Playful Spaces

A wonderful piece in YES! Magazine: Read the article here- In Praise of Vacant Lots: “Let’s not forget the lowly commons all around that enliven and enrich our lives. Things like sidewalks, playgrounds, community gardens, murals, neighborhood hang-outs, and vacant lots. Especially vacant lots.” -Jay Walljasper Photo: Laura Gilmore    

The State of Public Art in 2012

By Saber The current May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. I am honored to be in this issue with other amazing artists from all over the world that focuses on global public art. Revok and I have a conversation on some of the challenges and triumphs that play themselves out in the current climate of […]

Flanders Chatting With Chomsky

By Laura Flanders Noam Chomsky has not just been watching the Occupy movement. A veteran of the civil rights, anti-war, and anti-intervention movements of the 1960s through the 1980s, he’s given lectures at Occupy Boston and talked with occupiers across the US.  A new publication from the Occupied Media Pamphlet Series brings together several of […]

The Los Angeles riots: Inspiration behind a culinary upheaval

By Jonathan Gold It is the first morning of May 1992, and the air outside my Koreatown apartment is acrid with lingering smoke. I gingerly wander through the neighborhood, hoping to find a place to buy a quart of milk. Around the corner on Vermont Avenue is a now-famous ruin, a block-long strip mall whose […]

Public Spaces at Florence & Normandie: An Essay

By Craig Dietrich Today is the 20th anniversary of the LA “Rodney King” Riots that began, visibly, on television news showing footage from helicoptersof rioters attacking cars at the intersection of Florence Ave & Normandie Ave in South Los Angeles (at the time more commonly called South Central). Two weeks ago I visited the intersection to experience the location and […]

Take a Walk with L.A. Times critic David L. Ulin

David L. Ulin, author and L.A. Times book critic shares his essay about walking. He is currently writing a book about neighborhood walking in his original home, NYC and his current one, Los Angeles. Share with us where you walk in L.A.(and other places!) and where you would like to see more public walking paths […]

Love Songs Fill the Valley Streets

          Fortino Hernández, Oaxacan Singer joins Sabrina at the traveling kitchen Table of Trailer Talk. Gemma films Fortino’s particpation with Trailer Talk. He sang traditional Mexican songs, shared some Mariachi, Mexicana Romantico and Flamenco music. The gorgeous sounds reached Ventura Boulevard through the trailer’s speakers. Trailer Talk Event, Jasmine Blue Flowers […]

Cracking the Myths of L.A., Writer David L. Ulin

  David L. Ulin, author and Los Angeles Times Book Critic joins the traveling kitchen table of Trailer Talk. Ulin is the author of, among others,  The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, in addition […]

Constant Translation, L.A. Times Book Critic David L. Ulin

Former New Yorker, Los Angeles Times Book Critic David L. Ulin joins the traveling kitchen table of Trailer Talk to converse about the  intricate and exhilarating layers of his home, Los Angeles. A city accused of many things and capturing the criticism and devotion of many, Ulin addresses its unique histories providing an understanding of […]

Town Hall on the Streets of L.A.

Sabrina talks about her project Trailer Talk. Stories from America’s traveling kitchen table converge as she invites civic discourse in the front yard of our streets. Sabrina’s Trailer Talk is a live performance, a community event and a public radio conversation that happens in and around a 1965 BeeLine travel trailer. Video by Gemma Cubero