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How Stan Lee Helped This Blerd Find His Superhero

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| For one black nerd growing up in Indiana, Stan Lee's world was an amazing step forward.

What it's like on tour with California's road tripping poet laureate Dana Gioia

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California-born poet Dana Gioia has wrapped up his time as the state's poet laureate. During his two-year term, which ended in October, he made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in the state.

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A.I. Produced 'Portrait' Will Go Up For Auction At Christie's

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The print, called Edmond de Belamy, is a blurry depiction of what could be a "a man of the church" floating within a gilt frame. In place of the artist's signature is a math equation.

Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

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A petition launched by "women and allies in the animation community" demanded "that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed" from the Animation Is Us festival.

LA violinist named MacArthur "genius" fellow

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The 2018 MacArthur Fellows were announced today. Out of the 25 newly named geniuses, three of them are based in Los Angeles.

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Here Are The Winners Of The 2018 MacArthur 'Genius' Grants

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From engineering to economics, from painting to planetary science, the range of this year's class is vast. But the MacArthur Foundation expects them all to do big things with their newfound $625,000.

1800 performers at Ciclavia celebration of LA Phil

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For its centennial celebration, the LA Phil partnered with Ciclavia and will stage performances by 1800 musicians and performers.

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'Sell/Buy/Date' is a one-woman play with many views of the sex industry

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Performer and playwright Sarah Jones tackles tricky topics such as prostitution and pornography in her multi-character solo show.

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Lorraine Hansberry: Radiant, Radical — And More Than 'Raisin'

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A new biography of the African-American playwright shows that she was so much more than her most famous work: A Raisin in the Sun.

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