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Silk Road Super | Hushidar Mortezaie

Born in Tehran, Hushidar Mortezaie immigrated to California’s Bay Area in 1975. This multidisciplinary artist navigates through different mediums amongst which painting, fashion design, silkscreen or illustration. His home country, Iran, remains an endless source of inspiration to him. After

An artist trades abstract canvases for pop-up soul food

Under an overcast February sky at Paramount Pictures’ backlot — which was set up to resemble a New York City street embedded with art installations, including paintings of laundry strung between faux brownstones — Ray Anthony Barrett plated a meticulous

Native Son Gets the James Baldwin Edit

Selling more than 215,000 copies in the three weeks following its American debut, Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, successfully captivated readers nationwide. The story of Bigger Thomas—a hardened, murderous black 20-year-old confronting poverty in Depression-era Chicago—thrust audiences into a complicated

Winners of Smithsonian Magazine’s 2018 Photo Contest

Selected from more than 48,000 entries, the winning photographs from Smithsonian magazine’s 16th annual competition have been announced. The Grand Prize winner this year, Newest Cowboy in Town, comes from the Mississippi-based photographer Rory Doyle. Below are the winning images from the following categories: Natural

THE SCARIEST TV EPISODES EVER

Netflix delivered a thrilling double-whammy this October with the premieres of The Haunting of Hill Houseand Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, both of which serve up stellar moments of serialized horror. While the latter portrays the campy, occult end of the genre’s spectrum,

Oscars 2019: Green Book best picture win proves divisive

Spike Lee did not do much to hide his displeasure when Green Book beat his film and six others to this year’s best picture Oscar. According to one report, the BlacKkKlansman director tried to storm out of the Dolby Theatre

Photographing the “Beautiful Awkwardness” of Girlhood

Photographer Rania Matar’s youngest daughter, Maya, was 12 years old when she noticed the first signs of the girl’s inevitable transformation from child to woman. “She was a late bloomer, and it was that point when her body had just started changing—and

KCRW’s Best of 2018

Our favorite source for music in Los Angeles, KCRW, has released their best of 2018 list. Check out the top artists and albums as you review your year in music. Remember the good, the jams, and the classics.

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