But being all those things doesn’t offer me many chances to be still. There’s …