Charlie Jensen selects Los Angeles and arts-related posts for your delight and amusement! Arts for LA works to increase support for arts, culture, and arts education in the 88 unique municipalities and 81 school districts in Los Angeles County. We thrive through the strength of our partnerships and the support of our organizational and individual members.

 

artsarenotdessert:

Happy birthday to Caravaggio! A celebrated baroque painter, Caravaggio is known for his dark, intimate scenes and dramatic use of shadow.  Here is The Lute Player, c. 1596.  

artsarenotdessert:

Happy birthday to Caravaggio! A celebrated baroque painter, Caravaggio is known for his dark, intimate scenes and dramatic use of shadow.  Here is The Lute Player, c. 1596.  

Hey Angelenos! Register to vote today. Your voices are essential to making LA County great. Just go to http://registertovote.ca.gov #CelebrateNVRD #ArtsVoteLA

Hey Angelenos! Register to vote today. Your voices are essential to making LA County great. Just go to http://registertovote.ca.gov #CelebrateNVRD #ArtsVoteLA

Looking forward to sparking #ArtsVoteLA dialogue with #LA #arts leaders!

Looking forward to sparking #ArtsVoteLA dialogue with #LA #arts leaders!

Good morning #CreativeMornings LA! #Vans #creativity

Good morning #CreativeMornings LA! #Vans #creativity

Our dynamic speakers just started engaging audience dialogue at #EdEquityLA!

Our dynamic speakers just started engaging audience dialogue at #EdEquityLA!

Philippe Vergne welcome us to MOCA Los Angeles! #EdEquityLA #artsed

Philippe Vergne welcome us to MOCA Los Angeles! #EdEquityLA #artsed

Follow #EdEquityLA starting at 11 am today to follow along with our conversation on equity & the arts!

Follow #EdEquityLA starting at 11 am today to follow along with our conversation on equity & the arts!

gasoline-station:

Game of Bones > Game of Bones
Blinkbox has teamed up with three adorable pugs to create the cutest Game of Thrones remake ever. With season four of Game of Thrones having drawn to a dramatic close, the movie and TV streaming service has produced their very own homage to the hit HBO series to help tide fans over. Roxy, Blue and Bono love nothing more than dressing up as their favourite characters but they are fortunately much cuter than the baddies they portray. Owners Phillip Lauer, 57 and his wife Sue, 47 have been dressing their pugs up as characters from cinema and TV since they were puppies. The fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed drama Game of Thrones is available now to buy from Tesco’s streaming service blinkbox.
Picture: Phillip Lauer / Barcroft Media
Source: The Telegraph

Winter is coming!

gasoline-station:

Game of Bones > Game of Bones

Blinkbox has teamed up with three adorable pugs to create the cutest Game of Thrones remake ever. With season four of Game of Thrones having drawn to a dramatic close, the movie and TV streaming service has produced their very own homage to the hit HBO series to help tide fans over. Roxy, Blue and Bono love nothing more than dressing up as their favourite characters but they are fortunately much cuter than the baddies they portray. Owners Phillip Lauer, 57 and his wife Sue, 47 have been dressing their pugs up as characters from cinema and TV since they were puppies. The fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed drama Game of Thrones is available now to buy from Tesco’s streaming service blinkbox.

Picture: Phillip Lauer / Barcroft Media

Source: The Telegraph

Winter is coming!

Asking what are the effects of video games is like asking what are the effects of eating food. Different games do different things. They can have benefits or detriments depending what you’re looking at.

Dr. Tom Hummer, department of psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, on how video games can affect adolescent brains. (via polygondotcom)

hydeordie:

Favorite Banksy of the last few years. Downtown, Los Angeles.

hydeordie:

Favorite Banksy of the last few years. Downtown, Los Angeles.

newsweek:

I grew up in Los Angeles, the city by the freeway by the sea. And if there’s one thing I’ve known ever since I could sit up in my car seat, it’s that you should expect to run into traffic at any point of the day. Yes, commute hours are the worst, but I’ve run into dead-stop bumper-to-bumper cars on the 405 at 2 a.m.
As a kid, I used to ask my parents why they couldn’t just build more lanes on the freeway. Maybe transform them all into double-decker highways with cars zooming on the upper and lower levels. Except, as it turns out, that wouldn’t work.
Because if there’s anything that traffic engineers have discovered in the last few decades it’s that you can’t build your way out of congestion. It’s the roads themselves that cause traffic.
What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

Good stuff for Angelenos to keep in mind.  Maybe instead of bigger roads, we need more roads.  Thoughts?

newsweek:

I grew up in Los Angeles, the city by the freeway by the sea. And if there’s one thing I’ve known ever since I could sit up in my car seat, it’s that you should expect to run into traffic at any point of the day. Yes, commute hours are the worst, but I’ve run into dead-stop bumper-to-bumper cars on the 405 at 2 a.m.

As a kid, I used to ask my parents why they couldn’t just build more lanes on the freeway. Maybe transform them all into double-decker highways with cars zooming on the upper and lower levels. Except, as it turns out, that wouldn’t work.

Because if there’s anything that traffic engineers have discovered in the last few decades it’s that you can’t build your way out of congestion. It’s the roads themselves that cause traffic.

What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

Good stuff for Angelenos to keep in mind.  Maybe instead of bigger roads, we need more roads.  Thoughts?

We’re so proud of Danielle Brazell for her nomination to lead #LA’s Dept of Cultural Affairs! http://www.artsforla.org/news/arts-las-danielle-brazell-lead-las-dept-cultural-affairs

We’re so proud of Danielle Brazell for her nomination to lead #LA’s Dept of Cultural Affairs! http://www.artsforla.org/news/arts-las-danielle-brazell-lead-las-dept-cultural-affairs