Exploiting the macabre romanticism associated with the literary life
Earwolf’s newly launched Wolfpop network debuts with a show about the fine art of bawling (and a talk show co-hosted by Sylvester Stallone)
Literary critic David Kipen on what’s caught his eye
The Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar! is at the top of our list
LAmag.com, December 1, 2009Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Touchstone, hardcover, $25) By David Bianculli Performing at CBS Television City for its...
420 Charactersby Lou Beach(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 176 pages, $22)“The art of Lou Beach is probably smarter than you,” Matt Groening once said. An illustrator and album cover designer, Beach traded...
The writer reveals L.A.’s surprisingly prudish side
The Accidental Feministby M.G. Lord(Walker & Company, 192 pages, $22)The L.A.-based writer gives Elizabeth Taylor what she gave Barbie in her “unauthorized” biography of the doll: a seat at...
Every month LAmag.com compiles titles of local interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here, arranged by genre, are some highlights
The duo behind Freakonomics has a new, quasi-self-help book that aims to teach us how to retrain our brains