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Paul Conrad

Saving Chain Reaction

Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

A Statement of Peace, or an Epitaph

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

August 6 marks 68 years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

PHOTOS: Should Santa Monica Scrap Anti-War Sculpture?

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For decades the big, black mass of chain link that's piled up outside the Civic Center has alternately awed and inspired, anno...

Chain Reaction

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Jeffrey Abelson

Paul Conrad had a desire to make a bold statement about our nuclear madness, and came up with a concept for a gigantic mushroom cloud made out of chain links. He called it "Chain Reaction."

Dead Folks 2010: Everyone's Pushing Up Roses

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.

Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Dies At 86

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — For more than half a century, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Paul Conrad poked fun at politicians, taking on presidents from Ha...

A Canary in Democracy's Coal Mine

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Abelson

Long before Jon Stewart regaled us with his deliciously crafted imagery to make sharply pointed political statements, a posse of fearless editorial cartoonists did much the same thing.