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Beats and Rhymes: The Mad Ones Are Fearless

Beats and Rhymes: The Mad Ones Are Fearless

This ode to the underground art movement shares a list of artists deeply embedded in the city's fabric: stellar individuals teaching love and working with urgency, going places and ...
Beats and Rhymes: Words on L.A. Noir

Beats and Rhymes: Words on L.A. Noir

From Charlie Chaplin to Phil Spector, Black Dahlia to the Hillside Strangler, the dark allure of L.A. noir lives on.
Beats and Rhymes: Besskepp's 'Ode to Stockton'

Beats and Rhymes: Besskepp's 'Ode to Stockton'

Besskepp's celebration of the rich history and racial diversity of his hometown of Stockton stands in stark contrast to Forbes Magazine's declaration as one of America's "most mise ...
Beats and Rhymes: Ode to the L.A. River

Beats and Rhymes: Ode to the L.A. River

I've written dozens of poems about the river. The poem recorded here is a culmination.
A Poem for Stuart, A Poem by Frank Rios

A Poem for Stuart, A Poem by Frank Rios

In honor of National Poetry Month, a video of Frank Rios sharing his poem, A Poem for Stuart.
America, by Philomene Long

America, by Philomene Long

In honor of National Poetry Month, two poems by Venice poet Philomene Long.