The Mirage Factory
Gary Krist recounted the founding of Los Angeles, a city that the author reports grew wildly from 1900 to 1930 despite its less than desirable surroundings, which included an arid climate that was abutted by deserts and mountains.
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The Library Book
New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.
Author Lynell George explored how Los Angeles has changed over recent years and what those changes meant to her through essays,…
The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins
Brenda Stevenson talked about her book, The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA…
Professor Jorja Leap talked about her book, Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption, a…