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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Thematic Cartography and Mapping Los Angeles

Thematic Cartography and Mapping Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters highlights several books that examine the role mapping plays in place-making and regional identity, including the new book "LAtitudes" by Heyday Press that u ...
South L.A. on the Rise

South L.A. on the Rise

This week L.A. Letters highlights a few groups and individuals that are doing phenomenal work to make South L.A. rise.
On Location: Montebello

On Location: Montebello

In the landscape of Los Angeles suburbs, Montebello is among the most historic. The city's population is especially known for its Chicano, Armenian, and Japanese communities. This ...
L.A. Stories from Woodbury University

L.A. Stories from Woodbury University

This week L.A. Letters shares some of the observations, insights, and research generated by our students from the "L.A. Stories" class at Woodbury University.
Torrance: From Agriculture and Industry to International City

Torrance: From Agriculture and Industry to International City

What started as a small, all-American agricultural and industrial town has become a cosmopolitan and diverse city that is both international and local simultaneously.
Two Books for Asian Pacific Heritage Month: The Yellow Door and Terminal Island

Two Books for Asian Pacific Heritage Month: The Yellow Door and Terminal Island

Entering Asian Pacific Heritage Month, this week L.A. Letters spotlights two new books that reveal little-known history about Asian-Americans in Southern California
Mentoring the Next Generation of L.A. Letters

Mentoring the Next Generation of L.A. Letters

This week L.A. Letters spotlights two Angeleno teen scribes who are doing important work, and also highlights several organizations in Southern California that mentor teen and yout ...
Wide Awake with the Breakbeat Poets

Wide Awake with the Breakbeat Poets

This week L.A. Letters examines two new important poetry anthologies that capture the zeitgeist of American poetry in 2015.
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