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Inflate, Illuminate, Intrude

Inflate, Illuminate, Intrude

I love how art can activate a space and get people out to explore their city. Case in point, back in June, several large, inflatable rabbits appeared around Downtown Los Angeles for an art installation called Intrude by Amanda Parer. Specifically, they could be found in the Bank of America Plaza, Wells Fargo Center, and FIGat7th. … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Paris

Some Thoughts on Paris

I first learned about the attacks in Paris while I was doing some volunteer work on Friday. I was working on a computer when the volunteer coordinator broke the news and everyone stopped what they were doing to find out more information. Every few minutes, I would refresh the website that I was on to see if … Continue reading

#LA2024

#LA2024

It’s time for another special post focusing on one of my favorite things to talk about — mega-events! Today was the last day that national Olympic committees could send their respective applicant cities to the International Olympic Committee for consideration to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The United States originally selected Boston, which beat out … Continue reading

Finding Firsts at the Sochi Olympics

Finding Firsts at the Sochi Olympics

The Sochi Winter Olympics are over. Okay, well, they have been over, but I wanted to write one more post highlighting some of the notable firsts from this year’s games. Before I get to that, let’s talk about that closing ceremony for a bit. It was great to see the Russians poke fun at the … Continue reading

Russia, LGBT Rights, and the 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia, LGBT Rights, and the 2014 Winter Olympics

While walking around Downtown LA, I noticed that there was an LGBT flag attached to the Sister Cities signpost near city hall. Upon closer observation, the flag was hanging from the St. Petersburg marker which pointed the way to the Russian city. If you’ve been paying attention to current global affairs, then you can see … Continue reading

Crossing Continents: Tulips and Globalization

Crossing Continents: Tulips and Globalization

At first glance, the words “tulips” and “globalization” featured in this post’s title may sound completely random in relation to each other, but as you should know, everything is connected to globalization in one way or another. So let’s talk tulip. Mental Floss made a post earlier today featuring a video by Stephane Kaas called … Continue reading