Artists have flocked to Inglewood for decades, drawn by low rents at warehouse and commercial spaces, but changes are afoot that might put upward pressure on rents.
“Becoming Us” is one of the first reality TV shows to broach transgender acceptance to a mainstream U.S. audience.
How do Middle Eastern women wish to be seen? While newspapers and televisions often exhibit photographs plucked from incidents of violence and chaos, artists are using images to express personal stories of empowerment and vitality.
A new crop of Zumba studios have taken root in South LA, helping people lose weight and transform their lives.
The Day Laborers of the North and Ana Tijoux brought music to the doorstep of a federal prison in downtown L.A. in solidarity with detained immigrants.
Listen to Anthony Aguiar, lead singer for the band P A R I S, describe the mystique of The Satellite in Silver Lake, one of L.A.’s most storied concert venues.
One family has turned their house green, walls and all.
“I know how to draw faces!” Ramiro Gomez insists with a grin, dabbing brown paint onto a glossy white magazine page with a slender brush. Shoulders and arms appear in a coppery sheen, then a head topped with thick black hair. But no face, at least not this time.
Ted Gibson’s framing shop has stubbornly stayed in business. It has kept its charm, too.
Artist Ramiro Gomez creates paintings of L.A.’s gardeners and janitors, nannies and housekeepers — the fleet of workers who keep some of the city’s most upscale households running smoothly.