Wed. 1/17: Bohemian L.A.

Bohemian Los Angeles: and the Making of Modern PoliticsLISTEN TO THIS SHOW ONLINESUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST
A community of artists, Communists and homosexuals co-existed from the 1920s through the 1960s in the “Red Hills” above Silver Lake. Here, communists cultivated their individuality, gay men developed identity politics, and both provoked a right-wing backlash. Hurewitz’s new book is Bohemian Los Angeles and the Making of Modern Politics – he teaches history at Hunter College in New York.
READ Martin Duberman in The Nation on Bohemian Los Angeles.

Plus: HAROLD MEYERSON talks about the Democrats and the war. Harold of course is Acting Editor of The American Prospect and op-ed contributor to the Washington Post.

ASK ME HOW TO AVOID BEING LEFT BEHIND 11 oz. White MugAlso: The Rapture as a video game: JOSHUA BEARMAN of the LA Weekly talks about Left Behind: Eternal Forces, based on the best selling series of 12 books by evangelical minister Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. It’s “an evangelical tool for teens” with a narrator who says God will take his people to heaven, but “for those Left Behind, the Apocalypse has just begun.” Josh was featured on “The Super” episode of This American Life with Ira Glass last week.

More stuff to read: my piece on the season premiere of “24,” the Fox TV show starring Kiefer Sutherland that makes the case for torture more successfully than the Bush White House.