Andrea Borchert, Librarian, Koreatown Media Lab


Damian Duffy and the book Parable of the Sower

A Talk With Comic Creator Damian Duffy

June 15, 2021

Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, lecturer, teacher, and a Glyph Comics, Eisner Comics, and Bram Stoker Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. He holds an MS and Ph.D.

coloring page from the Hidden Heroes coloring book

Compton's Cafeteria Riot

April 16, 2021

Narratives attached to events in LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) history like the Stonewall riots and other uprisings often de-emphasize the work of transgender people, particularly transgender people of color, in the fight for LGBTQIA rights.

Manuela García coloring page

Octavia Lab Presents Hidden Heroes

October 08, 2020

In celebration of Octavia E. Butler’s birthday this year, the Octavia Lab began making coloring pages to celebrate lesser-known heroes in California. As lab staff, we were deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and inspired by the call to action from the Black Lives Movement.

3D prints made by 3D printer

Your First 3D Print

May 06, 2020

There’s a lot of news right now about 3D printing medical equipment. But what does it all mean, and what is 3D printing?

Rendering of the NASA InSight lander on the martian surface.

Mars: We’ve Been Wrong Before

November 13, 2018

Science is a long and occasionally embarrassing process. Take for example the exploration of Mars. From the natural philosophers of ancient times to the InSight Mars Lander heading to Mars today, we always have some idea of what we’ll find on Mars. But we have been so very, very, gloriously wrong!