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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.

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

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.