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Vintage books and text that reads Happy Birthday, Tom Wolfe!
Keith Chaffee, February 27, 2018

On March 2, 1931, Tom Wolfe was born. Wolfe is a journalist and novelist whose magazine articles in the 1960s and 1970s helped to change our ideas of how journalism should be written.


Devil in a Blue Dress movie poster (1995)
Janice B., February 26, 2018

They work in Watts, Chicago, Oakland and Harlem, go on vacation in Provincetown, MA, and return home to Otis, South Carolina (pop. 5,000). They include an Ivy League professor, an ex-CIA agent, a volatile ex-cop, a journalist, a domestic worker, an attorney, a Ph.D.


Portrait of W. E. B. Du Bois
Keith Chaffee, February 20, 2018

On February 23, 1868, W. E. B. Du Bois was born. Du Bois was a sociologist and historian, and an important leader of the early African-American civil rights movement.


two woodcut images from Novelist
Tina Lerno, February 14, 2018

February is the month for love and romance whatever language you speak: amor, l’amour, cinta, pag-ibig, liebe, люблю, 愛.


left side of graphic is the book cover of Barbary Station. right side of graphic is a photograph of the author
Daryl M., January 22, 2018

R.E. Stearns wrote her first story on an Apple IIe computer and still kind of misses green text on a black screen. She went on to annoy all of her teachers by reading books while they lectured.


group photo of various artists and musicians and LA Made logo
Tina Lerno, January 18, 2018

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 3 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 1, 2018!


photo of author Adam Kargman
Catherine Royalty, December 15, 2017

Adam Kargman is an attorney who lives in Los Angeles.


graphic on leftside is the book cover of Mr. Dickens and His Carol and right side is a photograph of Samantha Silva
Daryl M., November 04, 2017

Samantha Silva is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, where she studied in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C. Over her career she's sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema and TNT.


an image of the Kill Creek book cover and the left side, and the right side a black and white photograph of the author Scott Thomas.
Daryl M., October 26, 2017

Originally from Coffeyville, Kansas, Scott Thomas attended the University of Kansas where he earned degrees in English and Film. He is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever and Disney XD’s Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.


photo of the author Andrew Mayne on the right side, and book cover for The Naturalist on the left side. All one graphic.
Daryl M., October 19, 2017

Andrew Mayne, is the star of A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne. He is also a magician, novelist and the host of the Weird Things podcast.


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