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Everything Talks 5: MOMA “Deconstructs” the Folk Art Museum

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments

In his latest foray into the world of talking objects and buildings, Tom Saunders channels MOMA and the Folk Art Museum.

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Test Your Artistic Compass; Bill Kleiman Explains Art Fairs (Paramount Ranch, ALAC, LA Art Book Fair this weekend)

Posted January 31, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Paramount Ranch, Art Los Angeles Contemporary and the LA Art Book Fair this weekend; before that Photo LA and LA Art Fair. That’s five art-related fairs in just over a month. So which ones matter? And why so many? DnA gets an explainer from Bill Kleiman.

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This Week on DnA: The Fight to Save an Ice Rink, and a Liveable LA, in an Age of “Her;” McMansion V Megamansion in Everything Talks

Posted January 21, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Angelenos fight to save an ice rink, as rising land values threaten quality of life, and Planet Granite responds. LA natives and urban critics debate the emerging LA of ‘Her.’

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Everything Talks: A McMansion is Upstaged — by a Megamansion

Posted January 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments

On Everything Talks, a McMansion finds itself upstaged — by a MegaMansion.

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Everything Talks 3: Two Bikes

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 3 Comments

On this ‘Everything Talks,’ Two bicycles, one a brakeless “fixie,” the other a 27-speed Felt Verza City Bike, butt heads after they collide on the streets of New York.

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On This Week’s DnA: Mobility Changes in the Capital of the Car — Planning the Hyperloop; Everything Talks: Two Bikes Talk

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The L.A. Auto Show has arrived in town, but does it have the buzz it once did? As Angelenos trade in cars for bikes, buses and trains, DnA looks at the changing nature of mobility in the capital of the automobile. Listen to the entire show here. Above, the Honda FCEV Concept car.

The broadcast explores how the hydrogen fuel cell car is having its …

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Everything Talks: Vitamix 6300 and Rancilio Silvia

Posted October 16, 2013 by | Comments Off

Everything Talks is a series created for DnA by comedy writer Tom Saunders in which we learn what our objects really think.
In this episode we are in the kitchen and find ourselves listening to two appliances: a cool Rancilio Silvia espresso machine and a peppy newcomer to the counter, a Vitamix 6300.
Last month we heard an Eames Lounge Chair and Le Corbusier’s LC3 Grand sofa bicker …

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On Today's Show: Solar Decathlon Brightens Case for Solar; Simon Doonan on Why the 1% Can't Design; Vitamix "Talks" with Rancilio Silvia

Posted October 15, 2013 by | 3 Comments
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Solar Decathlon winners, Team Austria, designers of LISI, above (photo: Jason Flakes; courtesy of DOE), say solar energy is so commonplace there’s no longer any need to show off the panels. Today’s DnA looks at the state of solar in California. With Sebastian Ortner, Bernadette del Chiaro, Jeremy Levine, Mary Leslie and Mark Toney. Plus, The Asylum author Simon Doonan talks about “craptowns”, madness and why …

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Everything Talks: An Eames Lounge Chair and an LC3 Grande Sofa Tell us What They Really Think

Posted September 20, 2013 by | 3 Comments
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Did it ever occur to you that our inanimate objects might have an opinion on things? Probably not.
Comedy writer Tom Saunders (Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show, Just Shoot Me), on the other hand, has long fantasized that the stuff around us actually talks, and he has created a series for DnA, called Everything Talks, that proves it.
In Everything Talks, produced and edited in collaboration with Frances Anderton, …

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On Today’s Show: Why Identities Matter – UCLA Goes Black; Yahoo and KCRW Change logos; Eames and Le Corbusier Seats Trash-Talk

Posted September 17, 2013 by | 2 Comments
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From “hipster” logos to “LA Midnight” uniforms, a look at identity changes, good and bad. Marissa Gluck and Jennifer Ferro talk about making over the marks at Yahoo — and KCRW. UCLA Bruin’s Glenn Toth and USC Trojan’s Jose Eskenazi share the pros and cons of changing styles; and monologist Joe Frank meditates on the power of uniforms. Plus, a Le Corbusier sofa and an …

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