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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] America's most famous TV reporter

[VIDEO] America's most famous TV reporter

This interview is part of an ongoing LARB A.V. series from this year's LA Times Festival of Books. Go to the LARB A.V. homepage to see more interviews with T.C. Boyle, Daniel Handler, Mona Simpso...

[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, twi...

[VIDEO] Stephen Burt, "Belmont: Poems"

[VIDEO] Stephen Burt, "Belmont: Poems"

Stephen Burt is a literary critic, poet, and a professor at Harvard University. His collections of poetry include Popular Music, Parallel Play, and Belmont.  Here Burt reads from his latest ...

[VIDEO] Anthony Ausgang, "The Pawnee Republican"

[VIDEO] Anthony Ausgang, "The Pawnee Republican"

We met artist and author Anthony Ausgang at his home studio in Los Angeles to discuss his latest novel The Pawnee Republican: A Skirtchaser in Slacktown and his foray into writing amid a successful ...

[VIDEO] Photographer Spotlight: Sebastian Copeland

[VIDEO] Photographer Spotlight: Sebastian Copeland

Photographers are often called upon to shoot in difficult and even treacherous conditions, but there’s a small club of hardy and necessarily obstinate individuals who have managed to endure the extr...