Elif Batuman is a novelist and a regular contributor to the New Yorker.
In 1995, email was a relatively new and exciting way to communicate.
Apr. 24, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent.
Apr. 13, 2017from Bookworm
Jul. 8, 2010from Bookworm
Los Angeles-Long Beach has once again been cited the nation’s capital for dirty air, just as LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has made cleaning the air a central plank of his green new deal.
May. 14from Design and Architecture
Synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.
May. 9from Lost Notes
It’s TV staffing season: when writers look for jobs. But this year, writers have fired their agents in their battle over packaging fees.
May. 10from The Business
Seventy sonnets written in the first two hundred days of Trump's presidency, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin , by Terrance Hayes, flies out of the cages of…
May. 16from Bookworm
Edward Goldman talks about the Eleanor Antin exhibition at LACMA and an exhibition by June Edmonds at Luis de Jesus gallery.
May. 14from Art Talk
The stories in Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, try to capture what’s human in what otherwise may only be trends.
May. 9from Bookworm
Edward Goldman talks about dramatic and painful experiences that inspire artists to do their best work.
May. 7from Art Talk
Growing up in Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu was obsessed with making skateboarding videos with his friends.
May. 17from The Business
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about their history and L.A.
May. 23from Art Talk