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What matters? UCLA Arts asked Ali Behdad, professor of literature and director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA; Kristy Edmunds, artist, curator, and executive and artistic director of CAP UCLA; and Michael Eselun, chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology; to share their answers.
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Astrophysicist Andrea Ghez, user experience designer Evan Sullivan, and choreographer Kyle Abraham, answer the question "What is creativity?"
Use improvisation to become better a communicator, team member, and leader.
What is knowledge? What kinds of things do we know, and how do we learn them? Philosopher and professor Tyler Burge, evolutionary biologist and podcaster Shane Campbell-Staton and theater artist Sylvan Oswald answer these questions.
Now that school is back in session, a plurality of impressive campus art galleries are in full swing as well, offering everything from current students’ works in progress, to sociopolitical exhibitions, to solo shows by emerging artists, to explorations of prominent artists’ cultural impact.
Art Share L.A.'s executive director Cheyanne Sauter talks about what the DTLA arts organization has accomplished and shares its vision for the future.
As the Hollywood Fringe Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary, several longtime participants share how the festival has changed their lives.
The Noun Project holds design hackathons to create public-domain icons that feature positive representations of women in leadership roles. I went to one and wrote about it.
Performance artist Tiffany Trenda explores how humans interact with technology, and how tech affects our relationships with each other. (In the process, she's sometimes mistaken for a robot.)
In the film "Frank Gehry: Building Justice," the famed architect and his team work with students from Yale School of Architecture & SCI-Arc on new approaches to prison design.
Advanced yet portable 3D printing—especially from recycled source materials—may revolutionize quick installation of replacement parts and simple equipment.
If you hate your job, Retsuko is your spirit animal.
An interview with Isabella Rossellini about her stage show Link Link Circus, which focuses on animal cognition and costars a rescue dog.
A short Q&A about what to expect from the 2019 LA Art Show.
For LA Weekly, I visited the pop-up Museum of Drunk History at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.
Experts share advice on how to flirt mid-flight.
Interviewed Academy-Award winning actor J.K. Simmons about the challenges of playing dual roles on the TV series Counterpart, which is entering its second season on Starz.
Urban axe throwing is like bowling, but with an edge—a sharp edge. I talked to people from the World Axe Throwing League, National Axe Throwing Federation, and axe-throwing venue Bury the Hatchet, to learn about the sport's rise in popularity.
Progressive radio host and comedian Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Comedy Tour is bringing liberals together—and helping them cope.
Kris Buchanan, the founder of GOODONYA Organic Eatery in Encinitas, says running a plastic-free restaurant is easy. She's been doing it for years.
To emphasize NuttZo's authenticity, social entrepreneur Danielle LiVolsi started the nonprofit Project Left Behind at the same time.
A new art exhibit at Manhattan's Quin Hotel, entitled The Art of the Sea, is a reminder of the ocean's magnificence—and a fundraiser to help protect it from climate change.
The movie Elvira, Mistress of the Dark came out 30 years ago. Cassandra Peterson looks back and explains how her character became an icon.
As they launch a new Mendocino Farms location in Pasadena, California, Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen—the sandwich and salad chain’s founders—share how building deep relationships with their farmers has helped them succeed as a conscious capitalist company.
To draw people’s attention to the problem of plastic pollution, artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta designed a plastic bottle nearly 30 feet tall — a piece of litter so big, it’s literally impossible to ignore.
Merion Estes, Sherin Guirguis and Uzumaki Cepeda have concurrent solo shows at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. Here, they talk about the messages in their work.
What are the lives of celebrity cats like? To find out, I went to CatCon and interviewed the people behind four famous Instagram cats: Shrampton, Sir Thomas Trueheart, Waverly McTinybeans and Morris, the 9 Lives cat.
I talked to Colleen Dunn Bates of Prospect Park Books about the third edition of Hometown Pasadena, a gorgeous photo book about Pasadena and its people.
I talked to Gabba Gallery's director/curator Jason Ostro about music, art, and the upcoming group show, "Remix: The Art of Music."
While Barnsdall Art Park isn’t exactly what Aline Barnsdall envisioned in 1919, it has become a valuable cultural resource, even beyond Los Angeles.
When the Year of the Dog meets the dog days of summer, dog-themed events start popping up all over.
Beyond Baroque in L.A.'s Venice neighborhood is a cultural landmark.
I interviewed 11-year-old actress Miya Cech about her first feature film role, Zu in 'The Darkest Minds.'
Artist Darren Sarkin talks about his first solo show at Radiant Space in Los Angeles, a benefit for wildland firefighters.
A guide to comic book stores in and around Los Angeles.
An interview with singer/songwriter (and "flutebae") Brielle, a.k.a. AprilFoolChild.