The exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, on display at the Oakland Museum through June 30, is the first comprehensive survey of the artwork of pioneering Chinese-American artist Hung Liu. The exhibition explores the evolution of Liu’s artistic practice, and investigates the complex interactions between individual memory and history, and documentary evidence and artistic [more...]
Are you ready for more uncensored Mark Twain? The eagerly-anticipated Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2, will be published in October. Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across [more...]
Columbia history professor Hilary Hallett has been getting some wonderful advance praise for her new book, Go West, Young Women!, which explores the influx of women in early Hollywood and their role in the development of Los Angeles and the nascent film industry. The Huffington Post included Go West, Young Women! in their list of 10 [more...]
Mondays in August, the Los Angeles Review of Books is running a series of excerpts and photos from A People’s Guide to Los Angeles—a look at eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations by Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, and Wendy Cheng.
The book documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, [more...]