Gordon Lee Johnson | KCET
Gordon Lee Johnson
For much of my life I've earned my living with my fingers on a keyboard. I worked at small Indian newspapers, the Associated Press in Los Angeles, I was a reporter for a small weekly in Fallbrook, editor of The Californian, a daily newspaper covering Southwest Riverside County, a feature writer and columnist for The Press-Enterprise, a 200,000 circulation newspaper serving the Inland Empire.
I have two books: Rez Dog Eat Beans and Fast Cars and Frybread, and I have poetry and short stories published in various periodicals.
I have four children and eight grandchildren who live nearby. My grandchildren ask for pickles from my icebox.
Post date: 2013-06-24T18:00:00-07:00
Native Voices at the Autry puts the spotlight on American Indian playwrights, helping them transition their culturally-inspired works into full-scale productions.
Post date: 2013-03-24T18:00:00-07:00
For Joshua Tree-based musician Jimmy King, the blues is a mission to find meaning, a discovery of what matters, and an embrace of what's real.
Post date: 2013-02-26T17:00:00-08:00
Tracy Lee Nelson is a skateboard artist, combining form and function in skateboard design that resonates with Indian themes.
Post date: 2013-01-02T17:00:00-08:00
After a devastating fire in 2004, the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is being resurrected by community efforts in a secluded natural setting in Temecula.
Post date: 2012-10-31T18:00:00-07:00
An expert on Day of the Dead history, Consuelo Flores builds altars to the deceased every year. But she contends that the tradition is about life, not death.
Post date: 2012-10-28T18:00:00-07:00
Kumeyaay Indian artist Raymond Lafferty's art is in many ways a search for home. Bucking conventions all his life, he often felt alienated as an Indian trying to figure out where he belonged with his own people.