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  • Bursts of intensity within Kahlil Joseph's quotidian landscape at MOCA

    Bursts of intensity within Kahlil Joseph's quotidian landscape at MOCA
    Nothing much happens in “m.A.A.d.,” Kahlil Joseph’s double-screen video installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Unexpectedly, its open-ended ordinariness is among the work’s primary advantages.
  • 'Never Givin' Up' recites MLK's 'Letter' to call for justice

    'Never Givin' Up' recites MLK's 'Letter' to call for justice
    Anna Deavere Smith, whose documentary theater offerings have investigated the Rodney King riots ("Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992") and the crisis in U.S. healthcare ("Let Me Down Easy"), among other societal flash points, has been hard at work on a new piece...

    Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training

    Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training
    Here's what I'll give police: The job is inherently dangerous, split-second decisions are hard to make under pressure, and sideline critics like me have the advantage of hindsight in second-guessing the use of deadly force. But too often, it seems...

    Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly

    Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly
    "The public sector stopped making public space a long time ago," Los Angeles architect Jon Jerde told Wired magazine rather matter-of-factly in 1999. Jerde, who died last month at age 75, was best known for projects that were both resigned to and...

    Brenda E. Stevenson, writer of wrongs

     Brenda E. Stevenson, writer of wrongs
    Historian Brenda E. Stevenson (pictured in her UCLA office, with an African sculpture) mostly writes about the long-gone — 18th and 19th century African Americans, and the lives of enslaved women. Then came the case that made history while L.A....