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

Curl up with some much-needed distraction
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How Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of Rock

In the late ’60s, the beloved Warner/Reprise exec signed culture-bending artists from Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac. His secret? Stop trying to make hit records

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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In a New Prequel to ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Nick Carraway Gets His Own Mystery

Michael Farris Smith's 'Nick' asks us to consider the backstory of a narrator who proves to be as illusive as Gatsby himself
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The Best Books About L.A. That We Picked Up in 2020

From a guide book to Griffith Park to an ode to roadside architecture, these titles helped up to connect with a city that was all but shut down
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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