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Historical Figures Tell the Story of L.A., One Letter and Diary Entry at a Time

An excerpt from Los Angeles contributor David Kipen's new book Dear Los Angeles

5 Hit Songs to Come Out of Central Avenue’s Swinging Jazz Scene

It was where swing and bebop transformed into R&B and eventually became rock and roll; its cultural legacy still looms large over Los Angeles
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Remembering Beverly Hills’ Magical Public Library

The midcentury oasis for reading was replaced more than 25 years ago

Five Questions For…Ken LaZebnik

The veteran film and TV writer uncovers undiscovered bits of film history in his new book, Hollywood Digs

Now Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, January 21st Edition

Five must-read titles hitting bookshelves this week

Now Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, April 3rd Edition

Six titles hitting shelves this week

The Ladies’ Man: Can True Love Tame James Ellroy, the Demon Dog of L.A. Fiction?

Ellroy's latest book chronicles his history with women. Guess what? He's in love (again)

Welcome to the Writer’s Room, a New Summer Literary Event—With Booze

Where better to host a conversation between authors than in a nightclub?
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For Cyrus Grace Dunham, Gender Is a Journey Without a Clear End

The Glassell Park resident—and sibling to big sister Lena—details their dysphoria in the new memoir, 'A Year Without a Name'

Author Spotlight: Meredith Baxter

She’s an icon of sunny motherhood from her years on Family Ties, but with three failed marriages and a descent into alcoholism, life behind the scenes was an endless...