Ascent of Mann
June 20, 2018
Remembering Scott Timberg
Los Angeles lost a beloved local writer and his friends remember him.
All About Awe: A Conversation with Peter Heller
An adventure novelist talks about fishing, kayaking, friendship, and God.
Another Heart of the Matter: An Interview with Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Tom Zoellner talks to British-Ghanaian writer Nii Ayikwei Parkes about his new novel, "Tail of the Blue Bird."
What Is Good in Man Is Love: An Interview with Elias Khoury
A lion of Lebanese literature reflects on art, religion, memory, and pain.
Doomed to Survive, but Not Live: An Interview with Joumana Haddad
A Lebanese essayist speaks out against the domination of the body.
Making It in L.A.: An Interview with Joe Donnelly
Joe Donnelly talks about L.A. culture, the art of the interview, the formalism of celebrity profiles, and his ideal partner for a long road trip.
The Serial Killer as a Marketing Genius
Tom Zoellner on the Zodiac Killer and the man who's still searching for him.
Where It Happened: Documenting the American Places We’d Like to Forget
A gorgeous photo album of America’s unvisited places of its troubled past.
Pulling the Fire Alarm: The “L. A. Times” Editorial Board Versus the Bully-in-Chief
The “L. A. Times” editorial board indicts the 45th president.
Above and Below the Fruited Plain: On Edward McPherson’s “The History of the Future”
A trip through the contemporary American landscape featuring portraits of eight different cities by a creative writing professor.
Open the Pod Bay Doors
Tom Zoellner talks to Simon Birch about his new exhibition, "The 14th Factory."
You’re The Puppet: Trump, the Death of Truth, and the Silence of the Left
Tom Zoellner and Michelle Chihara on recreating a shared vision of a progressive nation.
The Orange Industrial Complex
Orange County’s local distinctions can be traced to the time when the orange was monocultured king, and the local economy arranged around it.
The Golden Muse
A brief survey of gold mining literature across the Americas.
Where Criticism Is Counterrevolutionary: Tania Bruguera on Cuba and the Fight for Free Speech
An exclusive interview with Tania Bruguera following the Havana Biennial exhibition of art.