The novel “The Mars Room” follows Romy Hall, an ex-stripper who’s arrested for killing her stalker when he suddenly shows up on her back porch in Echo Park.
Jun. 13, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A short story in last week’s New Yorker magazine is fiction, but reads like a slice of real life in Los Angeles.
Dec. 4, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Rachel Kushner talks about the earliest impulses that inspired her first novel Telex from Cuba.
Mar. 26, 2015from Bookworm
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says it’s tough to imagine a more timely and enthralling show
May. 16from Art Talk
The Wing is a new “women-centric” private club and co-working space in West Hollywood that signals femininity and feminism through design. Is the result a little bit too perfect?
Apr. 30from Design and Architecture
Edward Goldman talks about dramatic and painful experiences that inspire artists to do their best work.
May. 7from Art Talk
The rock band Fanny ruled the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and they were supposed to be the next big thing. They explain the price women pay for being ahead of their time.
May. 16from Lost Notes
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
Growing up in Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu was obsessed with making skateboarding videos with his friends.
May. 17from The Business
Director Walter Hill makes his narrator debut in "The Cowboy Iliad."
May. 3from The Treatment
Poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib's letter to Cat Power about how her album The Greatest worked its way into his life.
May. 2from Lost Notes
A bill in Sacramento called SB50 would override local zoning rules to legalize small and mid-size apartment buildings around public transit and job centers.
May. 8from Design and Architecture