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Local author Mark Sarvas's literary blog, The Elegant Variation, reminds us that Los Angeles City Beat takes a short and shallow look at the L.A. Literary scene in two pieces: one on local readings and another on the two new LA-basedliterary journals (does 2 journals make a “scene”?) that focus (for the most part) on voices from Southern California. Apparently, we owe this bounty to McSweeney’s success.
L.A.'s long-neglected literary scene is due some media attention, but we’re disappointed that Los Angeles City Beat forgot to mention the big literary guns enticed to speak at the consistently excellent ALOUD and ZACALO programs presented by Los Angeles Public Library.
Writers can’t exist without the support of libraries. And vice versa.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.