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. Check out the complete set of brackets here: Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament.
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With coffee shops opening up in Los Angeles faster than the newest gastropub can fry its Brussels sprouts, it was only a matter of time before a few local coffee professionals decided to go beyond the brew and see about roasting their own coffee. Such is the case with Cafe Demitasse's Bobak Roshan, ... More >>
If plowing through the pages of your 760-page volume of Gravity's Rainbow has left you mentally exhausted, you might consider reviving yourself by bringing a copy of the book -- or any of the other novels written by secretive postmodern author Thomas Pynchon -- to Atwater Village's Trystero Coffee t ... More >>
Ivan Fernandez The storm system that battered Los Angeles broke in time to allow hundreds of activists, anarchists and other like-minded, politically-fringe Angelenos to convene in Barnsdall Park for the Second Annual Anarchist Book Fair. Those in attendance were treated to an art gallery of ... More >>
Ciudad, the Pan-Latin downtown outpost of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, may be all things to all people, but especially to all people whose pleasures include bending an elbow every now and then.