Putting the Arts to Work for Homeless Youth in Los Angeles

    Art is more than entertainment or decoration.   Back in March, this photo caused some tepid online outrage in Los Angeles, and spurred another (too brief) examination of the homelessness crisis in the city.   It served as a snapshot of how relatively wealthy millennials were changing some of Los Angeles’ most iconic neighborhoods and ethnic enclaves into playgrounds of twenty-something decadence, literally stepping over homeless residents to snap a selfie in front of a cheeky mural.  When I saw it, I was immediately upset by not only how indifferent […]

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Let’s Talk About How Awesome This Is

and true. The artist as a pretty spiffy site where he explains himself very lucidly.  Among his notes: the judge is crying because of the shame from abortion rights and interstate commerce regulations, and the Chinese immigrant is sort of surprised that Jesus is real.  You can even hover over the picture and get commentary on what each figure represents. I do hope he knows that it looks pretty apocalyptic, and that if Jesus came back with only Presidents he’d have a hard time delegating tasks.  I mean, don’t you […]

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