Conversations on the written word from the Los Angeles Review of Books and KCRW.
Reza Aslan's "Zealot" tops bestseller lists from Amazon to the New York Times. Also this week, new books by Aimee Bender, Niccolò Ammaniti, and Javier Marías.
Sep. 4, 2013
Mike Davis, in "City of Quartz," famously said that L.A. is made up of equal parts sunshine and noir. Here are three recent books squarely in the diverse tradition.
Jul. 10, 2013
Three new books on power and excess read like novels, full of larger than life characters, regular plot twists, conspiracies and connivances, reversals and revelations.
May. 15, 2013
Percival Everett, Marisa Silver, and Alex Espinoza all write about Los Angeles and all have deep ties to Southern California.
Apr. 17, 2013
Tom Lutz discusses two nonfiction books on tears and a collection of stories by one of our best known slacker authors.
Mar. 20, 2013
Two important authors kick off book tours here this week, legendary fiction writer Jamaica Kincaid and nonfiction provocateur David Shields.
Jan. 30, 2013
We've had William Frey, Mike Daisy, and John D'Agata, now it's Dave Eggers's turn.
Dec. 17, 2012
Three new books, one an oral history of one of the most horrific events of the 1970's, and two novels -- one from England and one from Los Angeles.
Nov. 19, 2012
Make a porridge from semolina with milk and parmesan, and add an egg for richness. It’s the first step in making gnocchi alla Romana.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, unlocks some of the secrets discovered via 80 years of research on happiness.
from Life Examined
Critics review the latest films: “Infinity Pool,” “The Man in the Basement,” You People,” and “Close.”
In-depth interviews with the most innovative & influential people in entertainment, art, and pop culture. Hosted by film critic Elvis Mitchell, at KCRW.com.
Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed the world. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to the film The Outsiders. A secret road to a California paradise.
She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.
Everything you wanted to know about good cooking, good eating, good food! From LA Chef, author, radio host, and restaurateur Evan Kleiman, at KCRW.com.
Natural History Museum Los Angeles
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Terrapin Station Entertainment
Zócalo, NeueHouse, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and KCRW Present
ASU California Center
Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”
from Greater LA
Small acts of kindness make a huge difference to patients and families
from Second Opinion
Director Kasi Lemmons’s films span over two decades and include “Eve’s Bayou” and “Talk to Me.” Her latest is “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”
from The Treatment
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Kasi Lemmons, director of the new biopic “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”
Sandy King Carpenter had a successful career as a film producer before starting Storm King Comics, a comics publisher that recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.
New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli has used the 2004 documentary “Dig!” as inspiration for his journalistic career.
When a chef told Carolina Aboumrad and Ricardo Olvera that his dream product was huitlacoche, they decided to import it to the U.S.
from Good Food
Lexis-Olivier Ray of L.A. Taco rounds up the city’s best meat markets and carnicerías.