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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


About Periodical Indexes

About Indexes [aka Subscription Databases]

Each year millions of periodicals (magazines, journals, and newspapers) publish billions of articles. But you will need to locate only a few specific articles for your research project.

What exactly can you find in a periodical index?

Usually you find only citations to articles. A citation is like a pointer. It is the information needed to locate an article within a library - title of magazine, date of publication, and page number. An abstract may be added to the citation, especially in online versions.

Aren't all indexes basically the same?

Indexes differ mainly in the specific periodicals they include, not necessarily in the subjects they list or cover. Choose an index based on the type of periodicals in which you want to find articles.  


  Art Source OmniFile

Same movie,
same magazine

TITLE: The chambermaid on the Titanic (motion picture review). 
SOURCE: Film Quarterly v. 52 no2 (Winter '98-'99) p. 35-40 IL
TITLE: The chambermaid on the Titanic (motion picture review).
SOURCE: Film Quarterly v. 52 no2 (Winter '98-'99) p. 35-40 IL
Same movie,
different magazines

TITLE: Titanic (motion picture review). 
SOURCE: Sight & Sound ns8 (Feb. '98) p. 50-2 IL

TITLE: A critic's heart is an ocean of longing. 
SOURCE: Film Comment v. 34 (Mar./Apr. '98) p. 20-5 IL

TITLE: All hands on deck.  (Filming Titanic)
SOURCE: American Cinematographer v. 78 (Dec. '97) p. 30-6+ IL (pt col)

TITLE: Titanic (motion picture review).
SOURCE: People Weekly v. 50 no15 (Oct. 26 '98) p. 100 IL

TITLE: Titanic (motion picture review).
SOURCE: Newsweek v. 131 no15 (Apr. 13 '98) p. 70-1 IL

TITLE: Titanic (motion picture review).
SOURCE: Rolling Stone no783 (Apr. 2 '98) p. 30 IL