You can tell how cool the company we keep is at Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology. Folks keep talking about our contributors in glowing terms. Take Clancy Sigal, L.A.’s poster boy for 50s-60s political chutzpah and an inspiration to generations of impatient rights fighters. We are privileged to include an excerpt from Mr. Sigal’s … More Clancy Sigal’s Black Sunset in the News
By Susan LaTempa, series editor. As I wrote in the introduction to the just-published anthology Paperback L.A. Book 1, Susan Sontag was a major inspiration for this new anthology series of writing about L.A. Why? Because a piece she’d written was one of the first examples of the kind of writing about L.A. that I felt should … More Paperback L.A. and Susan Sontag
Are the Dodgers, the beach, the San Fernando Valley, Silver Lake, Sunset Boulevard, San Gabriel Valley PCH, South LA, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood bookships, Tongva historic sites, Venice Skate Park, and DTLA part of your Los Angeles? … More The new book Paperback L.A. covers diverse eras and geographies of our L.A.
Images of vanished LA by Robert Landau, a contributor of photos to Paperback LA Book 1, A Casual Anthology: Clothes. Coffee. Crushes. Crime.
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Copies of Paperback LA will be available in time for the LA Times Festival of Books next weekend, so we’re previewing this new anthology from Prospect Park Books with one last So You Think You Know LA? quiz. This quiz question has lots of hints: Which Harlem Renaissance writer used Leak’s Lake (or Leake’s Lake) a … More So You Think You Know LA? (Quiz #5)