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Pics of nature around the neighborhood
Laura Duncan, August 05, 2020

For many families in Los Angeles, taking a socially-distanced stroll around the neighborhood has been a major activity over the past few months, a type of recreation that feels essential for our mental and physical health.

Author Lexis-Olivier Ray
Angi Brzycki, August 04, 2020

Lexis-Olivier Ray is a multimedia journalist, filmmaker, zine maker, and artist currently based in Los Angeles. In the past year, he has created content for KCET, L.A. Taco, Road Trippers, Leafly, Atlas Obscura, and Hyper Allergic.

Author P.D. James
Keith Chaffee, August 03, 2020

On August 3, 1920, P. D. James was born. James was an English writer of crime novels, whose series of novels about London police detective Adam Dalgleish spanned nearly fifty years.

Collage of films adapted from classic books
Elizabeth Graney, August 03, 2020

From the time we first learn to read, we are steered towards “the classics.” FromThe Velveteen Rabbit to War and Peace, these novels are touted as enlightening, world expanding, and, sometimes, enjoyable reads. But what, exactly, is a “classic” novel?

una familia y su perrito leen un libro en un parque
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, July 31, 2020

¿Qué estás leyendo este verano? ¿Estás leyendo individualmente o en familia? Este blog está dedicado a los padres, quienes con el ejemplo enseñan. Así como aprendí yo del ejemplo que me dieron mis padres.

Tony Bennett in one of his recent shows
Keith Chaffee, July 31, 2020

On August 3, 1926, Tony Bennett was born. Bennett began his musical career 70 years ago as a pop star, later becoming one of the finest singers of standards from the Great American Songbook.

Author Carrie Vaughn and her latest book, Ghosts of Sherwood
Daryl M., July 30, 2020

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling Kitty Norville series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged.

Collage of books about children's authors
Sheryn Morris, July 29, 2020

It is a good thing that the lives of children’s authors are not always reflected in the books they wrote. Some of the most enduring and well-loved of these books were written by people whose lives were not sugar and spice.