A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Page Turners for your Summer Reading

If you’re searching for a book or two for your beach bag, here are a few titles that are being widely discussed as page-turners for this summer.

The first is “Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead – Ron Charles, who writes …

6.9.21

May Reading List

Ron Brownstein’s “Rock Me on the Water: 1974 – The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics” is a book that I’ve already given as a gift three times, teeing it up as a first choice …

5.19.21

Spring Podcast Round-Up

What we're listening to (and have been during the long pandemic).
5.19.21

March Reading List

 

Joan Didion’s new book What I Mean is a collection of old essays, and besides the pleasure of a trip down memory lane (profiles of Nancy Reagan and early Martha Stewart are particularly pleasurable), the slim volume includes a …

3.2.21

Undine, for the Wharton Win

My book group met on Zoom from April to December last year, and we’ll likely be doing the same for most of 2021. Struggling at the end of 2020 to choose a cheery title, we turned to a time-honored trick. …

1.24.21

(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21

Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

A story of two Black sisters from the south by an LA author
7.11.20

An Illustrated Guide to Chores +Some Parenting Hacks = Summer 2020?

Listen to two parenting experts on parenting hacks to incorporate into your 2020 summer
7.7.20

Lisa Damour Gives Great Advice

A conversation with Lisa Damour reveals a simple format for giving advice
6.7.20