Category Archives: USC/Annenberg Getty

Join the Street Journalism movement

It’s not often you’re delivered two life-changing experiences in the course of a year. In 2010 I was selected for the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship, an honor that irrevocably changed the course of my writing career. And less than 12 … Continue reading

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The little things

It’s amazing really, how something handmade can instantly trump the tallest towers. How seeing the evidence of someone’s hard work makes you want to stop and stare. And the little imperfections make these contributions far more interesting than anything else … Continue reading

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Art is underfoot

“Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum” reads the first line of our mission statement for this week. Our Moving Experience team has been embarking on a variety of activities to test this theory. And as a personal exercise, I’ve been … Continue reading

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The ring of the fellowship

As you may remember around this time last year, I packed my bags and moved downtown for a spell as part of an intense immersive experience for the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship. Last year, I and my fellow fellows were … Continue reading

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My 13 favorite stories of 2010

Forget resolutions, poo-pooing the past 12 months, or drinking heavily to delete the shortcomings of the year. 2010 was actually an incredibly fun, productive time for me as a writer, and I can only hope that 2011 will bring as … Continue reading

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The frozen fellowship

On this eve of gluttony, I thought I’d look back at some of the lesser-known highlights of my USC/Annenberg Getty fellowship. And that’s when—in between the many, many treasured cultural venues we were lucky enough to visit—I managed to locate … Continue reading

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Playing house

It doesn’t get much more Los Angeles than this, does it? This is the Stahl House, also known as Case Study House #22. Perhaps one of the most famous houses in the world. I have been dying to see this … Continue reading

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Hands on

It’s no secret around here that I’m in love with something called Machine Project. It’s an entity that can at its most simplest be described as a storefront in Echo Park. It’s currently adorned with sheets of thinly sliced beets, … Continue reading

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Perhaps my proudest moment during the fellowship

Introducing the non-LA residents in the group to the magic that is Animal Style Fries at In-N-Out. I mean, can you just look at the charred bliss of those caramelized onions, layered with a perfectly plastic square of cheese, topped … Continue reading

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Disneyland in 10 images

For our trip to Disneyland yesterday, I mentioned that our tour guide, the great Alan Hess, brought along an original ViewMaster featuring photos of Disneyland from opening day. In that spirit, here’s what my ViewMaster reel would have looked like … Continue reading

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