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.
America's narrative has been disrupted, writes David L. Ulin

David L. Ulin considers how the internet has shaped our relation to reading in a book that began with essays published at the LA Times. Now 'The Lost Art of Reading' is out in a revised edition; this is from the new foreword.

  • Op-Ed
Synonymous with sun, Los Angeles needs more shade

Shade and water evaporation from trees can lower street level temperatures 3.6 degrees. But L.A.'s tree cover is growing sparser.