Arts and Entertainment

LACMA: The slow return of museums

LACMA: The slow return of museums

Since March 13, 2020, when shops, restaurants and schools closed down, so did museums. After several months, one popular museum opened back up: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Featuring new and old exhibits, viewers enter each room in awe. Scroll through this...

Opinion: Paintings of events that changed history

Opinion: Paintings of events that changed history

Throughout the course of history, the canvas has offered an unexpected yet poignant way to capture some of society’s most important events. Art lasts forever, the original intentions of the artists cannot be altered; even as decades pass, the original meaning of the...

Review: Immersive realism within Studio Ghibli films

Review: Immersive realism within Studio Ghibli films

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio based in Tokyo, Japan, and Hayao Miyazaki is the imaginative and visionary director behind many of the studio’s iconic films. Studio Ghibli films are beloved for many reasons, from strange fantastical creatures to...

Opinion: Perfecting the art of inclusion

Opinion: Perfecting the art of inclusion

Art is for everyone ... except conservatives, it seems.  Especially evident in the political polarization of our time, there appears to be little room for conservatives in the realm of the arts and entertainment industries. According to the Daily Mail, 8 out of 10...

Poem: Refugee

Poem: Refugee

I was honored to receive a National Gold Medal for my poem Refugee this year from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Writing poetry is not only a source of pleasure for me, but a way to express larger ideas about the world around me and build empathy. Both times I...