It may be like dancing about architecture, but writing about music continues unabated, and the best of this year's best is collected in the aptly named Best Music Writing 2010. In an evening of “volunteer appreciation,” nonprofit creative-writing outreach organization 826LA hosts the book's contributors reading their work live, including L.A. Times pop critic (and the anthology's editor) Ann Powers, music critic Mark Swed and music editor Randall Roberts; The Believer's Michelle Tea; the Annenberg School's Josh Kun; and blogger Nikki Darling. With essay titles like “Kanye West: Back to Reality,” “The End of White America?” and “Lady Gaga in Hell,” this collection rocks out with its bookmark out.

Wed., Dec. 15, 2010

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