New Visions and Fresh Starts in Watts and South Los Angeles

In recent weeks there have been numerous articles on the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb by the United States Military in Hiroshima. There have been an equal number of, if not more, articles about the 50th...

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Punk Rock, Poetry, and Public Policy

Punk Rock, Poetry, and Public Policy

This week L.A. Letters spotlights a historic Eastside punk rock venue making a return, a travelling poetry festival, and neighborhood activists sharing the same ethos to improve lo ...
Urban Blossoms: Poetry and Architecture from L.A. to Long Beach

Urban Blossoms: Poetry and Architecture from L.A. to Long Beach

In honor of Los Angeles architecture, this week L.A. Letters highlights a longtime member of the L.A. Conservancy and a few important early L.A. architects that played influential ...
Southern California's Seven Women of Vision

Southern California's Seven Women of Vision

In response to the folly of the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman by a jury of six Florida women, this week L.A. Letters presents Southern California women with vision that ha ...
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