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Author Willy Vlautin and his newest novel, The Night Always Comes
Daryl M., April 01, 2021

Willy Vlautin is the author of five novels: The Motel Life, which was made into a film starring Dakota Fanning, Emile Hersh, and Stephen Dorff;

vintage crayola crayon boxes
Tina Lernø, March 31, 2021

If you look up, "What is a crayon?", you will get a dictionary definition like this: A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing.

Girl reads a graphic novel while having a grilled ham and cheese sandwich
Mona Gilbert, March 30, 2021

The idea of adapting classic stories into a graphic novel format is intriguing. Moreover, classic books are listed on required reading book lists and are a staple of libraries. Therefore, it’s not unusual for readers to have familiarity prior to exploring alternative formats.

City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Janice Hahn, Jan C. Perry, Wendy Greuel, Nury Martinez, and Monica Rodriguez

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.

Tori Holder and her zine, Sorry For The Inconvenience
Angi Brzycki, March 26, 2021

Tori Holder is an illustrator and comics artist from Los Angeles, CA. Her work deals with capturing the beautiful mundanities of everyday life through image and text. Her works include Sorry For The Inconvenience and Relationshit, among others.

Cartograph of Southern California by Ruth Taylor White
Glen Creason, March 26, 2021

After admiring her maps for several decades I began to ponder why the great Ruth Taylor White does not have a place in Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers or even a Wikipedia page. After all, she must be considered at the top of popular cartographers with few peers amongst pictorial mapmakers.

Author Grant Farley and his first novel, Bones of a Saint
Daryl M., March 25, 2021

Grant Farley worked as an English teacher for over twenty-five years and has taught at a Santa Monica alternative school, a barrio junior high, and a Marine Science magnet in San Pedro.

6 versions of the Kick Inside album cover
Aaron M. Olson, March 24, 2021

Though she’s recognized as one of the biggest solo artists ever in the UK, Kate Bush somehow didn’t break through in the US in quite the same way and remains somewhat of an oddity in the American pop echelon.

Group of kids with their books standing by a background of the world map
Mona Gilbert, March 23, 2021

Reading gives everyone the opportunity to travel all over the world; books provide a wonderful window into other cultures and lands. This exposure encourages tolerance and understanding of individuals that differ from you. The Los Angeles Public Library makes it easy to become a global traveler.

City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski

During this third week of Women’s History Month, we are back with another post highlighting the women who have served on the Los Angeles City Council. This week’s councilmembers are: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski.