I want to tell her that Hunter is Hunter and Daisy is Daisy and both should be allowed to breathe. I want to tell her I know the instinct to split yourself in half, too, that I know the violence required to hold your true self in shadow, that I have another name I only dare whisper.
“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. His new anthology, […]
The Village Voice has compiled a list of the season’s best free shows, ranging from small to large, miscellaneous bar to Central Park’s summer stage. The artist list is pretty comprehensive, too, including Mykki Blanco, Yo La Tengo, Fiona Apple, and Steve Gunn, to name just a few. Some of the dates have passed, but […]
Monday 1/13: Write Club Los Angeles presents Chapter 21: Shit Ain’t Real? 3 rounds, 2 opposing writers, and this one features a special SF vs. LA rivalry as the producers of Write Club SF come down to do battle! Mikhail Blokh, Casey Childers, Pogo Saito, Kristina Wong, Steven Westdahl, and Sean Sweeney engage in “literature […]
Monday 11/4: Heather Terrell presents and signs Relic (The Books Of Eva I). 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 11/5: David & Joe Henry present and signs Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Wednesday 11/6: Melissa Joan Hart presents and signs Melissa Explains It All: Tales […]
The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How LA Lit Crawl Round 2: Wednesday October 23rd 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Federal Bar 5303 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood Readings by: Johnny Alfi Natashia Deón Kima Jones Jillian Lauren Susan Orlean Zoë Ruiz Hosted by: Jeff Eyres RSVP here. The event is free! […]
Six years ago, the photography website Flickr allowed a community of young photographers around the world to discover one another’s work. One such friendship developed between Nolan Boomer, editor of the online zine The Juvenilia, and Erica Segovia, staff photographer for Rookie magazine. Inspired by the artistic vision of last summer’s Rookie Road Trip, Nolan and Erica are […]
The entirety of LA’s 73 public libraries will be running in full force—the first time this kind of operational simultaneity has happened since August 2010, when budget cuts enforced some immediate cutbacks. You can thank Measure L, the ballot which passed last March, that allots money to the public library system. How often do you […]
What more appropriate list could possibly come out of LA than books to read during gridlock? Especially an LA impending traffic crisis? This Friday marks Carmaggedon, which is the kind of catastrophe you know about ahead of time, specifically one in which “all lanes and ramps of the northbound 405 Freeway, along the 10-mile section […]
A year and a half ago, I started practicing yoga because I wasn’t feeling well. I could barely touch my toes and felt very self-conscious in yoga classes, but kept practicing because I started to feel better. I didn’t know why I was feeling better, so I went to the literature.
Gangland tours of LA, with one helluva waiver. In New Orleans, what happens when sex workers are prosecuted as sex offenders. A brilliantly written profile of a sniper. “(M)y grandmother’s feet were bound in China, and there were people here in the U.S. who said, “This is horrific.” And there were people in China who said, “This […]