Verso Books and the LA Review of Books: Mike Davis, Jon Wiener and Tom Lutz talk about “Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties”

Virtual book launch: Tuesday, April 14, 2020: WATCH HERE
Please join us for the virtual book launch of Mike Davis and Jon Wiener’s new book, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties. Joining Davis and Wiener in conversation is Tom Lutz, founder and editor-in-chief of Los Angeles Review of Books and author, most recently, of Born Slippy. They will discuss Set the Night on Fire and its many resonances for urban communities today, the recent effects of COVID-19 on Los Angeles, and take live questions from the audience.
Sponsored by Verso Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles.


Jill Lepore conversation: “Who is the ‘We’ in “We the People?” UC Irvine

Panel with New Yorker writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, Harvard Law Professor and MacArthur Genius Annette Gordon-Reed, Bancroft Prize winner and Princeton Professor Sean Wilentz, and local hero and LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano.  Opening session of conference on “American Identity and the Ideal of Democracy in the 21st Century,” organized by Amy Wilentz.  Feb. 9, 2018,
more info HERE

Adam Hochschild: Conversation on the Spanish Civil War: LA Public Library ALOUD series

LISTEN to the iTunes podcast HERE
The Abraham Lincoln Brigad
e, American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War, are legendary heroes in the fight against fascism. 
tells their story in his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.
Adam is an award-winning author and one of the founders of Mother Jones magazine.
LA Public Library ALOUD series, April 4, 2016

LA Times Festival of Books Panel on BookTV

BookFest 2016Watch BookTV video HERE
“Everything Connects: Building Blocks of Daily Life”

my panel this year at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC, Hancock Foundation auditorium, 1:30pm; featuring
–Jonathan Waldman, “Rust: The Longest War”;
–Edward Humes, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation”;
–Brian Fagan, “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History.”