Category Archives: USC/Annenberg Getty

Faux real*

Where would you take me if I asked to see the real LA? It’s something that we’ve been talking about a lot as a group, and it’s a major focus of most of our itineraries: Where to find the categorically-misunderstood … Continue reading

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Paint by numbers

Steve Roden’s paintings are, at first glance, a cacophonus explosion of exuberant color, radical geometry and abstract conception. But if you know Roden’s work, you know that a green line is not just a green line, and a pink triangle … Continue reading

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A train to somewhere

At the Grove, a shopping mall here in LA, there’s a trolley to nowhere. A battery-powered, double-decker, vintage-styled car shuffles shoppers a few blocks, from Banana Republic to Kiehl’s. This used to bother me to no end: A train that … Continue reading

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Exoskeletons in the closet

It has become tradition for the USC/Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism fellowship to welcome a new fellow halfway through the program. Last night we were introduced to this sharp new addition to the team during an outing to Guelaguetza, the legendary … Continue reading

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Art class

We’ve been inside a lot of artist studios this week, but I have to say some of the most exciting and innovative work I’ve seen was not created in a studio at all. It did not originate in Chinatown or … Continue reading

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Cold shoulder

I know the biggest question you probably have about this fellowship: Are they feeding me enough gelato? You’ll be happy to hear that not only am I receiving my recommended daily allowance of cool, creamy treats procured from all over … Continue reading

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On another note

Meet my new alarm clock. I’m pretty sure it’s the best one I’ve ever had. More about the USC/Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship. More photos here.

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The perpetual nowness of then

Los Angeles is not very good at remembering. The problem is something that art critic and writer Hunter Drohojowska-Philp called “perpetual nowness”—in our constant quest for the hottest, newest, trendiest, sexiest, we suffer from a collective cultural amnesia about what … Continue reading

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A jolly good fellow

I’m sitting in a hotel room in rainy downtown Los Angeles, about to embark upon the first full day of my USC/Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to start anything in my life, … Continue reading

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Statement of purpose

After coming down from one of the most life-transforming journalism experiences I’ve ever encountered (more on that later!), I was honored to learn this week that I have been chosen as one of seven USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellows, a … Continue reading

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