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David Kipen

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Founder of Libros Schmibros, a nonprofit lending library and used bookshop in Mariachi Plaza (downtown Los Angeles), and instructor in Los Angeles literature at UCLAFormer Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts

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Written by Amy Ta, produced by Sarah Sweeney  
 It’s hard to put a finger on Los Angeles’ identity. The city is sprawling, yet constantly congested. Glamorous and gritty. Deeply…

What makes LA wonderful and horrible at the same time

Written by Amy Ta, produced by Sarah Sweeney It’s hard to put a finger on Los Angeles’ identity. The city is sprawling, yet constantly congested. Glamorous and gritty. Deeply…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The long list was announced today for one of the world’s richest and most prestigious literary awards: the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Americans and the Booker Prize

The long list was announced today for one of the world’s richest and most prestigious literary awards: the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

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Wanda Coleman grew up in Watts in the 1950's. She described her own childhood as unhappy, and was outraged by racism and hatred.

The Passing of LA's Unofficial Poet Laureate, Wanda Coleman

Wanda Coleman grew up in Watts in the 1950's. She described her own childhood as unhappy, and was outraged by racism and hatred.

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