American novelist, Professor of English at UCLA, and Writer in Residence at Bard College; author of Casebook and My Hollywood
We are never prepared to discover our parents are fallible; Simpson's protagonist investigates his parents' lives but most of what he uncovers he doesn't wish to know.
May. 22, 2014
Author Mona Simpson joins Madeleine Brand in KCRW’s studios to talk about her latest novel, Casebook , set right here in Santa Monica.
Apr. 28, 2014
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Director and actor Natalie Morales on making an R-rated teen comedy about health care.
from The Treatment
Domenico Ingenito speaks about his book, “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry.”
Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."
Edward St. Aubyn discusses his new book, “Double Blind,” and writing about the problems with consciousness that have long fascinated his consciousness.
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.”
Retired? Not on your life, or hers.
from Film Reviews
COVID-19 took a particular toll on theaters and venues, forcing them to shutter for more than a year.
from KCRW Features
Today’s entire show looks deeply at the Boyle Heights neighborhood of LA.
from Greater LA
NBC announced it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.
from Hollywood Breakdown