David Kipen

Libros Schmibros

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Founder of Libros Schmibros, a nonprofit lending library and used bookshop in Mariachi Plaza (downtown Los Angeles), and instructor in Los Angeles literature at UCLAFormer Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts

David Kipen on KCRW

Los Angeles is sprawling, yet constantly congested. Glamorous and gritty. Deeply diverse. And yet it can’t shake the stereotype that it’s a superficial, vapid, La La Land.

What makes LA wonderful and terrible simultaneously

Los Angeles is sprawling, yet constantly congested. Glamorous and gritty. Deeply diverse. And yet it can’t shake the stereotype that it’s a superficial, vapid, La La Land.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Written by Amy Ta, produced by Sarah Sweeney  
 It’s hard to put a finger on Los Angeles’ identity. The city is sprawling, yet constantly congested. Glamorous and gritty. Deeply…

What makes LA wonderful and horrible at the same time

Written by Amy Ta, produced by Sarah Sweeney It’s hard to put a finger on Los Angeles’ identity. The city is sprawling, yet constantly congested. Glamorous and gritty. Deeply…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The long list was announced today for one of the world’s richest and most prestigious literary awards: the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Americans and the Booker Prize

The long list was announced today for one of the world’s richest and most prestigious literary awards: the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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