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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.

About the Author

Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Beats and Rhymes: Now I'm Older

Beats and Rhymes: Now I'm Older

It's been two decades since three friends came together while attending UCLA.
Sunshine Vistas and the 21st Century City Reimagined

Sunshine Vistas and the 21st Century City Reimagined

California, and Los Angeles specifically, has always been considered a laboratory of the future.
Huell Howser and the Gospel of Beauty

Huell Howser and the Gospel of Beauty

Huell Howser was an emissary for "The Gospel of Beauty" as preached by poet Vachel Lindsay.
Endless Planets for Austin Peralta

Endless Planets for Austin Peralta

Sing forevermore for the late piano prodigy from Venice.
LA Letters Top Eleven Book Picks for 2012

LA Letters Top Eleven Book Picks for 2012

The burgeoning tide of Los Angeles literature grows bigger every year.
December to Remember: L.A.'s New Poet Laureate and 'Visions & Affiliations'

December to Remember: L.A.'s New Poet Laureate and 'Visions & Affiliations'

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times -- there's a golden age of arts flourishing these days in L.A.
Beats and Rhymes: The Oral Tradition

Beats and Rhymes: The Oral Tradition

Poets have always played the role of the voice of people since the dawn of man
Mapping New Mythology in L.A. Letters

Mapping New Mythology in L.A. Letters

Myth making has always been a big part of the California dream.
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