lowriders

A Glimpse at the People and Cars of L.A.’s Lowrider Scene

Lowrider culture, spawned in the 1940s, is thriving across Southern California. But as a photographer who spent five years chronicling it discovered, this time women are making their presence known
summer books

Better Than Beach Reads: A Guide to This Summers Buzziest Books

From thrillers to poetry, summer’s biggest books are ready to hit the sand
feral house

Years After Its Founder’s Death, Cult Publisher Feral House Is Still Celebrating the Bizarre

The L.A.-founded indie publisher continues to put out books that probe our culture's hidden corners, from UFO cults to Satanists
yvonne orji

Yvonne Orji Was Headed to Med School, but God Had a Different Plan

The actress-comedian—and now author—talks about being funny and having faith
judson stained glass

A Storied Highland Park Studio Is Still Shedding New Light on Stained Glass

After 120-plus years, Judson Studios is making stained glass that's exciting to 21st century eyes
vans

How Skateboarders (and Sean Penn) Turned Vans into a Fashion Powerhouse

In a new memoir, Vans founder Paul Van Doren recalls how his tiny Anaheim company went global
vermont knolls

A New Book on L.A.’s Historic Places Is Eye-Opening Even for Longtime Angelenos

Author and preservationist Ken Bernstein shows off some of L.A.’s 1,200 designated Historic-Cultural Monuments—many of them lesser known—in 'Preserving Los Angeles'
akilah hughes

Akilah Hughes Used Social Media to Make a Name for Herself. Now She Uses It for Social Change

In advance of her appearance at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the writer, comedian, and podcaster talks about making videos that matter, the duality of the internet, and books she's loved lately
jenny maxwell

What Really Happened to 1960s Starlet Jenny Maxwell?

A relative of the actress and ’Elvis girl’ and a retired LAPD detective think the botched robbery that resulted in Maxwell’s unsolved murder was something much more sinister
kamala harris

Kamala’s Way: Insights from a Balanced New Biography About the Vice President

Author and journalist Dan Morain delves into Harris's influences, her enemies, and her meteoric rise from Oakland to DC chronicling her rapid rise from Oakland to Sacramento to Washington DC