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  • Street artist Jay Shells returns to L.A. with @TheRapQuotes

    Street artist Jay Shells returns to L.A. with @TheRapQuotes
    On this warm Easter Sunday morning, New York street artist Jason Shelowitz (a.k.a. Jay Shells) is on the streets of Inglewood. He pulls over his rented silver Chevy at the bustling intersection of Imperial Highway and Western Avenue, hip-hop prattling on the car stereo. Then he grabs a step ladder from the back seat, adjusts his black “Rap” baseball cap and races across three lanes on foot.
  • James Baldwin, poet? But of course.

    James Baldwin, poet? But of course.
    [This story has been corrected. See bottom of post for details.] National Poetry Month is almost over, but we’d be remiss to overlook “Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems” by James Baldwin (Beacon: 94 pp., $16 paper), which collects...

    Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S.

    Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S.
    Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died. She was 89. Cassian died of a heart attack Monday at...

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'
    Standing on two wooden pallets covered by a floral rug, author and Chicano activist Luis Rodriguez reads a poem to more than 100 people crammed into a chilly, concrete-floored performance space. "Here you have a way. Here you can sing victory. Here you'...

    In Brazil, music for the flaunters and the wanters

    In Brazil, music for the flaunters and the wanters
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — Covered in tattoos and gold jewelry, MC Guime took the stage at a Sao Paulo club where patrons pay up to $4,500 for the VIP area, his lyrics fitting right in with the ostentatious surroundings. "Top of the line! Nike Shox...