author of "The Lager Queen of Minnesota”
One of the most beloved novelists in LA has made a name for himself by writing about the opposite of L.A. J. Ryan Stradal's second novel is set in small-town Minnesota.
Aug. 1, 2019
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
James Steyer is taking on Mark Zuckerberg and other tech barons and he wants to empower the rest of us to do the same.
from Scheer Intelligence
Daphne Merkin discusses what normative means, the concept of a normal looking life, and her new novel, “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love”.
Rhythm Planet presents a short list of books that make for terrific holiday gifts for the music lover in your life.
from Music News
Venerated critic Harold Bloom’s final book “Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death” is discussed by the poets Alan Felsenthal and…
David Rieff discusses “Divorcing” by Susan Taubes: the reimagined end of an autobiographical marriage.
Elizabeth Wetmore discusses her debut novel, “Valentine,” and Southern conservatism that wants to steer clear of the uglier parts of life.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book “The Freezer Door” explores the idea of radical visions not predicated on dominant forms.
During the pandemic, the co-owners of downtown LA’s The Last Bookstore nearly ran out of money, laid off most of their staff, and closed their store.
from Greater LA
Jen Craig discusses writing “Panthers and the Museum of Fire,” a short and expansive book that feels immense, rich and complex.