California African American Museum Executive Director Cameron Shaw

Running a Museum During a Global Pandemic Is Creativity Every Single Day

Cameron Shaw is the executive director of the California African American Museum (CAAM). A native Angeleno, she previously served as CAAM’s deputy director and chief curator; before that, she was executive director and founding editor of Pelican Bomb, a New Orleans-based nonprofit contemporary art organization. Before speaking at a Zócalo/Helms Bakery District event, “Will a New Generation of Leaders Shake Up L.A.’s Culture?,” she talked in the green room about being a homebody, her best Halloween costume, and why her parents’ home “feels and looks like them.”

Randy Newman Really Loves L.A.

The Songwriter Talks About His Hometown’s Proud Ignorance, His Fascination with America, and the Darkness and Humanity of His Characters

Randy Newman once told Playboy that although he’s not a confessional artist, he thinks people can still tell what he’s like from his work—despite the multitude of subjects he tackles …

The Oldest Guy at the Club—and the Coolest by Far

An L.A. Party Wasn’t a Party Unless Reggae Pops Was There, and Now He’s Not

For the last few weeks, clubgoers and music enthusiasts have been mourning the passing of Nemencio Jose Andujar, who died three days shy of his 71st birthday. Of course, few …