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Stoned Again: A Look Back at the Making of ’90s Classic ‘Dazed and Confused’

A remarkable new oral history about the making of Richard Linklater’s 1993 breakout chronicles the lost paradise of early ’90s indie filmmaking as it transitioned unsteadily to the Hollywood mainstream
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Michael J. Fox Is Still in the Business of Telling Stories

In his latest book, the actor confronts the limits of "commodifying hope" as he deals with the relentless progression of his Parkinson's disease
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In the Current Political Moment, Richard Wagner’s Influence Is More Relevant—and Problematic—Than Ever

If we can't morally reconcile art’s aesthetics, then is the art actually great?
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Books Bound in Human Skin Aren’t Fiction and a UCLA Librarian Has the Whole Story

"Anthropodermic" books might sound like the stuff of horror movies, but Megan Rosenbloom researched their very real history for the new book 'Dark Archives'
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Lit World Wunderkind Bryan Washington Has a Knack for Writing Unconventional Characters

In his new novel 'Memorial,' the Houston-based author set out to put fictional characters in situations he'd never seen them in before
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A New Book Finds Beauty in L.A.’s Gleaming Landmarks and Urban Ruins

For podcaster and comedian Jason Horton, loving L.A. Means embracing decay
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Netflix and Chilled: Wine Pairings to Go with Your Favorite TV Shows

These vino recommendations from the new book 'Big Macs & Burgundy' make a night on the couch just a little tastier
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Beloved Pasadena Bookstore Vroman’s Needs Help Weathering the Pandemic

The past few months have been the toughest in the store's 126-year history
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A Second–and Final–Kobe Bryant ‘Epoca’ Novel Will Hit Shelves in December

Vanessa Bryant announced the forthcoming 'Epoca: The River of Sand' will be the last installment in the series Kobe created
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The Forgotten History of Bunker Hill, an L.A. Neighborhood That Was All but Erased

A peek at fascinating images from the new book 'Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir'