Telling the Stories of Climate Change

“Science is the basis for everything we talk about, but climate change is really a story about people — about inequality; about the scientists themselves and the work they’ve done for decades to really measure and quantify these changes; about people who are innovating, figuring out how to make different technologies more efficient; and, of…

Multidisciplinary Artist Repurposes Interior Design Waste into Eclectic Home Decor

“I was immersed in materials—fabrics, stones, and woods—and started to see the artistic value of decor,” … “Then it finally hit me: This is how you make a living making art.”   Diana Adams Business of Home,  February 17, 2022 Read more Image Courtesy of Business of Home, Justin Galligher and Sample House  

Lou Mathews, an L.A. Author both Legendary and Overlooked, Has his Moment

His third publication, “Shaky Town,” a novel of interconnected stories set in a fictional 1980s East L.A. neighborhood, arrived at the end of August, thanks in part to a mentee’s drive to cement his legacy. Jim Gavin, the creator of the critically acclaimed AMC series “Lodge 49” and a recurring guest at the annual chile celebration,…

The Second Coming of Octavia E. Butler

Butler’s books—from the Xenogenesis trilogy to the Parable series to her later work, including Fledgling—tackled environmental destruction, border conflicts, intergenerational trauma, and the intricacies of race, gender, and reproduction. Born and raised in Pasadena, where she also lived for much of her adult life, Butler was deeply interested in what drought and segregation in California…