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.

 

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

thehammermuseum:

"In L.A., I can read and write. That has made the work we do together better. There’s no better place to read than Los Angeles."

3 Questions with Ryan Kelly of Gerard & Kelly, now on the blog: http://bit.ly/1kSrluR

I think of ‘poet’ as an identity, because it’s not like you choose it. If you’re any kind of a writer, you do it because you can’t help but do it.

Jericho Brown, interviewed by Kendra DeColo for Nashville Review (via bostonpoetryslam)

True for artists of all ilks?

Kudos to you, Getty!
thegetty:

voicesofthedrought:

"We have temporarily turned off some of our fountains to conserve water during this time of drought. Turning off the fountains saves nearly 2,500 gallons a day." #DroughtVoices
From the Instagram of The Getty.

A bonus is that this has invited closer looking and appreciation of the rock forms and textures. And check it, we’ve discovered a skull in the fountain! 

Kudos to you, Getty!

thegetty:

voicesofthedrought:

"We have temporarily turned off some of our fountains to conserve water during this time of drought. Turning off the fountains saves nearly 2,500 gallons a day." #DroughtVoices

From the Instagram of The Getty.

A bonus is that this has invited closer looking and appreciation of the rock forms and textures. And check it, we’ve discovered a skull in the fountain! 

procrastinaut:

Here’s a very very brand new experiment for those of you interested in tech+arts: A Flipboard magazine called, uh, Tech+Arts. 
Give it a look, Flipboarders.

Some light art/tech reading for you. Enjoy!

procrastinaut:

Here’s a very very brand new experiment for those of you interested in tech+arts: A Flipboard magazine called, uh, Tech+Arts

Give it a look, Flipboarders.

Some light art/tech reading for you. Enjoy!