Laurie Winer

Laurie Winer is a longtime journalist who has been on staff at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. She is a founding editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Radio Hour: Jill Leovy

This week our hosts talk with LA Times reporter Jill Leovy about her new book, GHETTOSIDE....

Radio Hour: Claire Hoffman

Writer Claire Hoffman discusses her memoir, 'Greetings from Utopia Park,' and explores the idea of faith....

How to Write a Musical

When you’re making a work of art, it feels like it will kill you. It won’t kill you. But you feel like it will....

The Love Letters of Heinrich Himmler

"The Decent One" heralds a new kind of Holocaust documentary, one made by a documentarian two generations removed from the original horror, one that dares to look at a perpetrator with the assumption that he is not an animal or a monster but a human being....

The Mormon Candidate

Mitt Romney has described his faith as “the single most important influence in his life.” He did not go into details....

Zell to L.A. Times: Drop Dead

The book is a reminder that whenever you think things can’t get worse, they can. They can get much, much worse....


I’m not equating him with Hitler, mind you, or Joe Smith or Jim Jones. I’m just trying to understand my own compulsion....



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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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