Author tours are not what the used to be, and bookstore closings are reducing the number of venues where you can meet writers face to face. But the offerings for this fall season turn out to be remarkably rich, diverse and likely to prove memorable — an encouraging sign of the sheer vigor of the literary scene in Southern California.
Our summers have markers, memories that trigger a specific time: The summer of the walk on the moon, Hurricane Bob or the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles; personal events like a high school prom, a kitchen renovation or a houseguest who long overstays.
Joe Lieberman’s Son Matt, Who’s a Senate Candidate in Georgia, Is Under Fire for Novel NAACP Says Contains ‘Racist Tropes’
Lieberman says his book was about grappling with the persistence of racism.
"To publish something like this in a Canadian newspaper, whether it’s in English or non-English, is criminal," B'nai Brith Canada said.
Jewish Veteran Who Had Democratic Party Backing Loses Tennessee Senate Primary to Progressive Activist
The progressive activist who won is an environmental activist with the Sierra Club.
"My gesture resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I absolutely do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”
USC Student Who Launched Impeachment Campaign Against Student VP Says It Wasn’t Prompted by VP’s Zionist Views, Apologizes to Her and Jewish Community
"I want to offer my deepest apologies to Rose, and the greater Jewish community, for all the damage to her reputation, mental health, and well-being that resulted from my irresponsible wording."