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 revised 'Bible' of L.A. architecture is out. Let it be your guide

"An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles" is now out in a revised, rethought edition. David L. Ulin finds it an excellent companion to explorations of L.A. and Southern California.

  • Op-Ed
We frame California’s history as romantic more than xenophobic. We need to feel the shame

Manzanar, where more than 10,000 Japanese Americans were interned, is so clean, so stripped down that it feels as if the history it portrays isn't one we need to claim or worry about.