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Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit: A Bitter Crop in Texas

Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit: A Bitter Crop in Texas

His most recent body of work seeks an understanding of the widespread lynching of Mexicanos in Texas between 1848 and 1928.
Poetry as Social Practice: The Luis Rodriguez Poetry Locomotive

Poetry as Social Practice: The Luis Rodriguez Poetry Locomotive

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Luis Rodriguez's distinguished career and also highlights the larger community of writers from Boyle Heights to Pacoima and Sylmar that count him ...
Olvera Street: The Fabrication of L.A.'s Mexican Heritage

Olvera Street: The Fabrication of L.A.'s Mexican Heritage

The first installment in a new series exploring the names of L.A. streets takes a look at the converted alley considered by some to be the heart of Mexican L.A.
L.A. Chicano Mural History Documented Via San Bernardino

L.A. Chicano Mural History Documented Via San Bernardino

Elliott Barkan's photographs of Los Angeles murals portray the growing self-identity of Chicano culture since the late 1960s.
Guest List: Ten Street Art Stories for 2012

Guest List: Ten Street Art Stories for 2012

Professor and Exhibitions Director at Azusa Pacific University offers his top street art-related stories for 2012.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Ellen Ochoa

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Ellen Ochoa

As the first Hispanic woman in the world to fly into space, her influence can be felt far beyond the galaxies.
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