Posts Tagged: los angeles

Swinging Modern Sounds #82: Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark: A Symposium

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...yet she did what she did, and in the process made the most successful album of her career. ...more

Notable Los Angeles: 7/17–7/23

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Monday 7/17: Jesus Ramirez-Valles discusses and signs Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

90×90 presents: Wirecutter. Celebrate the release of PAPERS with poets Bridgette Bianca, Amanda Wang, and Rebecca Lee, and artist Ana Chaidez.

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/10–7/16

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Monday 7/10: Write Club L.A. presents Chapter 65: The Kids Are Alright. Featuring readings by Sofia Carianna, Spencer Towne, Rebeka Barrera, Annette Barrera, Christian Perfas, and Jacorey Palmer. Hosted by Paula Killen and Justin Wellborn, with Jeff Dorchen. $10–$20/pay what you can.

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/3–7/9

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Wednesday 7/5: Literary Pachanga presents Jesus Tevino, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, and Christine Granados. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/6: William Daniels discusses and signs There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr.

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A Funny Inevitability: In Conversation with Siel Ju

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Siel Ju discusses her debut novel-in-stories, Cake Time, the difference between our online selves and real-life selves, and who she hopes will read her work. ...more

Ambiguity as a Daily Experience: Talking with Jess Arndt

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Jess Arndt discusses her debut story collection Large Animals, accepting love from other people, human bodies, and fear of the written word. ...more

Notable Los Angeles: 6/5–6/11

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Monday 6/5: Keith Kurlander discusses and signs Look Like This at 56. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Eggert-Crowe celebrates the release of her new chapbook, Bitches of the Drought. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/29–6/4

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Monday 5/29: Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those who served and are no longer with us.

Jonathan Gould, with Tom Vickers, discusses and signs Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/22–5/28

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Monday 5/22: CB Lee and Sarah Kuhn join together for a reading, signing, and panel discussion. 3:30 p.m. at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.

Laini Giles discusses and signs The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow. 7 p.m.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/15–5/21

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Monday 5/15: Bianca Bosker discusses and signs Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 5/16: Brown Paper Press and Peter Gajdics celebrates the release of his new memoir, The Inheritance of Shame.

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Finishing What You Start: A Conversation with Musician Matt Kivel

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Matt Kivel discusses his latest release, Fires on the Plain, the ways in which cinema inspires his music, and how he reads his critics. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Savage Mind, Pt. 1

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The violence came in and we were not just in danger of being victims of it. We were in danger of being violent ourselves. ...more

A Certain Frequency: Radio’s Appeal Across 75 Years

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Today, radio is bigger than ever—but in vastly different forms. More people listen to the radio than watch TV, according to Nielsen, only now it’s on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell

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Bonnie Jo Campbell discusses her collection Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, the natural world as a character, and finding writing from the male point of view easier. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Joe Ide

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Joe Ide discusses his debut novel, IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #71: Kris D’Agostino

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In Kris D’Agostino’s second novel, The Antiques, he returns to familiar forms: A dysfunctional family whose members are in various stages of arrested development; a generational home in upstate New York; and the absurdity of life in its most darkly comedic moments.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day

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Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as "a technology for living." ...more
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight | Rumpus Music

Albums of Our Lives: Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Organ Fight

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Something about the twangy banjo and the melancholy vocals just made me feel less alone. And I hated being alone. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Yancy

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Melissa Yancy discusses her debut story collection Dog Years, using her day job for inspiration, and being “an old curmudgeon at heart.” ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #68: David Kukoff

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“To read,” wrote E.M. Cioran, “is to let someone else do the work for you.” Indeed, David Kukoff has done extensive footwork collecting an array of varied experiences to give us an idea of what it was to live in LA during what might arguably be one of its most pivotal decades.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jon Raymond

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Jon Raymond about his new novel Freebird, intergenerational trauma, and the unshakeable love of family. ...more

The Truth About Lying

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My gut is a red, fiery drum, a beacon of rosy light. My instinct to run is a bright radioactive pink arrow, a bloody blade. I was correct. ...more

The Rumpus Review of La La Land

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Fantasy needs reality “because it’s only with the real backdrop that it works at all,” and reality needs fantasy to challenge its façade ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #62: Julian Tepper

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Upon publication of his first novel, Balls, author Julian Tepper received pointed advice from one Philip Roth: quit. What the elder statesman, on the verge of his own retirement, was trying to say is that the writing life is “just torture,” and he should spare himself the suffering.

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This October Sunday

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Here we are again, another one-run game, another last chance. ...more

Album of the Week: Alex Izenberg’s Harlequin

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If you were asked to name a Los Angeles solo musician who published his notable, kaleidoscopic debut album—made of orchestral arrangements, train noises, great melodies, and experimental cut-ups—in his mid twenties, after years and years of writing, chances are high you’d properly answer “Van Dyke Parks.” But now, there’s another artist who fit this description: Alex Izenberg.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #58: James Steven Sadwith

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A self-described “actor’s director,” James Steven Sadwith has been writing, directing, and producing television movies, miniseries, and dramas for nearly three decades—and is perhaps best known for his work on the lives of Frank Sinatra and Elvis. But for Coming through the Rye, his first feature film for the big screen, Sadwith comes closer to home, chronicling in fictional form the journey he himself embarked upon as a youth.

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