| Nov 9, 2011
Alayna Spratley had never intended to be a part of the fashion industry, but in the fall of 2008 she found herself at Ma Petite Shoe. "I've just always had a very specific aesthetic when it comes to style, and perhaps I serendipitously found Ma Petite...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Alayna Spratley had never intended to be a part of the fashion industry, but in the fall of 2008 she found herself at Ma Petite Shoe. “I’ve just always had a very specific aesthetic when it comes to style, and perhaps I serendipitously found...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:17 PM
One of the best things about author Charles Bukowski is that he was not pretty and yet he still found intimacy with women.
It’s a truly valuable lesson because any man can strut around if he’s tall, handsome and wealthy. Imagine you’re...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:45 PM
I am not a writer of prose. This is not an article, an anecdote or short story. It is simply the imperfect account of an evening from several points of view.
So begins the document that Lee Mallory has set in front of me at a cramped wooden table in the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:52 AM
James Franco, the actor-writer-producer-graduate student, has signed a publishing deal with Amazon's fledgling publishing house, the Observer reports.
It will be Franco's first novel, tentatively titled "Actors Anonymous," and said to be loosely based on...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...
| Feb 25, 2012
Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...
| Aug 25, 2011
Scott Wannberg, a gentle behemoth of the Los Angeles poetry scene and a mainstay of the old Dutton's bookstore in Brentwood, where for nearly 25 years he molded the reading habits of a wide assortment of customers and petted every dog that crossed the...
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Charles Bukowski's work will be celebrated in downtown LA Saturday with readings by Harry Dean Stanton, Rebecca De Mornay, Dan Fante, Jack Grapes and more....
| May 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The restaurant Musso & Frank is where some of L.A.'s greatest writers drank; now it celebrates that legacy with a quarterly literary salon, complete with steak and cocktails....
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
First published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it.
But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco,...