Category Archives: Books

Leave The Light On: 8 Creepy Books for Halloween Time

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ahem, I mean Halloween. And while there are plenty of excellent, well-known horror novels out there for you to cuddle up with this season, here are eight creepy books that might not … Continue reading

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TODAY! San Gabriel Valley Pride 17th Annual LGBTQ Pride Event at Pasadena’s Central Park

“San Gabriel Valley Pride: Now! More Than Ever!” 17th Annual LGBTQ Pride Event and Car Show will present their 17th annual LGBTQ Pride celebration On Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 11 a.m. To 9:30 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Park. As … Continue reading

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Book Launch for Women Who Rock: From Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrls at Book Soup Tomorrow!

Tomorrow night, October 10, 2018, Book Soup in West Hollywood will host the book launch for “Women Who Rock: From Bessie to Beyoncé. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl” at 7 PM. The book is a collection of more than 100 … Continue reading

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War Stories: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves! This Sunday at The Roxy

This coming Sunday, Theresa Kereakes and Pleasant Gehman, creators of the fanzine Lobotomy, will host an evening of spoken word and readings from some of the people who made the LA punk scene happen. Featured musicians and writers include Flea (RHCP), … Continue reading

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‘We Have Always Lived In The Castle’ Comes To The Big Screen

“We Have Always Lived In The Castle” from Further Films is the first movie adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s slim, creepy 1962 novel of the same name. Directed by Stacie Passon and written by Mark Kruger, it premiered at the L.A. … Continue reading

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Sunday: Haunted by History at Los Angeles Public Library

This Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2 PM – 4 PM, there will be a guest lecture by author/researcher Craig Owens (of Bizarre Los Angeles) at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the LA Central Library. Over the course of three … Continue reading

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‘This Is (Not) L.A.’ at The Natural History Museum

If, like me, you’re a little tired of having to defend L.A. from people who like to call it shallow—and/or base their entire L.A. knowledge on one neighborhood—then you might be interested in a new book from Knock Knock called This … Continue reading

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Mark Z. Danielewski has Written a Pilot for a ‘House of Leaves’ Television Show and it’s Even More Meta

On June 18, 2018, Mark Z. Danielewski quietly posted a link on Twitter and Facebook to a television pilot for his groundbreaking book, “House of Leaves.” Although he has written a number of books since, it is this first novel … Continue reading

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‘The Green Burial Guidebook’: Don’t Fear the Green Reaper

While I certainly haven’t spent much time dwelling on death, I have thought that when I die, I’d like to just decompose into the earth and “return to nature.” The idea seems more natural and useful – because I’d be … Continue reading

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Arroyo Seco Weekend: The Food – The Fun – The Frolic

I can’t believe I have been going to the Rose Bowl for my entire life and I never knew about the acres and acres of verdant grass gently sloping behind it. The enormous Brookside golf course was repurposed into festival … Continue reading

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