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What’s working for Latinos on TV?

Los Heroes del Norte

What is and isn’t working for Latinos on TV? I go through the offerings — in English and Spanish — for KCRW’s The Business, covering everything from  Devious Maids to The Bridge. If you’re a Hollywood producer, think of this as a good guide of do’s and don’ts for making TV for Latinos. If you simply like watching television, well, you might make a discovery or two…

Listen to my story here. For the full podcast of The Business, click here.

Above, the amazing cast of Los Heroes del Norte, which airs on UniMás. Somebody in the United States please cast Miguel Rodarte (the guy in the middle) and Andrés Almeida (third guy from the left) in movies. They are both effing brilliant.

Bits and scraps: An installation about all that remains after we die.

Nothing Else Left, 2013 by Adriana Salazar at the Grand Central Art Center
A view of Nothing Else Left, 2013, at the Grand Central Art Center. (Photo by C-M.)

Colombian artist Adriana Salazar has a pair of very stirring installations at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana and the California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. My story about her work (and her very unusual research methods) is now up at KCRW. Please tune in!

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JEFF&GORDON Not at the Dinner Table

This week’s awesomeness: 323 Projects, a gallery that’s nothing more than a phone line. This month and next, you can can dial in and get a few things off your chest to a close friend or family member — all courtesy of the artists JEFF&GORDON (that’s them, top left).

My story is now up at KCRW. Please click through! Find 323 projects here.

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Art by kids at Charles White Elementary School

I spent an afternoon hanging at LACMA’s gallery at Charles White Elementary School, watching artist Shinique Smith and a crew of kids make a sculpture out of socks. In a city as sprawling as Los Angeles, it’s interesting to see an institution take bits of its collection off-campus in this way. Southern California could use more of this type of cultural decentralization…

Please click through and listen to my story and see pictures over on KCRW’s site!