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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."
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.
Remembering Amiri Baraka

Remembering Amiri Baraka

This week L.A. Letters celebrates one of the greatest to ever pick up a pen, write a play or rip a poem. Long live Leroi Jones.
This Year in L.A. Letters: Part 2

This Year in L.A. Letters: Part 2

Picking up where last week left off, this week L.A. Letters presents more notable books from 2013, as well as a few new developments and notes on the last year in literature.
This Year in L.A. Letters: Part 1

This Year in L.A. Letters: Part 1

Books and love for Los Angeles form the backbone of this column, along with California history, urban studies, architecture, and poetry with some selected fiction. This week L.A. L ...
In Honor of Wanda Coleman

In Honor of Wanda Coleman

This week L.A. Letters honors celebrated poet and essayist Wanda Coleman, who passed last week.
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