Over our first season, we published hundreds of articles, produced twenty-two short documentaries, and aired three hour-long television episodes. We traversed the cultural landscapes sprawling across our state from the metropolises to the towns, between the coast and the desert, across the border, and into the mountains. On New Year's Day, we will be airing a three-hour Artbound Marathon which will feature all of our episodes mashed up into one explosion of Southern California arts and culture. But for the next few days, we will be reliving some of the most read articles by our contributors, breaking down the most popular articles by county and discipline. We hope you enjoy catching up on all the artistic discussions and activities that make California the creative capital of the world!
The idea of a reality show, set in L.A.'s Koreatown, documenting the antics of young Asian Americans, made instant waves. As news of the show spread, the response to "K-Town" always combined amusement, outrage, and curiosity.
Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution is an exhibition on view at UC Riverside's California Museum of Photography from November 3, 2012 to January 5, 2013.
Visual artist Charlie White collaborates with avant electronic musician Boom Bip aka Brian Hollon, on a new endeavor, Music For Sleeping Children, which pairs interviews with adolescent girls with club-rocking beats.
After the Fung Bros. arrived in Los Angeles, they recognized the uniqueness of the local culture in the San Gabriel Valley and coined it the "626 Lifestyle," a nod to their area code, aka the "Boba Life," referring to that milk tea and tapioca ball concoction served out of countless SGV mini-malls.
Professional skateboarder-turned-filmmaker Stacy Peralta revisits his past in the new documentary "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography."
Weekly Video Vote Winners from the Film and Media Arts Discipline
With your help, our editorial team reviewed and rated the most compelling weekly articles. One of these articles was passed along to our video production unit, who produced a short-format documentary based on the selected story. Every week, a new video debuted online. And every other month, we compiled the best online material to create a broadcast television episode. Check out all the 2012 head-to-head matches on our vote page.
Select the most compelling article and help us make TV.
California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.