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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?
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Books Bound in Human Skin Aren’t Fiction and a UCLA Librarian Has the Whole Story

"Anthropodermic" books might sound like the stuff of horror movies, but Megan Rosenbloom researched their very real history for the new book 'Dark Archives'
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Lit World Wunderkind Bryan Washington Has a Knack for Writing Unconventional Characters

In his new novel 'Memorial,' the Houston-based author set out to put fictional characters in situations he'd never seen them in before
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Netflix and Chilled: Wine Pairings to Go with Your Favorite TV Shows

These vino recommendations from the new book 'Big Macs & Burgundy' make a night on the couch just a little tastier
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A Second–and Final–Kobe Bryant ‘Epoca’ Novel Will Hit Shelves in December

Vanessa Bryant announced the forthcoming 'Epoca: The River of Sand' will be the last installment in the series Kobe created
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The Forgotten History of Bunker Hill, an L.A. Neighborhood That Was All but Erased

A peek at fascinating images from the new book 'Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir'
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Taking a Closer Look at the Lasting Genius of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams

In a new book, photographer Janna Ireland focuses on the details that made a legend of the first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi
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8 New Novels You’ll Find Us Curling Up with This Fall

Sure, life is stranger than fiction at the moment, but a new book is still a great escape
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In the Early ’80s, L.A. Punk Bands Played Where They Could—Even at USC Frat Parties

In an excerpt from the new book 'Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion,' the Valley legends look back at beer-drenched gigs, jocks vs. punks showdowns, and breaking through with Rodney Bingenheimer
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In a New Memoir, Katie Hill Recounts Battling Through the Scandal that Almost Destroyed Her

In ’She Will Rise,’ the former congresswoman recalls her journey from promising 29-year-old political novice to victim of a revenge campaign that drove her from office after just ten months