Posts Tagged: los angeles
In a nuanced essay at Vela Magazine, Anne P. Beatty discusses what her experiences teaching for the Peace Corps in Nepal and teaching at an impoverished school in LA taught her about privilege and about America:
Nepal seemed full of life and community and hope and culture, whereas America was lonely and sterile, devoid of sounds or smells.
Bookstores in Mumbai, India are losing customers from institutional sales as large buyers turn directly to suppliers, and though 700 existing retailers exist in the city, the last few years have no seen new stores open.
A Syrian couple has opened an Arabic-language bookstore in Istanbul hoping to change cultural perceptions....more
The Rumpus presents GROWTH SPURT: STORIES OF RADICAL BECOMING at LitCrawl LA: NoHo!
Round 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Fat Dog
11050 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
Emceed by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott!...more
In celebration of the iconic figure who transcends all generational gaps, photographer Mick Rock spoke with VICE about his time with Bowie when the artist was inventing the revolutionary alter ego that is Ziggy Stardust, and the photos that were born from it....more
A must-read profile of Sesshu Foster, unofficial poet laureate of East Los Angeles, steadfast advocate of racial equity, eloquent witness to the changes of gentrification, full-time school teacher, and arguable embodiment of the vibrant tangle of roots that comprises modern Los Angelean culture:
In any other city, and in any neighborhood besides East L.A., it’s unlikely that a half-Japanese, half-Anglo poet would be so enmeshed in Chicano cultural production.
Tokyo’s Morioka Shoten stocks just one book. Shop owner Yoshiyuki Morioka selects a single book each week to sell in his austere boutique.
A new non-profit bookstore in Istanbul, Turkey seeks to focus on Arab culture and the refugee experience as a response to the increasing number of Syrian intellectuals migrating to the city....more
We are not just an entertainment industry city; there are artists and engineers and teachers and restaurateurs and civil servants and so many more people in the city who want more than to build a perfect body and network with all the right people.
Los Angelinos, come out on Sunday to celebrate the launch of Jami Attenberg’s new novel, Saint Mazie.
“Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty–even when Prohibition kicks in–and Mazie never turns down a night on the town.
It was a really big deal for me that a Sri Lankan publisher picked it up. I didn’t grow up there, and I didn’t go through [the war], so there’s always been a question of legitimacy. When I was at the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) workshop in 2011, I had these tremendous concerns: “I’m Sri Lankan, and I’m writing about the war, but I live in America.