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MacArthur fellow Josh ‘Don’t call me genius’ Kun digs beyond Hollywood to discover L.A.’s many cultures

USC’s Josh Kun is one of five new Southern California winners of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grants.”  His mother used to be a docent at the La Brea Tarpits, and in his research, Kun has taken up spelunking into the musical, political, literary and gustatory culture of L.A.

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