"A poetry reading is like a painting," Philip Levine says in regards to his upcoming reading in downtown Los Angeles. "Somebody asks you, 'What do you hope to accomplish with that painting?' Come on." He starts to laugh. "You want it to be admired. ... I go there with my poems." Levine -- the 18t ... More >>
Yes, bookstores are closing all around us, from the giant Borders to the tiny Village Books. But Angelenos still read, and to prove it, we asked LA Weekly's staff writers, editors and freelance contributors to tell us their favorite book they read this year, and why. Answers after the jump. What's ... More >>
Nanette Gonzales No plans for Halloween? Not looking forward to trying to park in WeHo for the parade Monday night? Check out these seven other weekend events. We won't say they're spook-tacular. If we did you'd have to shoot us.
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