NONFICTION

Joe Perri

Joe Perri

Moonlight is an exquisite game-changer - and Trevante Rhodes is just getting started, Cinema Thread Moonlight, and perhaps Chiron in particular, resides in the tension between the unspoken — and what needs to be said.

Ryan Schude

Ryan Schude

Jill Soloway and Eileen Myles talk creativity, queer art and the end of their relationship, LA Times The evening was an inclusive, funny, and often touching live meditation on queerness, performativity, and the creative exchange between revolutionary artists who happened to have fallen in love.

Doug Hyun/Netflix

Doug Hyun/Netflix

Maria Bamford's favorite self-help books, LA Times “It’s definitely a hobby,” she says of her self-help reading habits, and then describes the appeal of self-help books as only Maria Bamford can. “I call it emotional Sudoku,” she says, “It’s like Dungeons and Dragons, but for Oprah.”

Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

HyperBody: The trippiest workout around, LA Times It seems to be the future as imagined by the 1980s, or maybe it’s from outer space — some divine blend of Jane Fonda, Ziggy Stardust, Laurie Anderson and a “Blade Runner” replicant. 

 

Knopf

Knopf

What it feels like to be a bestseller: Stephanie Danler and 'Sweetbitter', LA Times "People come up to me — men and women — who tell me that the prose is really great, but the main character is so unlikable. She’s not unlikable — she’s sincere."

 

Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Terry McMillan is as charming as the characters in her new book, 'I Almost Forgot About You', LA Times “I would like to know how many women — and men — you know who can live without love.”

 

Touchstone/Getty Images

Touchstone/Getty Images

Mary Agnes Donoghue on creative license and the alchemy of screenwriting, Cinema Thread  “How can I put this? If I can find the heart of the book then I can adapt it.”

 

Holofcener

Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener on complex characters and fuckable days, Cinema Thread The dog leaps up, tail wagging, and unleashes an intimidating bark. “He’s going to kill you,” she says, deadpan. “Is that okay?”

 

Michael Owen Baker

Michael Owen Baker

Heather Havrilesky made me cry, but it's (probably) not what you're thinking, LA Times "I wanted to be Terry Gross," she says, "but it turns out I'm Crusty the Clown."

 

Gina Ferrazi / Los Angeles Times

Gina Ferrazi / Los Angeles Times

Rob Bell: podcaster, best-selling author, performer and yes, pastor, LA Times “I think we’re way beyond one particular religion, we’re about what does it mean to be human.”

Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

There's just one name for yoga done to the sounds of Drake: Introducing Namasdrake, LA Times Has any hip-hop artist ever been better suited to score a yoga class than Drake, that most sensitive of rappers, that King of Feels