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On Location: La Puente

On Location: La Puente

This week L.A. Letters spotlights the city's history and the new generation of game-changers invested in the city's revitalization.
The Fine Arts Building: Art, Artifice, and Illegal Operations in L.A.'s Commercial Cathedral

The Fine Arts Building: Art, Artifice, and Illegal Operations in L.A.'s Commercial Cathedral

Art clubs, luxury shops, and oil corporations have all occupied the intricately detailed spaces of the 1926 Fine Arts Building in downtown L.A.
The Community Story Lab: The Real Me

The Community Story Lab: The Real Me

In this month's Community Story Lab the participants turned their cameras on themselves, layering and complicating the meaning of the ubiquitous "selfie."
16mm L.A. River Film Screening in Echo Park

16mm L.A. River Film Screening in Echo Park

The Los Angeles River has been in the city long before Los Angeles, but it takes a special medium to make one realize the passage of time, that rushes on even without our notice.
The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

This week LA Letters covers the history of the Rendezvous and also previews the upcoming reunion show that includes members of legendary Surf Rock groups like the Chantays, the Sur ...
Aerial Photographs Capture a View from Above the L.A. River

Aerial Photographs Capture a View from Above the L.A. River

Architectural photographer Lane Barden unveils a Los Angeles River many Angelenos have yet to see -- a river seen from above.