3 Things All Journalists Do Now

3 Things All Journalists Do Now

The internet has changed what it means to be a journalist. It challenges conventional ideas about what reporters do. Your readers don’t need you to file your story by the 6pm deadline. They don’t need you to tell them what they could easily google themselves. Publishing an article is no longer the end of a process. It’s just the beginning.

Your readers need something different.

Boyle Heights Art Box Tour

Boyle Heights Art Box Tour

A group of artists in Boyle Heights are showing a canvas can be just about anything - including city utility boxes. 

Hello East L.A.!

Hello East L.A.!

Hello East LA!

The first Facebook post was shared September 3, 2009. There wasn't a community around it. It didn’t have any fans. It wasn’t going to be shared.

It didn’t matter.

 

The Art and Science of Stained Glass

The transition from canvas to the glass can be a big challenge for many artists. It's difficult to correct mistakes on the latter. "With glass," says artist Manny Cosentino, "you have nowhere to hide." 

Stained-glass favors the experienced and prepared artist. "It's like a dance," says Cosentino. "You have to know your steps before you begin." 

Judson Studios in Los Angeles use traditional methods of producing stained-glass. A tall order considering the procedures were not always catalogued and documented. Once the glass was fired, so too was the formula for its creation. 

For Cosentino, the work of stained-glass is equal parts art and science. "We have to then sit here and sort of scratch our heads and try to reinvent the wheel a little bit."

Murals in a Time of Moratorium

Rafael Rubio, 60, poses for his portrait which also happens to be a mural on the wall of Eastside Luv, a bar in East LA. Rubio, who came from Guatemala in 1978, was randomly selected at the Mariachi Plaza as the art subject. It tookRobert Vargas, the artist, 3 hours to complete the mural.