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The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach's Soul

The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach's Soul

The Gas House in Venice, where "Beatniks beat bongos in the basement," was the scene of countless battles with the "squares."
Great Wall of Los Angeles Finally Gets Its Bridge

Great Wall of Los Angeles Finally Gets Its Bridge

The new bridge will include an interpretive center designed to highlight the half-mile long mural.
Pop-Up Mural Policy a Sign of Things to Come?

Pop-Up Mural Policy a Sign of Things to Come?

Is the painting on a wall at Third and Main downtown, which had a beer logo prominent for a week, a mural, an ad, or a sign?
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.
Love Thy Neighbor: Timothy Washington and the Black Assemblage Art Movement

Love Thy Neighbor: Timothy Washington and the Black Assemblage Art Movement

This week L.A. Letters pays tribute to Washington, and briefly highlights the groundbreaking Black assemblage art movement he came to rise within Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s ...
New Murals Advertise Products, Despite Passing of Ordinance

New Murals Advertise Products, Despite Passing of Ordinance

Only a few months after the passing of an ordinance designed to get murals out under commercial signage, some new works are branding product.
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