The AnnaBís line of purses, clutches and handbags, launched in 2015, is aiming squarely at the style-meets-sticky-bud demographic.
Susan Straight writes about the iconic L.A. writer John Rechy and his new book, 'After the Blue Hour.'
A new independent bookstore is open for business in Boyle Heights.
Critic at Large Laila Lalami writes of the competing pressures on her and other novelists.
L.A. Times critic at large Rigoberto Gonzalez on the uncomfortable encounters and misperceptions that people of color face.
Fiona Maazel ups her game with a novel that's part surreal science fiction, part telenovela, part Thomas Pynchon.
Two black poets jog our collective memories, facing the distant and recent history of black Americans, asking us to try to see ourselves in their mirrors.
Fights over fossil fuels and climate change have driven America to civil war in Omar El Akkad's debut novel.
If “Compass” had an index (more’s the pity that it doesn’t) you could use it as the syllabus for a Ph.D program.
Elif Batuman, who reads in L.A. on Monday, applies her literary gifts to fiction in her novel 'The Idiot'
Katie Kitamura discusses her novel 'A Separation,' which follows a fracturing creative couple.
Marina Benjamin takes a deep look at being a woman in middle age in her new book
In his novel 'White Tears', Hari Kunzru delves into the blues, white appropriation and our violent past
In "Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire," biographer Kay Redfield Jamison explores the connection between manic-depression and the poet's genius,
In a world swarming with refugees, a world of travel bans, extreme vetting and giant walls, imagine mysterious black doors that transport defenseless refugees
When an everyman's complaints catch the attention of a reality TV producer, the result is Ron Currie Jr.'s novel
Writer John Scalzi's hometown voted for Trump; his online community of authors and creatives is liberal. Will the worlds collide?
Jane Mayer discusses her book 'Dark Money' and its ongoing relevance