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A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates Public Spaces in Boston – Next City

In Chinatown, Roxbury and elsewhere, a program that strengthens public art and neighborhood identity amid rapid development. Source: A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates...

Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River – Los Angeles Times

Learning to fish the Los Angeles River with a former pro skateboarder, Lauren Mollica, and fish whisperer Lino Jubilado. Then preparing the catch with...

Why a Makerspace Popped Up In a Museum – Next City

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE OPENED “MAKERSPACES” WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN COME AND PLAY WITH...

Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

Pop-up parks can lead to more social cohesion. Source: Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

La Brea Tar Pits’ trippy new pavilion from Spain’s Selgascano could be L.A.’s next selfie magnet – Los Angeles Times

The Spanish firm's kaleidoscope of color and light is open for free tours starting Friday. Look for more Selgascano designs to pop up...

The Getty picks a theme for Pacific Standard Time 2024: art and science – Los Angeles Times

Previous PST series have explored art in L.A. and Latin America. For 2024, the Getty is turning its focus to the intersection of art...

A Big Master Plan for Google’s Growing Smart City – CityLab

GOOGLE SIBLING COMPANY SIDEWALK LABS HAS REVEALED ITS MASTER PLAN FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL QUAYSIDE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT—AND IT’S A LOT BIGGER. Source: A Big Master Plan...

The Cayton rethinks what a children’s museum can be in 2019 – Los Angeles Times

Join our sneak peek inside the new Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, designed for more than the usual story time and birthday fun. Source:...

The Art of the Migrant Kids Detained in Tornillo – CityLab

A new exhibit in El Paso showcases works of art created by children detained in a massive border encampment of migrants in Tornillo, Texas. Source:...

How Much Hip Can the Desert Absorb? – The New York Times

An unlikely art festival blooms in no man’s land, like Burning Man and Coachella before it. But this one is different! Maybe. Source: How Much...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities. Source: Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

The Shed Has Big Ambitions for New York City – CityLab

If The Shed remains committed to its lofty goals, Hudson Yards may soon provide real accessibility and a sorely needed sense of inclusion. Source: The...

Library Systems Embracing Their New Roles as Social Service Hubs

Stationing social workers inside libraries is taking off across the country. One key lesson so far: hiring people with lived experiences of homelessness and...

Peter Sellars talks about his new staging of Mozart’s Idomeneo – marijanzlobec

Source: Peter Sellars talks about his new staging of Mozart’s Idomeneo – marijanzlobec

4 Ways to Explore the L.A. River on Foot

This piece originally appeared as part of the 20 Great Walks guide in the February 2018 issue of Los Angeles magazine.When people talk about the...

Burning Man 2017 Honorarium Installations

Celestial Fieldby: Eleanor Crankefrom: London, UKyear: 2017 A sea of swaying rods form an undulating field rising high above your head and falling like the...

From sea to shining sea: six projects restoring the U.S.’s ecosystems

As the threat of climate change and sea level rise becomes more pressing, projects looking to save our country’s ecosystems have never been more important....

This USC physicist wants you to talk about science. His new graphic novel can get you started

Clifford Johnson wants you to talk about physics.Quantum gravity? String theory? The fate of black holes?All of it should be discussed, according to the...

What is that big chain by the L.A. River? [updated]

GLASSELL PARK —  It’s a puzzling sight. A large chain that hangs about 50-feet across a row of headless palm tree trunks standing next to...

“Art Refugees” Join Kara Walker on Dakis Joannou’s Pleasure Island to End the So-Called Superkunstyear

The event marked the end of a particularly packed art-world agenda, which kicked off in April with the opening of documenta 14 in Athens.Even...

Cities That Went Big on Infrastructure Investments in 2017

Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to “fix our inner cities” and invest in urban infrastructure, American cities have spent much of the first year...

Grand Avenue is getting color: Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez’s street installation at the Broad for PST: LA/LA

Carlos Cruz-Diez, the Venezuelan artist known for works that combine color, form and light in mind-boggling ways, will have an installation on the streets...

Beat The Heat

1. Crossing Sundial BridgeSantiago Calatrava’s Sundial Bridge, completed in 2004, is one of Redding’s leading landmarks, with the Sacramento River rushing beneath it and...

Everything You Need to Know About All 23 Art Fairs at Art Basel Miami Beach

As you might expect, there are many, many art fairs taking place around the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, and deciding...