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Ethan Varian

Ethan Varian

Ethan Varian is a music, culture and media business writer based in Los Angeles. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, American Songwriter and Performer Magazine. 

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In the Wake of the Deadly Ghost Ship Fire, L.A.'s Art Scene Also Takes a Hit

After the warehouse fire that killed 36 people in Oakland, the city cracks down on underground artist spaces. As rents skyrocket and the city’s housing crisis continues to intensify, many are wondering whether L.A.'s arts scene can sustain itself.
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One of the City's Oldest Artist Communities Fights to Stay in Arts District

The Arts District has become a neighborhood of high-fashion boutiques and third-wave coffee shops. Now, the artists of the  Santa Fe Art Colony are fighting to keep their live-work spaces as their 30-year rent-restriction agreement ends.
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