VENTURA, Michael. American, b. 1945. Genres: Poetry, Documentaries/ Reportage, Law. Career: Austin Sun, Austin, TX, arts editor, 1974-77; Los Angeles Weekly, Los Angeles, CA, co-founder, 1978, senior editor, 1978-93; free-lance writer, 1993-. Publications: The Mollyhawk Poems, 1977; Shadow-Dancing in the U.S., 1985; Night Time, Losing Time, 1989; (with J. Hillman) We've Had One Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World's Getting Worse, 1992; Sitting on Moving Steel, 1993; Letters at Three A.M.: Reports on Endarkenment, 1993; The Zoo Where You're Fed to God, 1994; The Death of Frank Sinatra, 1996; Marilyn Monroe From Beginning to End, 1997. Author of "Letters at Three A.M.," a column in Austin Chronicle. Address: 8033 Sunset Blvd., PMB No. 97, Los Angeles, CA 90046, U.S.A.