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Not Your Typical House Tour: Affordable Housing Prototypes in South L.A.

Not Your Typical House Tour: Affordable Housing Prototypes in South L.A.

The tour allowed participants to engage in the more everyday L.A. residential streets, compared to the celebrity home tours in L.A. made famous by the infamous "star maps."
L.A.'s Long Tradition of Conflict Over Art in Public Spaces

L.A.'s Long Tradition of Conflict Over Art in Public Spaces

Look past the public art movement created by Los Angeles murals in the last 30 years and you will find a structure of civic policy that combatively drove the city's visual identity ...
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.
Love Thy Neighbor: Timothy Washington and the Black Assemblage Art Movement

Love Thy Neighbor: Timothy Washington and the Black Assemblage Art Movement

This week L.A. Letters pays tribute to Washington, and briefly highlights the groundbreaking Black assemblage art movement he came to rise within Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s ...
Free Lo(t)s Angeles!

Free Lo(t)s Angeles!

Dilapidated buildings and vacant lots typically bring up perceptions of urban blight; this does not have to be the case, however.
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.
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