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Get Your Lit On: The Week in Bookish LA
A little L-O-V-E in the sand for this excellent week of bookish events that we're loving by nickstone333 via Flickr
No bookish events as we ponder President's Day.
Russell Banks presents The Reserve 7pm @ Vroman's
Amy Hempel presents The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel 7pm @ Hammer Museum
Martha Grimes presents Dakota 7pm @ Book Soup
Katha Pollitt discusses Learning to Drive with Jon Wiener 7pm @ Central Library
Willie Brown discusses Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times7pm @ Central Library
Alexandra Sokoloff presents The Price 7pm @ Book Soup
Kathleen Turner presents Send Yourself Roses 7pm @ Santa Monica Public Library
Terri Cheney signs Manic 7:30pm @ Barnes & Noble, The Grove
Maggie Nelson and guests present Women, The New York Schook, and Other True Abstractions 8:30pm @ REDCAT/Walt Disney Concert Hall
Mark Harris presents Pictures at a Revolution 7pm @ Book Soup
Lisa See signs Peony in Love 7pm @ Borders, Brea
John Rechy presents About My Life and the Kept Woman 7:30pm @ Skylight Books
Anne Enright and Colm Toibin discuss The English Sentence and the Irish Mind 7:30pm @ Cathedral Plaza
Colm Toibin presents Mothers and Sons 7pm @ Dutton's
Charles Ferguson presents No End in Sight 7pm @ Book Soup
Charles Bock presents Beautiful Children 7pm @ Vroman's
Susie Bright and contributors presents The Best of Best American Erotica 7:30pm @ Skylight Books
Toby Barlow signs Sharp Teeth 7:30pm @ Barnes & Noble, The Grove
Toby Barlow presents Sharp Teeth 4pm @ Vroman's
Gayle Brandeis presents Self Storage 5pm @ Skylight Books
Ed Lin presents This is a Bust 5pm @ Book Soup
Peter Carey presents His Illegal Self 4pm @ Book Soup
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.