My Experience in UHP 401: Los Angeles Invention of a City

            UHP 401: Los Angeles Invention of a City was a very interesting and intellectually stimulating experience that not only allowed me to become more knowledgeable about the city around me but have a greater appreciation for it as well. From the discussion of California’s Spanish fantasy past, to Los Angeles depicted in literature, the … [Read more…]

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

            On July 26, 2019, academy award winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino released his long-anticipated historical fiction film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. The movie follows successful Western television show star Rick Dalton, played by DiCaprio, struggling with his fading career in Hollywood in 1969. His stunt double … [Read more…]

Duet (Homage to David Smith) – Robert Murray

            Along with many other sculptures, murals, and other pieces of art on the campus of California Statue University Long Beach, I have constantly passed by this one without really knowing who put it there and understanding the history behind it. Located right outside the CSULB bookstore, near the free-speech courtyard, this sculpture is sure … [Read more…]

Now by Piotr Kowalski

For the past year and a half, I have constantly passed by this sculpture wondering not only who put it there, but also what on Earth it was supposed to be. This semester I pass by this sculpture twice every Monday and Wednesday on my way to and from classes. It always catches my eye … [Read more…]