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The LA Auto Show — A Pop-up Public Event

Posted November 18, 2011 by | 1 Comment
Chao Feng by his concept car

One of the perennial complaints about LA in relation to other, older, cities, is that because of the lack of widely used public transit and public space, people live in isolating communities, rarely running into people outside their own milieu.
But there are a few LA insititutions that defy this critique, one being the LA Auto Show. For a week and a half, starting today, the auto show serves …

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“Entrance”: The Takeaway from MOCA Gala, An Artist’s Life Manifesto

Posted November 16, 2011 by | 1 Comment

What could be more provocative than making a group of rich and famous people dressed for the red carpet cover up their finery with dumpy medical coats? That was the start of a MOCA fundraising party art directed by New York performance artist Marina Abramovic. To some it was misogynistic, to others it felt like 70s Manhattan repackaged (reinforced by a catwalk performance by Debbie Harry). To this writer, Bennett Stein, …

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Building Their Dream: The Chinese Car Industry

Posted November 15, 2011 by | 3 Comments

Building Their Dream: The Chinese Car Industry
Image Credit: Arno Maierbrugger/Gulf News
The biggest hybrid and electric car company you’ve never heard of has put down a beachhead in Los Angeles. As the LA Auto Show opens, we’ll hear from Art Center‘s Geoff Wardle and Chao Feng, about Build Your Dreams – BYD — and the exploding Chinese car industry.
Plus, are you ready to have your …

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Politics and Art in Los Angeles: Free Weekend at Wilshire Museums; Occupy LA Teach-In At City Hall

Posted November 5, 2011 by | 4 Comments

You’ve heard about it on KCRW, experience it in the flesh this and next weekend. Some of the progressive voices you’ve heard on KCRW programs like To The Point, Which Way, LA and Left, Right and Center will be speaking at an all day “teach-in” at City Hall today. And some of the Pacific Standard Time shows that we’ve talked about on TTP, WWLA, …

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