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The Our Fifty States Project series began as a publicity stunt and has ended, 17-years-later, as a complete series of albums, each devoted to a state of the American union.
OUR FIFTY STATES PROJECT
SOUNDS

To California, from California

The roundabout product of an alternative-folk songwriter, a Los Angeles comedian, and the COVID-19 pandemic, California is a bizarre, tongue-in-cheek love letter to the state, one perhaps best appreciated as ‘folk’ music.

Jacob Jonas the Company will be performing at the inaugural Los Angeles International Dance Festival.
JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY
CULTURE

The Happy Feet of Los Angeles

Los Angeles puts on an international dance festival that’s as big and diverse as the city itself.

Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán, by Nickolas Muray (1939).
ART

Frida Kahlo: More Than an Icon

A new exhibit at San Francisco’s de Young Museum takes inventory of the brilliant, difficult life of Frida Kahlo.

Sonnen Eco 5kWh
TOOLS

Power to the People

Planned outages have sparked the use of more in-home batteries and generators. Here’s how to keep the lights on.

It took 25 years to complete the Huntington’s Chinese garden, which occupies the largest swath of the institution’s 120 acres.
GREGG SEGAL
PLACES

A Garden’s Secrets Lie in the Details

The Huntington’s spectacular Chinese garden reflects age-old traditions—and new demographics.

ALTA PICKS

Camp Like Kerouac in a Fire Lookout Station

From fire-prevention campouts to publicly maintained casting ponds, this quarter’s Alta Picks offer a breath of fresh air. 

Erich von Stroheim and Miss DuPont in Foolish Wives (1922). A restored version of this masterpiece will premiere at this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
SCREENS

Hollywood’s First Million-Dollar Movie

A new restoration of Erich von Stroheim’s Foolish Wives reveals the extravagance of his imagination.

The Sailor Classic Apron ($109) has brass hardware and a leather neck strap, and is made from indigo striped denim.
COURTESY OF HEDLEY & BENNETT
TOOLS

Aprons That Make a Splash

With Hedley & Bennett, a former line cook gives the humble apron—and restaurant and home chefs—a makeover.

Harrison Ford and a CGI-created Buck in the forthcoming The Call of the Wild.
3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
SCREENS

Jack London’s Return to the Screen

Forthcoming adaptations of The Call of the Wild and Martin Eden promise to stay true to Jack London’s characters—and his life.

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