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Los Angeles Poetry - Departures Style

Los Angeles Poetry - Departures Style

Celebrate National Poetry Month with KCET Departures as we highlight a poem a day from the Departures installments, the student producers of Youth Voices, StoryShare participants, ...
Beats & Fetish in Venice of America

Beats & Fetish in Venice of America

Ironically, the deterioration and abandonment of Venice in he 1950s cultivated the perfect environment for artists, poets and dissidents to retreat from the promised dreams of pos ...
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My Rant to the Beats of the Past

My Rant to the Beats of the Past

I was reading the Holy Barbarians and was inspired to write my own rant. I grew up watching the Beats down on Venice Beach and started wondering what it is to be Beat today. Just f ...
Frank Rios - Beat Poet

Frank Rios - Beat Poet

Frank Rios was born in the Bronx promptly abandoned and moved to a foster home and was unable to speak until the age of 6.
Charles Brittin - Photographer: The Beat Years

Charles Brittin - Photographer: The Beat Years

A quiet documentarian of his time, Charles Brittin photographed Venice in the 1950s and 1960s, leaving an unparalleled record of the social and artistic movements of the era.
Beyond Baroque - Fred Dewey, Executive Director

Beyond Baroque - Fred Dewey, Executive Director

Located in the old Venice City Hall, built in 1906, is LA's preeminent center for literature and arts directed by Fred Dewey.