Books

When Chef Josh Niland   was diagnosed at age eight with Wilms’ Tumor, a form of childhood cancer affecting the kidneys, he spent countless days in treatment and at home, where he got…

from Good Food

Latinx writers and critics are speaking out against Jeanine Cummins' new book American Dirt, calling its depiction of the migrant experience inauthentic and harmful. We asked Cummins to respond.

from NPR

Daniel Mendelsohn’s  Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones  is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

Daniel Mendelsohn: Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones

Daniel Mendelsohn’s  Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones  is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

from Bookworm

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

Poet Bridgette Bianca on connecting through spoken word

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

from Greater LA

Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories,   The Usual Uncertainties.

Jonathan Blum: The Usual Uncertainties

Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories,  The Usual Uncertainties.

from Bookworm

The United States has been fighting the War on Drugs ever since President Nixon declared warfare in 1971.

‘Killer High’: Mind-altering substances were key to wars throughout US history

The United States has been fighting the War on Drugs ever since President Nixon declared warfare in 1971.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ben Lerner’s  Leaving the Atocha Station  and  10:04  find their synthesis in  The Topeka School , the third in his Hegelian trilogy.

Ben Lerner: The Topeka School

Ben Lerner’s  Leaving the Atocha Station  and  10:04  find their synthesis in  The Topeka School , the third in his Hegelian trilogy.

from Bookworm

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall  is a Canadian journalist who traveled to 35 countries over a decade trying every hangover remedy he could find.

The never-ending search for a hangover cure

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall is a Canadian journalist who traveled to 35 countries over a decade trying every hangover remedy he could find.

from Good Food

Chani Nicholas says she wrote “You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance” to demystify and disrupt the system.

Putting you in charge of your astrology chart

Chani Nicholas says she wrote “You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance” to demystify and disrupt the system.

from KCRW Features

In André Aciman’s Find Me, strokes of luck are destiny.

André Aciman: Find Me

In André Aciman’s Find Me, strokes of luck are destiny.

from Bookworm

The Black Sea is full of mystery and wonder. Bordered by countries like Turkey, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine, the inland sea sits at the nexus of Asia Minor and Europe.

Exploring the culinary depths of the Black Sea

The Black Sea is full of mystery and wonder. Bordered by countries like Turkey, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine, the inland sea sits at the nexus of Asia Minor and Europe.

from Good Food

On average, each American produces 133 lbs. of food waste each year while 40% of food in this country goes uneaten.

Don’t toss those food scraps—cook with them

On average, each American produces 133 lbs. of food waste each year while 40% of food in this country goes uneaten.

from Good Food

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s “Bookworm,” says 2019 was a good year for books. He shares three of his favorite books.

Best of 2019 books: ‘Where Reasons End,’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf,’ and more

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s “Bookworm,” says 2019 was a good year for books. He shares three of his favorite books.

from Greater LA

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s “Bookworm,” says 2019 was a good year for books. He shares three of his favorite books.

Best of 2019 books: ‘Where Reasons End,’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf,’ and more

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s “Bookworm,” says 2019 was a good year for books. He shares three of his favorite books.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Again Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates herself as a masterful and electric writer, in her new collection of seven stories,  Your Duck Is My Duck .

Deborah Eisenberg: Your Duck Is My Duck

Again Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates herself as a masterful and electric writer, in her new collection of seven stories,  Your Duck Is My Duck .

from Bookworm

Adina Hoffman’s "Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures" is about a man of multitudes.

Adina Hoffman on 'Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures'

Adina Hoffman’s "Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures" is about a man of multitudes.

from Bookworm

Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” more than 150 years ago, and since then, the novel has been adapted into TV shows, a musical, a play, and seven movies.

Director Greta Gerwig on bringing out ‘gems’ nobody noticed in ‘Little Women’

Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” more than 150 years ago, and since then, the novel has been adapted into TV shows, a musical, a play, and seven movies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” more than 150 years ago, and since then, the novel has been adapted into TV shows, a musical, a play, and seven movies.

Director Greta Gerwig on bringing out ‘gems’ nobody noticed in ‘Little Women’

Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” more than 150 years ago, and since then, the novel has been adapted into TV shows, a musical, a play, and seven movies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chris Ware’s  Rusty Brown  depicts life the way it is: jam packed with details, the closer you look the ever more there is.

Chris Ware: Rusty Brown

Chris Ware’s  Rusty Brown  depicts life the way it is: jam packed with details, the closer you look the ever more there is.

from Bookworm

When   Mark Padoongpatt   was first asked to write a book about Thai food in America, he wasn’t interested.

The history of Thai food in LA

When Mark Padoongpatt was first asked to write a book about Thai food in America, he wasn’t interested.

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