Beau Rosenwald — an obese Hollywood talent agent–turned-producer — was used to having his movies fail. He also was used to raking in millions of dollars via films starring a monkey.
This time, however, the failure was monumental.
After the studio killed his script, Beau found himse ... More >>
L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading check out:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups
Our first he ... More >>
Don't want to sit at home watching the primary returns, biting your nails and pulling your hair? The National Book Critics Circle is sponsoring events in fifteen cities where people meet up and talk about what they're reading.
The L.A. one is tonight at Skylight Books at 7:30.
1818 N. Vermont Ave. ... More >>
But don't take our word for it. The National Book Critics Circle launched its inaugural Best Recommended List, compiled by polling its members, former book prize winners and finalists. (The NBCC's excellent blog is here: bookcriticscircle.blogspot.com/ )
Here are the lists they came up with, along ... More >>