Art

Black entrepreneurs built beach havens in California. Racism shut them down.
Black entrepreneurs built beach havens in California. Racism shut them down.
The hidden history of Santa Monica’s Black coastal enclaves.
The time of the Indigenous critic has arrived
The time of the Indigenous critic has arrived
Now that the industry is finally greenlighting Indigenous films and TV, Indigenous critics ought to lead the conversation.
The new Indigenous TV series coming your way
The new Indigenous TV series coming your way
‘Reservation Dogs’ is the latest product of an exciting new era of Native self-representation.
Michelle Huneven writes about place, addiction and love
Michelle Huneven writes about place, addiction and love
This California author examines lost years and life in the mountains.
A painter and writer uses her art to overcome trauma
A painter and writer uses her art to overcome trauma
Author profile of Japanese-American Lily Havey.
Encouraging more ‘nerds of color’
Encouraging more ‘nerds of color’
A conversation with L.A. writer Jervey Tervalon.
But wait, there’s more
But wait, there’s more
Lit-touring in California and beyond.
Fracking Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Fracking Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Drill rigs pop up near Navajo communities, Chaco Canyon and the iconic Black Place.
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Paintings of riotous natural beauty and horrific destruction.
Look, Ma – a real Indian!
Look, Ma – a real Indian!
A performance artist tackles stereotypes of Native Americans in public.
International Car Forest of the Last Church
International Car Forest of the Last Church
For a strange trip, check out Nevada’s otherworldly Stonehenge of wildly painted abandoned vehicles.
How to save your town from the interstate
How to save your town from the interstate
Arts tourism revives a reservation border town.
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Artwork curated by Barbara C. Matilsky shows a changing landscape.
The legend behind Salvation Mountain
The legend behind Salvation Mountain
Artist Leonard Knight dies at 82.
The first comic book with an all-Native American superhero team returns
The first comic book with an all-Native American superhero team returns
Conversation with Jon Proudstar about the return of his comic book series, 'Tribal Force.'
Art and the atomic age
Art and the atomic age
Radioactive disposal sites and other residuals of the bomb era.
O pioneer: A filmmaker explores how we find home in the West
O pioneer: A filmmaker explores how we find home in the West
Los Angeles transplant Vera Brunner-Sung’s first fictional work tackles displacement, transience and belonging in Montana.
Exploring the West's land sculptures -- made by artists and industry
Exploring the West's land sculptures -- made by artists and industry
A land-art-inspired ramble takes the writer from Michael Heizer's Double Negative, to Robert Smithson's underwater Spiral Jetty, with detours to places including the Bingham Canyon copper mine.
The creation of wholeness
Terry Tempest Williams celebrates Rwanda, mosaics and Utah prairie dogs in her new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World.
Conspiring with caddisflies
A Seattle artist known only as Ferg works with tiny caddisfly larvae to make jewelry from the insects’ intricate casings
Radio: Spice for the ears
Hearing Voices, a collective of independent radio producers, is working to add spice to public broadcasting
Zine Roundup: Gone fishing
A 38-year-old female deckhand who calls herself Moe Bowstern created the zine called Xtra Tuf to explore the turbulent culture of the fishing industry
The Tamarisk Hunter
The Tamarisk Hunter
In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.
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