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No, L.A. Is Not a Desert

The new book This Is (Not) L.A. takes L.A. cliches and turns them on their heads
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Susan Orlean Tells the Long-Overdue Tale of the 1986 Central Library Fire

The New Yorker writer and part-time Angeleno tries her hand at L.A. history
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A New Book Compiles Doodles by Some of the Most Famous People in Modern History

Scrawl features never-before-seen scribbles by everyone from Queen Victoria to Federico Fellini

See Ednita Kelly’s Totally Inspired and Award-Winning Book Bike

The San Pedro librarian’s innovative tome delivery system may signal a new movement

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

Alexis Landau On Finding Community, Reinvention, and Transformation in L.A.

The author's debut novel, The Empire of the Senses, is on shelves now

Some of the Most Obscure Vintage Tiki Drinks Have Finally Been Revealed

Mixologist and author Jeff ”Beachbum” Berry has spent decades in search of historic cocktails
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Justine Bateman Gets Why You Want to Be Famous

The actress-turned-author revisits her first book, Fame, at the L.A. Times Festival of Books
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A First Look at the New Bret Easton Ellis Book Everyone’s Talking About

The author's new memoir, White, is a big middle finger to all the beliefs you (probably) hold dear

The Brentwood of My Youth—Joan Didion’s Brentwood—Is Long Gone

Growing up in the Westside neighborhood in the late ’70s, I reveled in its affluent simplicity. Now, I hardly recognize it