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Author Ann Herold

  • Ann Herold

    Managing Editor

    Herold was at the Los Angeles Times from 1983 to 2007, and was managing editor of the Times’ Sunday magazine for 16 years. The Santa Barbara native has written extensively on her hometown and on homes and gardens, food, travel, and sports, and won a James Beard Foundation Award for a piece that appeared in Saveur magazine. She is also a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Southern California.


Four Questions for Judy Kameon

Judy Kameon began her career in landscape design 20 years ago. This month marks the release of her book Gardens are for Living, which features inspirational images and tips for gardeners of all skill levels. PLUS: your chance to win a free copy Read more...

New Wave: Attica Locke on the Great African American Migration to L.A.

Locke will interview another prominent local author, Walter Mosley, for ALOUD's "Writing Los Angeles" program on February 20 Read more...

The Anxious Minds of Literary Masters

Susan Salter Reynolds on novelist Kem Nunn, the current American Zeitgeist, and the literary benefits of being a nervous wreck Read more...

Pulp Fiction: Crime Books That Walter Mosley Admires

The writer shares his top crime fiction novels

The Full Spectrum: Grading L.A. Summer Oases By Radiance

Some like it hot. Some like it not. There’s a local oasis for everyone Read more...

Surfer Wayne Lynch Gets His Due in New Doc

Phenom Wayne Lynch was among the crossover surfers of the 1960s and ‘70s whose talent prompted a revolution in the sport. Read more...

Three Great Summer Book Escapes

A trio of mysteries steps back into ’60s L.A., puts the bite on crime, and unlocks all of a fun park’s thrills. Read more...

Santa Barbara Film Fest Gets Animated

And kids get in free!

Quick Take: The Black Box by Michael Connelly

LAPD detective Harry Bosch is working a cold case from the 1992 riots: the shooting of a female journalist in South-Central. If only he could uncover the metaphorical “black box” that would explain her death Read more...

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