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Michael Connelly’s Novel Approach to Crime in L.A.

The writer on his most famous character, nobility, authenticity, and L.A. Read more...

10 Things We Learned About Ava Gardner from her Memoir

A tough, smart woman who evoked a touch of Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard, Gardner lived a rags to riches fable with a lot of sass, sex, and booze stirred in. Read more...

Shohreh Aghdashloo's Fascinating Life: The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

Her writing speaks as much to her love of her native country as it does to her resilience and desire to fight for a new life in the U.S. Read more...

The Killer Canon: Ten Crime Books That Will Have You Hiding Under Your Covers

From classic detective novels to true-life murder mysteries, here’s a summer reading list that will give you the chills Read more...

The Reading List: July '13

Every month LAmag.com compiles titles of local and national interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here, arranged by region, are some highlights Read more...

Four Questions For Robert Rotstein

Robert Rotstein’s first novel, legal thriller Corrupt Practices, is a realization of the old adage “write what you know.” The L.A.-based author tells us how he managed to extract fiction out of fact and what we can expect next from protagonist Parker Stern. Read more...

Would You Watch a Documentary About 'Literary LA'?

Pony up $23,000 and you can! Read more...

Building L.A.: Architect John Parkinson’s Influence On Los Angeles’ Landscape

In his new book, author Stephen Gee commemorates the life and works of John Parkinson, who designed more landmark buildings in Los Angeles than any other architect (living or dead) Read more...

Culture Shot: VICE's Lady Fiction Issue Spurs Controversy

Exploiting the macabre romanticism associated with the literary life Read more...

Caravan Book Store: 60 Years Young

The shop my grandparents started on Grand Avenue in 1954 is still chugging along. Read more...

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