Designed to Help Uplift the Poor

LIKE almost every other American architect who came to prominence in the recent gilded age, Michael Maltzan built his reputation with commissions for prestigious museums and luxurious private houses. In 2002 he garnered national attention for his graceful design for the temporary Museum of Modern Art in Queens. His most recent projects include a flying-saucer-like […]

The Best LA Buildings of the Decade!

With Curbed LA’s new look, what better time to take a look at the… past? Here, a round-up of the 10 best new—and rehabbed—buildings of the decade. To compile the list, we asked local architects, media types, Curbed readers, and various other experts for their opinions. We tallied the votes and then cast this list, […]

Zombies invade Los Angeles for 'Thrill The World'

When choreographer and dance instructor Ines Markeljevic rounded up 62 people in Toronto in 2006 to perform the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, she probably didn’t imagine her humble gathering would spark a worldwide phenomenon. In 2007, Thrill the World included 1,722 dancers in 52 cities on five continents. In 2008, for the first […]

LA's art oasis dances on its 20th birthday

The sounds of Salsa blasted near downtown Los Angeles’s Skid Row on Saturday evening, and the unlikely area was busy with valet drivers who attended to those who presented themselves at the Inner-City Arts 20th anniversary celebration. It so happens that in that humble part of downtown stands one of the best things the city […]

Inner-City Arts Receives Gold Medal Rudy Bruner Award

The Rudy Bruner award comes with a $50,000 prize that will go toward arts instruction programs for ICA students. In its citation, the selection committee commended the center for addressing homelessness and the challenges facing public schools. The committee also cited the positive impact of the ICA program on impoverished or transient children. Michael Maltzan’s […]