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What Cities Can Do to Help Birds and Bees Survive

Pollinators—the wildlife that shuffle pollen between flowers—are being decimated. But they may still thrive with enough help from urban humans. Source: What Cities Can Do...

This Indian City Is Running Out of Water, Impacting 4.6 Million People

The sixth-largest city in India is running out of water for nearly 4.6 million people Source: This Indian City Is Running Out of Water, Impacting...

XPRIZE Announces Winners

The winning XPRIZE team, GEBCO-NF Alumni. XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M...

Portraits of Hope Receives Official Green Light for Major Los Angeles Project!

Portraits of Hope has just received official approval to pursue an unprecedented public art and civic initiative that will involve more than 12,000 children...

‘How Can You Not Love Color?’: Damien Hirst Explains How Bonnard Inspired His New Gagosian Show

Damien Hirst has offered a sneak peek into a new body of work, titled the “Veil Paintings,” set to debut at GagosianBeverly Hills next month....

Salesforce Tower’s Massive Light Show to Permanently Illuminate San Francisco’s Skyline

Salesforce Tower’s nine-story steel topper is set to light up San Franciscopermanently starting tomorrow night, as video artist Jim Campbell’s enormous animations will start...

The Nunes memo made this congressman a national name. But his California district cares about water, not Russia

At Old Salles Cafe, near the northern outskirts of this deeply conservative farming city, Archie Harrison said he did not know much about his...

Facebook Twitter Email Dem and GOP Mayors Agree: States Must Stop Preempting Local Laws

In a year marked by fires, hurricanes, drastic temperatures and $306 billion in climate-related damages, two-thirds of U.S. mayors believe that cities should take action...

Southern California’s water year has been nearly bone dry so far, making some history

Southern California is seeing one of its driest starts to the water year in decades, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.Since the start of...

An All-Female Art Fair Takes on Gender Inequality With a Show at a Miami Shopping Mall

The Guerilla Girls at Abrons (2015). Photo by Andrew Hindraker. Photograph by Andrew HinderakerCapping a year that began with millions of women around the...

Can an Art-Fashion Collaboration Really Help the People of Flint, Michigan? Artist Mel Chin Is Betting on It

If you thought art-fashion collaborations were only meant for the catwalk, you probably haven’t met Mel Chin. For his latest enterprise, the social practice...

Best Of L.A. 2017: The Neighborhood Edition

It is far too easy for us Angelenos to take our bountiful city for granted — and it’s easy to get complacent as a...

With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — After a nine-hour day working at a citrus packing plant, her body covered in a sheen of fruit wax and dust,...

These Are the Faces of Art Activism Today

A painting can change the way you see the world. But the 15 men and women shown here are betting that art can change...

Creativity Has No Borders: Art Against the Immigration Ban

In an executive order issued shortly after his inauguration, President Donald Trump closed U.S. borders to individuals from seven predominantly Muslim nations: Iran, Iraq,...

MacArthur Genius Bryan Stevenson Is Building America’s First Slavery Museum

Countries from Germany to Rwanda have erected so-called “museums of conscience” devoted to reckoning with the darkest episodes in their history. At a moment...

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...

L.A. is park poor. So why is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city locked behind a fence?

Los Angeles is woefully park poor. Less than half of L.A. County residents have easy access to a park, and three-quarters of the public...

LA Reaches Settlement With Army Corps Of Engineers Over LA River And Its Tributaries

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached a settlement agreement Monday over the corps’ alleged...

Why Collaborative Curating Makes Sense for a Divided Political Era

In the wake of election of Donald Trump, artists and curators have been wrestling with the idea of how to respond creatively, through their...

Toilet to tap? Some in drought-prone California say it’s time

As drought and water shortages become California’s new normal, more and more of the water that washes down drains and flushes down toilets is...

Facebook Is Celebrating Its Astonishing Two Billion Users With a New Video. Here’s What It Means for Art.

Facebook has hit two billion monthly active users. That’s two billion souls united in sharing inspirational memes, stalking their exes, and engaging in nasty...

Marina Abramović & Jeff Koons front new online VR gallery

Marina Abramović, Jeff Koons and Olafur Eliasson are premiering artwork on a new major virtual reality arts platform, Acute Art.The three interactive works from the iconic contemporary artists...

‘People Are Too Stupid for Great Art’: Painter Markus Lüpertz on Why the Avant-Garde Will Always Fail

Over the course of his five decade career, Markus Lüpertz has cultivated and embraced his public image as a modern-day dandy almost as much as his...