Vote Head-to-Head: Cheech and Chong vs. Manuel Paul López's "1984"

Cheech and Chong: Alice Bowie and the First Chicano Punk Song

As Chicano Art moves forward in its documentation, some artistic consideration may have to be made for "Earache My Eye Featuring Alice Bowie," a 1974 Cheech and Chong sketch poking at the commercial record industry. "It wasn't just a parody," says Cheech, "it was the real stuff."

A Year in the Life: Manuel Paul López's "1984"

Manuel Paul López is a writer's writer synthesizing his encyclopedic knowledge of modern and contemporary literature with a border-child vernacular sensibility.

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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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