Arts

Echo Park's iam8bit sending world's first pop-art satellite into space (video)

If aliens ever target Earth, iam8bit's Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art, and a sense of humor.

Picture This: Documenting grandma's home cooking from around the world

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti wanted to show his own grandmother that he could survive his global trip without her cooking by having other grandmothers cook for him.

These dioramas are to die for

Using figures that were made for miniature train sets, a former Las Vegas crime reporter is finding big success creating and selling tiny imaginary crime scenes.

Art dealer returns Hopi sacred items after change of heart

An art dealer who bought two Hopi sacred items at a Paris auction last spring has decided to return them to the Northern Arizona tribe. For the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales reports.

Woman who kept Huntington Library's clocks ticking for 25 years retires

Jacqueline Dugas has been winding the Huntington Library's 18th century clocks since 1989. It turns out this week she's handing over the keys and retiring.

'Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin': How one low brow artist changed the art world

Painter and cartoonist Robert Williams has been making art here in Southern California for the past fifty years. The documentary, "Mr. Bitchin'," chronicles his life and work.

Artist John Baldessari: Don't blame Deitch for MOCA's problems

"I don't think Jeffrey should be demonized. He did what he does. The real problem was the vision of the board."

#kpccFUNNY: 9 great social media moments

We called on listeners and scoured social media for the best jokes. The result? All types of humor, ranging from knock knock jokes to iconic songs.

Jeffrey Deitch, director of LA's MOCA, resigns; what's behind it

Jeffrey Deitch, the sometimes controversial director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, announced Wednesday he is resigning.

Comedian Ruby Wax on laughing through the tears

Ruby Wax confronts depression and mental illness in her one-woman show 'Still Out Of Her Mind.'

LAPL Photo Roulette brings up Rita Hayworth at the roller derby in 1938

Type a random keyword into the search engine of the LA Public Library's photo archive, and learn something new about your city.

'Into the Night: Secrets and Truth' at The Skirball

The Skirball Cultural Center is hosting a late night event for the 21+ crowd with live bands, cocktails, and a special performance called "Secrets and Truth."

OCMA Triennial: Artist Danial Nord brings the apocalypse to Orange County

Daniel Nord the Los Angeles video artist behind "No Exit," one of the noisiest installations at the Orange County Museum of Art's California Pacific Triennial.

DTLA bus benches to host art, not ads, this summer

Starting Friday, 20 bus benches in downtown L.A. and Boyle Heights will feature artistic photo series of everyday superheroes and scenes from Google Maps.

Marc Haefele reviews the Autry museum on its 25th birthday

The result, however, is more mixed than melded. The superb sometimes sits by the silly, the colossal next to the kitsch. The imagined West next to the real thing. From which it is not always clearly distinguished.

Picture This: Pej Behdarvand and the world of African bodybuilders

LA-based photographer Pej Behdarvand traveled to Africa to document men practicing bodybuilding using stones, metal rods and the tire gears.