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collage of portraits from female composers
Keith Chaffee, March 19, 2018

March is Women's History Month, so this week, we honor some of the female composers who have contributed to classical music. As in many fields, it has often been difficult for women to develop their talents to the fullest.

Kanopy: Thoughtful Entertainment
Eileen Ybarra, March 16, 2018

If you are interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, then Kanopy is for you.

collage with 10 of the featured album covers
Eileen Ybarra, March 12, 2018

As a music lover and pop connoisseur, I was immediately intrigued when I ran across a fascinating article on National Public Radio (NPR) online, titled Turning the Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women. The first paragraph especially caught my eye:

3 comic book covers featuring women
Tina Lerno, March 09, 2018

The comic book world has long been the domain of men. Both in readers and writers. That is slowly changing, and it’s good news!

Women taking a photograph
Photo Friends, March 02, 2018

As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.

Image from Black Panther movie
Eileen Ybarra, February 28, 2018

Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens.

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
Kelly Wallace, February 22, 2018

In 1920s Los Angeles, insurance companies considered blacks to be either uninsurable or extremely high risk. As a result, blacks were routinely denied coverage or charged exorbitant premiums.

Christina Rice, February 18, 2018

Los Angeles has always been a city of rich cultural diversity, often serving as a beacon of prosperity for migrants and immigrants around the globe.

Louise Redding McClain
Kurt Thum, February 05, 2018

Louise Redding McClain, a retired Los Angeles Public Library librarian, is the sister of the great singer/songwriter Otis Redding.