Book Excerpt: How A Branch of the Getty Family Became LGBTQ Icons

LAMag is proud to present an exclusive excerpt from James Reginato's book, "Growing Up Getty: The Story of America’s Most Unconventional Dynasty," out this week from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster.

How James Patterson Became As Famous As His A-List Celebrity Collaborators

The author has collaborated on best-selling novels with everyone from Bill Clinton to Dolly Parton, and is now arguably as famous as they are. A new autobiography reveals how he did it

‘Co**s**ker!’: Inside Story of How My James Ellroy Podcast Episode Went Off the Rails (Video)

A question about online pornography did no go over well with the author

Being James Ellroy

In an exclusive interview for our podcast, the originals, L.A.’s last (and crankiest) literary legend has some deep thoughts about sex, love, fame, posterity, and podcasts, but best not ask him about his girlfriends

These Are A Few of Molly Shannon’s Favorite Things

SNL star, comedian, and blockbuster author on the L.A. haunts that make her happy

Why ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ Screenwriter Left Hollywood to Become A Therapist

“I was unhappy for a long time. I knew that I couldn't just sit at home writing scripts and not doing something else, but I didn't know what else I wanted to do.," Phil Stark tells LA Mag

Inside Author Susan Orlean’s Midcentury Modern Home

She has written about everything from taxidermy to orchid thieves. But it’s her side hustle renovating houses that’s having a big impact on L.A. architecture
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‘The Vivian Maier Effect’: An Artist’s Unearthed Photos Reveal a Bygone L.A.

The new four-volume book KALI Ltd. Ed. chronicles Joan Archibald’s transformation from Long Island housewife to elusive artist
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Eric Wareheim Is Luring Fans of Gross-Out Comedy to the World of Fine Food

The comedian and author of the new cookbook 'Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure' talks about setting out to write "a real food bible"
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6 Fall Books We Can’t Wait to Read: Lauren Groff, Colson Whitehead, and More

If you need us this season, we'll be cozying up with a good book