The Secretary of State for President Bill Clinton was in Culver City.
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Gary caught up with Kwame Anthony Appiah, the philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist, outside the Central Library.
Joel Bellman: Ellison, who always bristled at being labeled a science fiction writer, died at age 84.
A shooting on camera. A local news paywall. Media notes, media people, selected tweets and more.
A few quick photos from behind the scenes at the Huntington Library in San Marino.
Leonard Bernstein in the now-empty Caravan Book Store.
Gary photographs owner Leonard Bernstein before the final closure of downtown's Caravan Book Store.
That leaves one chain bookstore west of the Grove, unless you count the new Amazon store in Century City.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs each week at LA Observed.
NPR staffers won't face a strike. Obits for Martin Landau, George Romero, Bill Smith and Tenny Tenusian. Selected tweets.
Sen. Franken was on KPCC Friday and is talking about his new book in Beverly Hills (twice) and in Glendale.
I was delighted when my old Rhino Records boss, Harold Bronson, recently published "My British Invasion," his personal paean to an era some of us never stopped loving.
I will be moderating a journalism panel on Monday night and then, on Saturday, signing and schmoozing at the Times book festival.
The Los Angeles entertainment journalist and author of "Sunset Boulevard: Cruising The Heart of Los Angeles” has died of cancer.
"A giant of American film criticism," Kenneth Turan says of Schickel, the longtime Time critic, author and documentary maker.
Rapoport and David Davis discuss the first book that collects Lardner's daily journalism.
The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.
The Rams' return to LA has been a disaster, but a new book by Jim Hock remembers when the NFL team's relationship with the city was something special.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Two longtime friends recently published a pair of books about a couple of lifelong heroes of mine.
Support your local merchants -- that means shop and BUY.
The angry workers...the anxious middle class...the jittery rich...the discontented military--Senator "Buzz" Windrip brought them all together with his combination of...
Queuing to vote across LA, Trump's last stand, and why the sports department hates election night.
He put poetry in the players' mouths, invented feuds and covered baseball in a manner never attempted before and never dared since.
Davidson, the founding artistic director of Center Theatre Group, died at age 83. This is from an unpublished biography.
Tickets were hard to come by when the creators of CAA sat together on stage for the first time in two decades.
This year's local genius grant winners have ties to USC, Caltech and CalArts.
A lively multispecies gathering at the infamous Mountain Mermaid Inn in Topanga Canyon raised the question: What happens when we are the owner of animals and all wildlife are pets? This is what we are learning now.
See was "the defining voice for a certain kind of California experience in the mid-’70s and 1980s."
Coming, goings, awards and Donald Trump. Plus that LAT photographer pleads no contest and gets community service.
Big sale starts today then the Brand Boulevard shop will move online.
Kenney has been around since "L.A. Law" but the Starz show "Outlander" has changed her life.
Writers Bloc invited the stars of "Outlander" for a panel in Beverly Hills and insanity ensued.
Forty years before "Spotlight" reminded movie-goers what reporters actually do, ATPM was the film making college students want to study journalism.
A new history of urban ideas offers a cautionary tale about the dreams that have shaped LA and the big new ideas we hope might shape the city of the future.
He wins in the nonfiction category for book about the heroin epidemic in middle-class America.