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
Disney’s live action ‘Lion King’ arrives in theaters just days from now--and box-office expectations are higher than pride rock.
from The Business
The annual Badwater ultramarathon begins tonight in Death Valley, where the temperature is expected to reach 113 degrees.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The 71st Emmy Nominations are out. Get the full list and click through to listen to interviews with some of your favorite creators in television.
from Arts & Culture Stories
A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.
An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told. Top journalists present stand-alone audio documentaries that highlight music’s head, heart and beat.
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.
Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Level 2 Gallery
Hauser & Wirth
Chinatown’s Central & West Plazas
Edward Goldman talks about a week full of extraordinary dance performances on stage and on screen.
from Art Talk
On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It and seven other structures were…
from Design and Architecture
When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.
Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House has become Southern California's first UNESCO World Heritage site.
Rachel Mason grew up in a very typical family: two parents, three kids, Sunday school, except for the fact that her parents owned two gay porn stores and, at one point, were perhaps…
from Greater LA
The Annenberg Space for Photography's new exhibit, "Contact High," pays tribute to some of hip-hop’s greatest stars in all their glory and behind the scenes.
The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City has a new exhibit that pays tribute to some of hip-hop’s greats. It’s called Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop .