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.
  • Op-Ed
Speed-reading with Blinkist isn’t reading at all

Reframing books, a la Blinkist, or CliffsNotes before it, is a service for people who don't want to read. Let's be honest, don't we have enough of them?

Lars Jan’s ‘White Album’ turns Joan Didion’s words into a multi-sensory performance

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance will present Lars Jan's multimedia performance piece the "White Album," based on the essay by Joan Didion. Writer David Ulin interviews the people behind the production and reflects on Didion's connection to L.A.