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The Believer's April 2006 issue and web site have several articles about LA and/or by LA writers.

As we've mentioned, in Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A." , Jenny Price takes the facetious response she gets when she tells people at cocktail parties that she is a Los Angeles-based nature writer, --"Is there nature in LA?" --as the starting point for her meditation on the natural world in the city, or the city in the natural world.

Meanwhile, Miranda July gets interviewed about her artistic processes. For example:

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When I was really little I did these cassette tapes that were one-half of a conversation, with spaces left so that I could play it back and talk with it... I didn’t even remember having done it until I found the tapes. And I was playing them, and at first I was really confused, you know, because they’re weird. And the really weird part was that I was actually able to talk to myself as a child.

Also, local writers Strawberry Saroyan, Ben Ehrenreich, and Mac Barnett have pieces in the print issue.LA River photo from Omar Omar/Lizbeth via flickr.