Author Spotlight: Denise Hamilton

"I was a reporter for the L.A. Times for ten years,” Hamilton says. “I would come into the office every day and be sent out on an assignment. I...

L.A. By the Slice: How Are Adults Anticipating Universal’s Harry Potter Theme Park?

Home-brewing butterbeer in the basement, for starters

So Long Alexander Hamilton, Hello Joan Didion?

As discussion ramps up over which woman’s face will grace the $10, Joan Didion fans root for the author

3 Books to Kick Off Your March Reading

Personal essays, an historic love story, and a symbolic short story collection

Molly Knight’s New Book about the Dodgers Brings it Home

The Best Team Money Can Buy caught literary critic David Kipen’s eye this month

Get Your Literary Fix at Sumarr, Diana Arterian’s Seasonal Reading Series

It's the best place in town to discover fresh talent

The Armchair Modernist’s Guide to Palm Springs

Four new art books to peruse if you can't make it to the Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale this weekend

The Reading List: November ’11

  Fiction     Fever Dream(Poisoned Pen, paperback, $15)By Dennis PalumboThe L.A. writer’s second Daniel Rinaldi book, set about a year after the events of the first, finds the Pittsburgh trauma expert investigating...

The Reading List: July ’12

Fiction     You Take It From Here (Gallery, paperback, $15)By Pamela RibonDanielle’s terminally ill best friend wants Danielle to date her husband and raise her daughter in this latest from the...

Michael Connelly’s Novel Approach to Crime in L.A.

The writer on his most famous character, nobility, authenticity, and L.A.