LA Letters

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.

About the Author

Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Sing forevermore for the late piano prodigy from Venice.
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Mapping New Mythology in L.A. Letters

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Beats and Rhymes: The New Beautiful

I know I am not alone when I say I am very thankful for the Los Angeles art community.
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I Am Alive in Los Angeles Revisited

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First gaining fame while still at Fairfax High School, Mear One emerged in the late 1980s as one of the city's most daring and talented street artists.
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