5 Tips from Peter Thiel on Starting a Startup

The entrepreneur extraordinaire shares his tips on how to become the next Steve Jobs

New Reviews: March

The One: The Life and Music of James Brownby RJ Smith(Gotham Books, 464 pages, $27.50)The upbeat was James Brown’s heartbeat, his tie to the earth and to the past....

14 Offbeat and Interesting Things to Do This Weekend, 7/1

Stuff your face at 626 Night Market or get patriotic on a themed hike to the Hollywood Sign

Five Questions For…Ken LaZebnik

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

The Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Your best bets for February 5 to 9, 2018

Inventing Dad: Brando Skyhorse Looks For a Father in his Memoir “Take This Man”

"How does a young Mexican American from Echo Park become some guy named Brando Skyhorse?"
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How Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Room Came to Be

"Where the birds sing words and the flowers croon"

Susan Orlean Wants to Make You Cry—On Her New Podcast

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)

In 1977, Ted Templeman Went to Check Out an Unknown Band from Pasadena and Changed Rock History

In this exclusive excerpt from his new memoir, the Warner Bros producer recalls the thrills and terrors of recording Van Halen’s debut
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Mark Z. Danielewski Embarks on One of the Most Ambitious Book Projects in the History of L.A.

Danielewski’s 880-page The Familiar is part one in a 27-part series