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Daniel and his dog at Missile site LA-43
Daniel Tures, April 26, 2021

Looking for a nice mellow hike to a remote locale with scenic views in every direction…from which one might blast off a nuclear missile at an incoming Soviet bomber if it was 1965? L.A.’s decommissioned Nike missile command and launch sites may be for you.

From left Andrea Quaid, Katelynn Perez, Maximus Oppenheimer, Selene Castañeda, and Elizabeth Crawford and zine, Crystalline Children: An Excavation
Angi Brzycki, April 23, 2021

Originally from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City, Elizabeth Crawford came to Los Angeles four and a half years ago. Elizabeth is a Middle and High School librarian and the program coordinator for Humanities in the City.

Author Susan Penner and her first novel, The Lost Apothecary
Daryl M., April 22, 2021

Sarah Penner works full-time in finance and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their miniature dachshund, Zoe.

The Byrds
Aaron M. Olson, April 21, 2021

In almost any documentary, TV show, or feature film about the “peace & love” Sixties you will likely hear the familiar chime of a 12-string electric guitar arpeggiating its way through “Turn, Turn, Turn” or “Mr.

A pink moon amongst the palm trees
Daniel Tures, April 21, 2021

Early American colonists brought with them traditional European names for the full moons, of which most years have 12. There they met original Americans, especially the Algonquins, who had their own full moon names based on features of the seasons.

Young girl reading a novel on lush green grass
Mona Gilbert, April 20, 2021

Poetry can be expressed in many ways. Although traditional poetry fills library shelves, so do novels written in verse. This unique style of storytelling encourages intentionality with every written word.

Artist Maru García
Alice S., April 19, 2021

Maru García is a Mexican artist who is now based in Los Angeles. Her work merges the fields of art, science, and technology. She often uses organic, living material in her artworks to explore biological processes and the ability of living creatures (including humans) to restore polluted sites.

Author Pip Williams and her first novel, The Dictionary of Lost Words
Daryl M., April 19, 2021

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney, and now lives in Australia’s Adelaide Hills. She is the author of One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family's travels in search of the good life, which was published in Australia to wide acclaim.

coloring page from the Hidden Heroes coloring book
Andrea Borchert, April 16, 2021

Narratives attached to events in LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) history like the Stonewall riots and other uprisings often de-emphasize the work of transgender people, particularly transgender people of color, in the fight for LGBTQIA rights.

Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Angi Brzycki, April 16, 2021

Alice Wynne is a Los Angeles based zinester and writer. Alice loves coffee, community, learning stories, and researching.