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The Legacy of Steve Jobs

Max Benavidez on the Death of Steve Jobs I first learned that Steve Jobs had died on my iPhone. A friend texted me soon after the news broke, “I can’t believe that Steve Jobs died!” I was in New York … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Artist Karen Green on Her New Show—“Tiny Stampede” & Memory, Grief, and Faith

Max Benavidez Interviews Karen Green on Art and Forgiveness In 2009, artist Karen Green made “The Forgiveness Machine.” It was a strange seven-foot-long plastic apparatus that allowed people to write down whatever they wanted to forgive or be forgiven for. … Continue reading

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ELAC’s VPAM: A Game Changer on the L.A. Art Scene

Max Benavidez for The American Show The late actor and art collector Vincent Price once said, “I play men besieged by fate…” East Los Angeles College’s new Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM), which opened on May 21, 2011, is a … Continue reading

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Roger Guenveur Smith on “Juan and John”

Roger Guenveur Smith’s new play, “Juan and John,” opens today at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. The play is based on the famous 1965 incident between the San Francisco Giants’ Juan Marichal and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ John … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Leave Afghanistan

Commentary by Max Benavidez for The American Show The death of Osama bin Laden is a symbolic turning point in what’s been called the “war on terror.” After the horrific events of 9/11, Americans wanted to bring the chief perpetrator … Continue reading

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Real Street Art and L.A. Legacies

When Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Director Jeffrey Deitch whitewashed Blu’s image of coffins wrapped in dollar bills he joined a long legacy of mural and graffiti censors in Los Angeles that probably started in 1932 when the city covered … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Welcome to The American Show, a new multimedia blog about life in the USA, the greatest reality show on earth. Ours is a mediated society where nothing seems real until it’s in the media. Watch is what we do. We … Continue reading

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