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On Location: Inglewood

This week L.A. Letters examines the legacy of Inglewood, celebrating the past, present and future of the self-proclaimed City of Champions.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Four Iconic Books in the Landscape of L.A. Letters

Four Iconic Books in the Landscape of L.A. Letters

This week L.A. Letters reviews four iconic and timely books that each offer special insight into the past, present and future of Los Angeles.
'Who We Be': Jeff Chang Examines Multicultural America

'Who We Be': Jeff Chang Examines Multicultural America

This week L.A. Letters reviews Chang's extensive narrative as it moves from the civil rights era to flashpoints like the birth of multiculturalism, the conservative backlash agains ...
On Location: Culver City

On Location: Culver City

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Culver City, its natural landscape, illustrious history, and the brisk redevelopment that has reenergized the city's core over the last decade.
Two Los Angeles Documentaries and the North Hollywood Lit-Crawl

Two Los Angeles Documentaries and the North Hollywood Lit-Crawl

This week L.A. Letters covers two poignant Los Angeles documentaries, and also gives a brief overview of the forthcoming literary mega-event in North Hollywood.
Celebrate L.A. from Luis Rodriguez to the San Gabriels

Celebrate L.A. from Luis Rodriguez to the San Gabriels

Angelenos are using the arts and the natural landscape to improve the city and uplift the spirit of local citizens.
The Legacy of the Woman's Building and How it Lives On

The Legacy of the Woman's Building and How it Lives On

The Woman's Building stood in the elite pantheon of important L.A. literary spaces like the Watts Writers Workshop, Beyond Baroque, and the World Stage.
Literary San Pedro and Long Beach

Literary San Pedro and Long Beach

This week L.A. Letters celebrates the contemporary community of writers in San Pedro and Long Beach, and also touches the respective areas storied literary history.
Steven Reigns: West Hollywood's First City Poet

Steven Reigns: West Hollywood's First City Poet

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Steven Reigns, West Hollywood and his plans for promoting poetry in the city he loves so much.
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