Mining the States of City Minds

In the style of literary journalism, we take a look at residents of Venice, CA, revealing feelings and thoughts about life on the streets, and especially friction between its residents.

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Long time Venice resident John O’Kane teaches writing and media at the University of California, and has published AMASS Magazine since 1988. He has published many articles and essays, as well as pieces of journalism, poetry, fict...

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Venice, CA: A City State of Mind

Venice, CA: A City State of Mind

The gentrification of Venice is hardly a new story. It was after all founded as a beach resort for the early 20th century gentry, and their kin have been striving for the perfect m ...
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