Recent Stories
Meeting of the Minds: Convening Consciousness and Culture at Eso Won Books

Meeting of the Minds: Convening Consciousness and Culture at Eso Won Books

In an ever-shifting book selling landscape, creative survival has been crucial to Eso Won's longevity.
Leimert Park: At the Crossroads of Change

Leimert Park: At the Crossroads of Change

The closing of a longstanding gathering place for the black community marks a bittersweet new beginning for Leimert Park.
The Brockman Gallery and the Village

The Brockman Gallery and the Village

In 1967, Alonzo and Dale Davis opened the Brockman Gallery in Leimert Park, setting in motion a series of cultural projects that would establish the village as a black cultural Mec ...
Art
Leimert Park Art Village: The Struggle with a Sense of Place

Leimert Park Art Village: The Struggle with a Sense of Place

What makes anything worth having and owning has a lot to do with preserving art and culture within a natural environment. The Leimert Park artist village is that sense of place.
Art and the City

Art and the City

This week L.A. Letters showcases four African-American poets that have made major contributions to the city's literary community.
Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

For close observers, signs of a Japanese American presence are visible throughout the Crenshaw district.
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