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Read Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’

The 22-year-old L.A. native captured the national moment in her new work
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How Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of Rock

In the late ’60s, the beloved Warner/Reprise exec signed culture-bending artists from Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac. His secret? Stop trying to make hit records

A New Series of Books Is Helping Beloved L.A. Restaurants Raise Much-Needed Funds

Take Away Los Angeles kicks off with a curated batch of books that honors Sonoratown, Kato, and more
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The Best Books About L.A. That We Picked Up in 2020

From a guide book to Griffith Park to an ode to roadside architecture, these titles helped up to connect with a city that was all but shut down

Southern California’s Roadside Architecture in All Its Glowing, Midcentury Glory

In the new book 'Gas and Glamour,' photographer Ashok Sinha celebrates the region's most wonderful—and functional—architectural oddities
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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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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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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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Taking a Closer Look at the Lasting Genius of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams

In a new book, photographer Janna Ireland focuses on the details that made a legend of the first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi
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This UCLA Professor’s Books on Policing and Prison Used to Be Treated as Radical. Now, Everything’s Changed

Award-winning historian Kelly Lytle Hernández seizes on a moment when the country is suddenly willing to grapple with white supremacy