Quick Take: The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock

Kidnappers, hunchbacked vivisectionists, elves – they're all in there
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Los Angeles Will Soon Scrap Late Fees for Overdue Library Books

It’s part of an effort to make libraries more accessible for all Angelenos

Hunter S. Thompson Gets Weird in Hawaii

The Curse of Lono, his mad rant from the coast of Kona, is finally back in print
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CityDig: Find Your Way Around Raymond Chandler’s Smoggy, Sultry Los Angeles

This 1987 map investigates the settings of some of the best detective novels in literature

Building L.A.: Architect John Parkinson’s Influence On Los Angeles’ Landscape

In his new book, author Stephen Gee commemorates the life and works of John Parkinson, who designed more landmark buildings in Los Angeles than any other architect (living or dead)

A Few Minutes With Vampire Chronicles Author Anne Rice

The New Orleans native has plenty of love for Los Angeles

Battle of the BDSM Novels: Master of O vs. Fifty Shades of Grey

Before there was Christian and Ana, there was the Story of O. Author Ernest Greene reimagines the bondage classic from the other side of the whip

Now Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, March 13th Edition

Four must-read titles hitting bookshelves this week

Ozomatli Composes Ode to Reading

The eclectic L.A. party band just released a new music video to promote the L.A. Public Library’s Summer Fun clubs for kids

These Photos Will Transport You to a Neon-Soaked 1930s Hollywood

If Google Street View existed in the Art Deco era, Hollywood Boulevard would have looked like this