Starting a book publishing house in today's economic climate, Anthony Berryman acknowledges, was "insane." He admits, "From a business perspective, it was never a thought that I was going to be a book publisher. I'm a high school teacher. That's what I do."But start a publishing house is just wh ... More >>
"I wanted it to be like a firework show," Sam McPheeters says about the crescendo of energy and tension in his debut novel, The Loom of Ruin. "It just gets more and more insane." Co-founder of the legendary hardcore punk band Born Against, McPheeters' first novel was just released via Mugger Books ... More >>
Will his old tricks still work?
Ian Cohen1st Generation Club Nokia July 23, 2011 Better than: Compton High School's annual talent show, but possibly not. It's been said that you can instantly judge the economic health of a neighborhood based on the prevalence of barriers: fences, security systems, especially speed bumps. ... More >>
Straight Outta Compton! The Comptonettes cheerleading squad and Compton High School's marching band pose on the Los Angeles City Hall steps.Photo: LA Times/UCLA CollectionClick image to enlarge
Connecting the doubts about the failure of a community college