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  • ... Americans are the largest group immigrating to America in the last decade. It goes without saying that Los Angeles and Southern ... venerated books, two excellent volumes are "Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America" and "A Different Mirror: ... Carlos Bulosan. These titans are Asian-American artistic pioneers and champions of L.A. Letters. ...
  • In the penultimate excerpt, we remain beyond the buzz and speculation of the ... the 2000s, hanging with the scruffy bohemians that helped to pioneer the art colony, and at Al's Swinger, the working-class ... heard our first mention of the "gentrified desert." Here, in our penultimate excerpt, we remain beyond the buzz and speculation of the ...
  • ... thriving Joshua Tree art colony--profiling desert artist pioneers Fred Drake and Ted Quinn. The first installment of an excerpt from ... next several weeks I'll post installments from a chapter in my upcoming book Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West ...
  • ... Commons It is one of those early mornings in December when the sky is a drab, opal grey. The hills that surround the ... and out racecar," even though he was a well-known racer at race tracks around town. 5 A month later he was flying by spectators and ...
  • ... California that was simple, genuine, and full of wonder. In the clip above, Kathy Kasaba, Production Manager for many of Huell's shows , remembers the bigger-than-life host. He cared deeply about ...
  • ... photographed their Central American surf adventures in the early 1970s, inspiring others to head South to ride the waves. ... of " Search for the Perfect Wave ," a gorgeous book that shows life in and out of the water for the two happy-go-lucky ...
  • In this week's installment of "House Of the Moon ," the arrival of a ... we noted the "deserts within the desert": the divides of race and class that persist on a landscape carved out of of American colonial ... when, she said, it was still "like the Wild West," and the pioneers like herself rubbed elbows with the locals. She remembered the soap ...
  • ... discovered that regional populations of songbirds can sing in distinct dialects, has died at age 86 of pneumonia. ... [scald=57222:kl_video_context] This embedded video shows a number of sparrows in Portland in the act of singing. It's ...
  • Established in 1874, the second ever burial ground in the Valley now has only 13 or 14 gravestones, and volunteers have put in thousands of hours attempting to piece together the true story of the early settlers who are buried here. ...
  • ... from glare at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County, and the risk that glare poses to aviation in the area. It's not good news for those flying between LA and ...

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