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Teena Apeles

Teena Apeles

Author and book editor Teena Apeles writes about art, culture, design, activism, and history, and edits books on an even wider range of subjects. She is the founder of the creative collective Narrated Objects, which produces books and events to showcase the diverse voices of the city of Los Angeles.

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House No. 1, the R Cloud House is a crown-like house with decorative fencing
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Southland Sessions

A New Case Study House Puts Black Architecture on Display in Watts

On a triangle-shaped lot near the historic Watts Towers and the beloved Watts Towers Arts Center, a new mixed-use project is underway to draw people from all over the city and beyond to experience the Black aesthetic through architecture.
Singer Linda Ronstadt belts out songs in Spanish from her "Canciones de Mi Padre" album at a 1988 Los Angeles, California concert. | George Rose/Getty Images
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Southland Sessions

How Linda Ronstadt Continues to Inspire New Generations of Musicians

Linda Ronstadt is an icon in music, and she continues to use her fame to open doors for generations of musicians of Mexican American heritage and beyond.
Demonstrators gather in front of the United States Supreme Court, where the Court is hearing arguments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - DACA. | Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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City Rising

How Youth Activism Has Shaped American Democracy

These activists are part of a long history in America, stretching back as far back as the 1830s (and likely beyond), of youth challenging and transforming our democracy. Here is a look at some of those movements.
Interior of a bookstore. | Flickr/rob walsh/Creative Commons (Public Domain Mark 1.0)
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Southland Sessions

How Authors Are Reaching Book Lovers in the Age of COVID-19

Without in-person events to launch their new books, authors are touring virtually.
Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea (top row), Leonor Xochitl Perez, Ph.D. (top row, sixth, clockwise) and Las Adelitas (bottom row, in red) in London at the International Mariachi Women’s Festival, July 21, 2018. | Eddie Sakaki Photographer
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Southland Sessions

The Rise of the Female Mariachi: A Brief History

With mainstream exposure and a growing fan base, female mariachis are making significant inroads in the historically male-dominated music genre.
Uncle Van Huynh's mother sews masks for the Auntie Sewing Squad. | Courtesy of Van Huynh
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Southland Sessions

Auntie Sewing Squad Bonds Multiple Generations Together to Fight COVID-19

The Auntie Sewing Squad is a multi-generational network of 800-plus home sewers making face masks for vulnerable populations without access to them.
Rieko Takamatsu, art professor Devon Tsuno's wife, wears a face shield made by the 3D PPE Artist Network. | Courtesy 3D PPE Artist Network
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Southland Sessions

Informal Artist Network 3D Prints Life-Saving Face Shields for Those in the Frontlines

Started while in quarantine, 3D PPE Artist Network has produced and distributed more than 7,000 free face shields to some 60 locations.
Print Lab doors, CalArts 2020 | Michael Worthington
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Artbound

CalArts Poster Archive Preserves Weird and Wonderful Experiments in Graphic Design

One of the most prominent and anonymous voices in CalArts is its student graphic designers. Their experiments — alternately spectacular, unreadable, forgettable and unforgettable — now live in an archive.
(Left) George Rodriguez, Natalie Wood, Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles , 1962. (Right) George Rodriguez, LAPD arresting a Chicano student protester, Boyle Heights , 1970. | Courtesy of the artist
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Artbound

Interactive: The Chicano Photographer Who Captured 40+ Years of Hollywood and Civil Rights Movements

The average American would not know George Rodriguez's name, though his images have been featured in magazines, newspapers, books, and even record covers seen by millions. The Vincent Price Art Museum is honoring him with his first retrospective.
Tuskegee P-51 Mustang at the Palm Springs Air Museum | Wikimedia Commons/Jwissick
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Six SoCal Aviation Hotspots and Where to Soar Like the Tuskegee Airmen

Here’s a quick tour of some of SoCal’s aviation museums and their unique offerings.
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