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PODCAST #40: Richard Rayner

PODCAST #40: Richard Rayner

Richard Rayner is the author of nine books, both fiction and nonfiction, most recently A Bright and Guilty Place, a history of certain true crimes in L.A. in the late 1920s and 1930s. He has publishe...

PODCAST #64: Lisa See

PODCAST #64: Lisa See

Colin Marshall talks with Lisa See, author of novels at the intersection of Chinese history, American history, and women's history. Her novels include Peony in Love, Snow Flower and Secret Fan, Shangh...

PODCAST #47 Michael Krikorian, "Southside"

PODCAST #47 Michael Krikorian, "Southside"

Colin Marshall talks to Michael Krikorian about the gangs of Los Angeles and his new novel, Southside.  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/118556430" width="100%"...

[VIDEO] Photographer Spotlight: Mona Kuhn

[VIDEO] Photographer Spotlight: Mona Kuhn

Photo Credit: Jesse Diamond Mona Kuhn is a Brazilian of German descent who landed in Los Angeles in 2005, where she became enamored of the regional light, particularly in nearby deserts. She spent ...

PODCAST #34: Tosh Berman, "Sparks-Tastic"

PODCAST #34: Tosh Berman, "Sparks-Tastic"

Tosh Berman is the founder of TamTam Books and the author of Sparks-Tastic: Twenty-One Nights with Sparks in London.   Here, Berman speaks with host Colin Marshall about the band Sparks and...

[VIDEO] Photographer Spotlight: Karen Knorr

[VIDEO] Photographer Spotlight: Karen Knorr

Since the 1970s Karen Knorr has been making photographs that address debates about the politics of representation that engage gender, identity and class. Born in Germany and raised in Puerto Rico, she...

[VIDEO] MOCA's LA Art Book Fair 2014

[VIDEO] MOCA's LA Art Book Fair 2014

Last month we visited the second annual LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo and we were shocked to find so much buzz in the air. There were over 260 exhibitors featuring their ...

[VIDEO] Interview with Robert Coover

[VIDEO] Interview with Robert Coover

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR Robert Coover says the biggest misperception people have of him is that he's not a realist. "I learned realism from Kafka," he says, "who would take a metaphor, tw...