Lawrence Christon

Lawrence Christon is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer who has written widely on culture and the arts. He was an instructor with "Operation Homecoming," a National Endowment for the Arts program designed to help Iraq war veterans write their memoirs under the tutelage of a team The New Yorker called "among the most distinguished writers, journalists and historians in the nation."       


  • Strangers on a Train: Film Americana

    Strangers on a Train: Film Americana

    DAVID THOMSON CONCEIVED his new book, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies, while riding the BART train from San Francisco to Oakland. He counted how many in the crowded car were focused intently on tiny screens or “dreaming ...