New Reviews: April

American EdenBy Wade Graham(HarperCollins, 480 pages, $35)We are what we plant, L.A.-based writer Wade Graham posits in his history of gardens. When he isn’t explaining the economic and cultural...

New Reviews: February

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...

New Reviews: August

 The Rules of the Tunnel: My Brief Period of MadnessBy Ned Zeman(Gotham, 320 pages, $26)After years of psychotherapy, prescription drugs, and psychiatric hospital stays to treat his depression, Vanity...

New Releases: April

Midnight Alley By Miles Corwin (Oceanview Publishing, 304 pages, $26) Mercy! This high-octane thriller captures the whorl of L.A. and leaves the reader wanting more. When two men are...
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In the Current Political Moment, Richard Wagner’s Influence Is More Relevant—and Problematic—Than Ever

If we can't morally reconcile art’s aesthetics, then is the art actually great?

A New Series of Books Is Helping Beloved L.A. Restaurants Raise Much-Needed Funds

Take Away Los Angeles kicks off with a curated batch of books that honors Sonoratown, Kato, and more
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Joan Didion’s Prose Remains Peerless in ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’

The iconic author's latest collection of essays delves into her rejection from Stanford, the writing process, and her affection for Martha Stewart
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A New Book Takes a Long Overdue Look at the History of Native Americans in Comedy

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff chronicles 150 years of Native comedy, from the days of Wild West shows to the internet age
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The College Admissions Scandal Is an L.A. Story That Was Decades in the Making

In the new book 'Guilty Admissions,' author Nicole LaPorte traces the roots of the scheme that shocked America

5 YA Novels We Can’t Wait to Read This Spring

Curl up with some much-needed distraction