writer and essayist
Viken Berberian is a writer and essayist.
Sep. 27, 2007from Bookworm
Viken Berberian's first novel attempts to take us inside the head of a failed suicide bomber, exploring his connection to the subject and the models in music and poetry that brought…
Jul. 25, 2002from Bookworm
There’s a temptation with the big stories, say a Greek myth, to embrace the epic, larger-than-life quality. After all it’s a myth, right? Take playwright Sarah Ruhle’s “Eurydice”.
Aug. 12from Opening the Curtain
Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' opens this weekend and the industry will be watching closely to see how it does.
Jul. 26from Hollywood Breakdown
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a certified feelgood film that has no use for naked tenderness, disability sentimentality or full-frontal sweetness.
Aug. 9from Film Reviews
Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".
Aug. 16from The Treatment
One of the stranger attractions at the Sowden House are the seven Persian cats, flat-faced and shorn of fur except for fluffy heads and paws. They are meant to look like little lions.
Jul. 26from Design and Architecture
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I take a long boat trip to interesting and exotic places, and end up heading back to the boat for pizza night, which is a metaphor I hope…
Aug. 8from Martini Shot
This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.
Aug. 16from Hollywood Breakdown
Edward Goldman talks about fond art memories from hosting KCRW’s Art Talk for 31 years.
Aug. 6from Art Talk
From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel Beloved .
Aug. 15from Bookworm