novelist and short-story writer
Beijing born Yiyun Li is a novelist and short story writer, and a 2010 MacArthur Foundation fellow.
In Yiyun Li’s Where Reasons End, a mother discovers a place where she can talk to her son who committed suicide.
Mar. 21, 2019
Yiyun Li, a celebrated Chinese American author and MacArthur “Genius” fellow, has thought a lot about how depression and suicide affects a family.
Mar. 14, 2019
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Written about a time when she was hospitalized for depression, Yiyun Li's Dear Friend, from My Life, I Write to You in Your Life is a combination of memoir and essay.
Jun. 15, 2017
Writer Kelefa Sanneh on music’s relentless boundary blurring.
from The Treatment
One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.
from KCRW Features
The Netflix documentary “Found” follows three Chinese cousins, adopted as babies by very different American families. Thanks to DNA, the teen girls found each other.
from The Business
KCRW’s Bob Carlson talks to some of Deirdre O’Donoghue’s friends and gets further inside her world away from the microphone.
The smell of freshly-grown cannabis surrounds specific parts of Carpinteria along California’s Central Coast.
from Greater LA
Teresa K. Miller discusses “Borderline Fortune,” which won her the National Poetry Series, when she was about ready to give up on herself.
Director and actor Rebecca Hall on finding the language to understand her family’s complex history
from The Treatment
Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.
from Hollywood Breakdown
"Cmon C'mon" is all over the place, like the 9-year-old at the center of Mike Mills's unusual road movie, but it's a special pleasure that manages to be simultaneously serious and…
from Film Reviews