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.
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Writing is an act of transgression. At least it ought to be, if it aspires not to waste our time.
This weekend, Union Station — the last classic rail terminal to be completed in the United States — will mark its 80th birthday with live music, a model train exhibition, food trucks and a crafts fair.
When I was young and cynical, a friend and I came up with a plan to make reading easy.
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
The novel takes place across decades and tells overlapping stories as it tries to piece together a fallen world.
I can’t stop thinking about a photograph that has been making the rounds on social media: David Hockney and Joni Mitchell, holding hands earlier this month as they walk through Hockney’s new exhibition at L.A.
“If you really want to erase or distort a story,” Khaled Khalifa declares in his astonishing new novel “Death Is Hard Work,” “you should turn it into several different stories with different endings and plenty of incidental details.”