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How artists became capitalist 'foot soldiers' in the gentrification wars: Case study, Boyle Heights

A century ago, if you’d uttered the word “artist,” chances are it would have been accompanied by the modifier “starving.” Consider the tubercular waifs of Puccini’s “La Bohème” burning manuscripts to stay warm in their Paris garrets. Or New York’s Abstract Expressionists drinking nickel coffee...
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