Category Archives: street art

of marathons and assholes

On this episode: “Whenever I see a plain, industrial building, I just have to wonder: who’s being screwed behind those frosted, black windows?”  -Robby Herbst, Llano del Río collective on the Antagonist’s Guide to the Assholes of Los Angeles. “When you are … Continue reading

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a house painted gold

On this episode, we visit a humble house on a winding road in the hills of Los Angeles where a group of artists turn one family’s mortgage default and foreclosure story into a lens for looking at a larger problem. … Continue reading

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Two events: one tragic, one joyous

On this episode, we take you to the 10 miles of streets where countless thousands of Angelinos had the rare pleasure of walking, cycling, skating, and otherwise propelling themselves on human power, exclusively, for a day during this April’s Ciclavia event. … Continue reading

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Bullied?

         On this week’s show, we are thrilled to announce that Hear in the City has been selected to be part of a national one-hour radio series: Generation PRX’s Bullied Project. Student producers René Ayala and Oscar Rodriguez … Continue reading

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Occupy Rose Parade and “Civic Virtue” Los Angeles

        It’s our first show of the new year! We go to the Rose Parade to hear the first Occupy Los Angeles march of the year… and we’ll go up above Hollywood Boulevard to the Barnsdall Art Park … Continue reading

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Performance, protest, prayer in public space

      In honor of our one-year anniversary on Hear in the City, we bring you a show about protest, performance, and prayer in the public space. We visit the Asco arts exhibition “The Elite of the Obscure” at … Continue reading

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Art in the Streets

We’ve been following the public conversation surrounding censorship, street art, and MOCA‘s popular Art in the Streets exhibition at the Geffen Temporary Contemporary museum in downtown Los Angeles. In this segment, Hear in the City arts editor Jesse Lerner breaks down some of … Continue reading

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4/19/2011: holding council

On this installment of Hear in the City, we experience the Native American tradition of council in a non-traditional setting: a high school classroom just east of the Greyhound station in one of L.A.’s oldest schoolhouses, Metropolitan High where student … Continue reading

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01/03/2011: censorship and the arts

On this week’s Hear in the City, we take a look at censorship in the arts from the perspective of three exhibitions taking place in Los Angeles. Hear in the City airs every Monday at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on … Continue reading

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01/03/2011: censorship and the arts

Street art at MOCA, street art in LA

As part of the “Art in the Streets” exhibition, the Italian street artist known as BLU was hired by MOCA to paint a mural on the north wall of the Geffen Temporary Contemporary in Little Tokyo. The museum had the … Continue reading

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