Walking on Adobe Bricks

Walking on Adobe Bricks

Rafa Esparza explores the Getty in his spacesuit. He travels through the museum only by stepping on the adobe bricks he made with his family in the Los Angeles river. The three-hour performance took Esparza from the museum courtyard to the East end. 

My Father's Black Sombrero

My Father's Black Sombrero

My dad doesn't wear his traditional sombreros anymore. Maybe he's done thinking of Zacatecas, Mexico, where he would wear them all the time. But I noticed he pulled out a new, sleek black one for my cousin's wedding today. 

The Local Newspaper That Helped Shape a Chicano Identity

The Local Newspaper That Helped Shape a Chicano Identity

When Luis C. Garza came to Los Angeles from New York, he had spent time as an apprentice to a commercial photographer. Then he joined La Raza newspaper, a small publication that started in the basement of an Episcopalian church in Lincoln Heights. That’s when his education really began.