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Deborah Vankin

Deborah Vankin is an arts and culture writer for the Los Angeles Times. In what’s never a desk job, she has live-blogged her journey across Los Angeles with the L.A. County Museum of Art’s “big rock,” scaled downtown mural scaffolding with street artist Shepard Fairey, navigated the 101 freeway tracking the 1984 Olympic mural restorations and ridden Doug Aitken’s art train through the Barstow desert. Her award-winning interviews and profiles unearth the trends, issues and personalities in L.A.’s arts scene. Her work as a writer and editor has also appeared in Variety, LA Weekly and the New York Times, among other places. Originally from Philadelphia, she’s the author of the graphic novel “Poseurs.”
MOCA resurrects its annual gala. Just don’t call it a gala

Museum of Contemporary Art Director Klaus Biesenbach said the gala has been reimagined as a more democratic "benefit" that will honor all artists connected with the institution.

Director John Singleton in intensive care after ‘mild’ stroke. Well wishes pour in

John Singleton suffered a stroke at the hospital last Wednesday and is now in the ICU, according to his family.

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