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
Indoor music clubs say they likely won’t return in earnest until late summer or fall as they navigate a complex ecosystem of safety regulations, financial constraints, and touring…
from Greater LA
For more than a decade, an urban legend has surrounded the creation of the snack food Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
More than six years after her mother’s death, Michelle Zauner still cries, usually in the Korean grocery store H Mart.
Los Angeles is having an identity crisis. City officials tout new development and shiny commuter trains, while longtime residents are doing all they can to hang on to home.
A collection of the greatest music stories never told.
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.
ZÓCALO PUBLIC SQUARE
Ventura County Fairgrounds
California African American Museum
David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 17, 2021.
from David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report
The queen of daytime TV announced the upcoming 19th season of her show will be its last.
from The Business
It’s a mid-May mega banter!
For years pharmaceutical companies have provide gifts and kickbacks to doctors who prescribed their drugs.
from Second Opinion
Psychotherapists, researchers and specialists say that MDMA has shifted the paradigm when it comes to the treatment of trauma.
from Life Examined
The 1960s and 1970s painted a mixed and controversial view of psychedelics, but their truly transformative nature may lie in their potential to heal.
LSD and Ecstasy were once the hippy-trippy illegal substances for concerts, raves, and parties.
Usually the simplest part of reviewing a movie is designating its genre.
from Film Reviews