Sony’s Walkman and Apple’s iPod are the two most famous gadgets that put a person’s record collection in their pocket, allowing us to walk around with our own personal life soundtrack.
New York Times bestselling writer Christopher Moore, author of 11 novels, returns with a tale of love, mystery and art in his new book “Sacré Bleu,” translated from French to English as “sacred blue.
The Grimm Brothers published their famed book of fairy tales 200 years ago, which included classics like Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating the book with a new exhibit at the Central Library downtown.
In 1964, director Robert Wise created a family that the whole world fell in love with – the von Trapps.
The LA Times Festival of Books comes to USC this weekend. Madeleine talks with book critic and Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen about what to expect from the 'Coachella of books.'
Love, men and cheating
The world of film is synonymous with the city of Los Angeles and the narrative the industry creates informs the reputation of the city itself.
Anne Lamott joins the show to talk about "Some Assembly Required," a new memoir that reveals her struggles of being a grandparent for the first time.
Cheryl Strayed was 26 years old. She was undone by a series of setbacks: her mother’s death, the break-up of her marriage, and the fragmenting of her family.
Los Angeles has played host to many writers over the years, and the new “Literary Los Angeles: A Road Guide” celebrates this history in poster form.
Pottermore is open, and its first push is the Harry Potter e-books themselves, self-published by Rowling and distributed via Silicon Valley's finest. Except for one.
Daniel Suelo lives without money. Back in 2000, he left his remaining dollars in a phone booth. Madeleine Brand talks with Suelo and Mark Sundeen, who wrote about Suelo's life in a new book.
We got eight copies of the same book. How much did it cost to ship them? To print them? And how many copies did other news outlets get? Does it actually work?
In the 1960’s dialect scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Madison decided it was time to put together an exhaustive compendium of American colloquialisms.
When, at age sixteen, Jeanette Winterson left home because she was in love with a woman, her adoptive mother asked her, “Why be happy when you could be normal?”