David L. Ulin

David L. Ulin is the former book critic of the Los Angeles Times. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author or editor of nine books, including "Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles," the novella "Labyrinth," “The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time”and the Library of America’s “Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology,” which won a California Book Award. He left The Times in 2015.
The pleasures of ambiguity: David L. Ulin on 'Essayism' by Brian Dillon

Brian Dillon takes us on a tour of the essay, one of the most electric ways writers and readers connect.

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Neighborhood streets shouldn't be speedways, but they shouldn't be parking lots either

Clearing the way for solo drivers no longer matters much to urban planners, but drivers in my mid-Wilshire neighborhood could use fewer games of chicken and more one-way efficiency.