British author; 2012 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism
Paradoxically, Geoff Dyer begins his attempt to locate America by first traveling to Tahiti. There, he discovers that Gauguin’s vision of it no longer exists – if it ever really did.
Jul. 14, 2016
Jun. 30, 2011
Geoff Dyer on the secrets that structure his new novel (which might, on the surface, seem like two novellas)....
Jun. 18, 2009
Ximena Vengoechea wants to teach us how to listen again with her new book “Listen Like You Mean It,” but is that even possible in a capitalist world?
from Scheer Intelligence
One year after the murder of George Floyd, an event that catalyzed racial justice movements across the country, organizers in LA gathered at City Hall to encourage activists to…
from Greater LA
In Hollywood, merger mania continues, this time with a tech twist. Amazon is buying the storied MGM Studios, and the library of 4,000 movies and TV shows that comes with it.
from Hollywood Breakdown
More people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of LA County.
from Greater LA
Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”
Usually the simplest part of reviewing a movie is designating its genre.
from Film Reviews
When Meredith Scardino pitched her musical comedy series “Girls5eva,” about an all-but-forgotten late 1990s girl group that reunites in their forties, she made a fake CD case, complete…
from The Business
Edward St. Aubyn discusses his new book, “Double Blind,” and writing about the problems with consciousness that have long fascinated his consciousness.
Actor and producer, Michael B. Jordan on the video game “Rainbow Six” as inspiration for his newest role
from The Treatment