Scandalous L.A. examined in “A Bright and Guilty Place”

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BY ATINA HARTUNIAN David E. Ulin, Book Editor for the Los Angeles Times, recently sat down with local author Richard Rayner to discuss sordid celebrities of the 20’s, infamous murder trials, and the birth of L.A. Noir. This conversation was part … [Read more...]

Portrait of a Bookstore: A Studio City Treasure

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BY ATINA HARTUNIAN Not too far and not too wide is  Portrait of a Bookstore in Studio City.  While the size of this bookstore is no bigger than a walk-in closet, every inch, nook, corner and cranny has been filled with the very best literary … [Read more...]

Mehagian to sign books at Studio City Farmers’ Market

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BY JUDITH A. PROFFER Studio City author Nancy Mehagian has been on a whirlwind book club circuit and personal appearance jaunts since the release last spring of her culinary memoir, Siren's Feast, An Edible Odyssey. This weekend she brings her … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Age of Dreaming

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BY ATINA HARTUNIAN Picture it: Sunset Blvd as a dirt road. It's hard to imagine, let alone believe the famous strip was anything but a row of fashionable nightclubs and boutiques. How about the massive studio lots that take up a sizable portion of … [Read more...]

Writing through a Wall of Fire: Robin Maxwell

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BY ATINA HARTUNIAN Fans and admirers of historical fiction writer, Robin Maxwell, recently gathered at the Studio City Branch Library. Rather than diving straight into a reading of her newest title, Signora Da Vinci, Maxwell decided to first talk … [Read more...]

The Depth of RIVERBIG

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BY ATINA HARTUNIAN The novel, Riverbig, written by Aris Janigian, is a story that follows Andy Demerjian. Andy is a remarkable character:  a combination of Americana hard work ethics and Armenian resilience and tenacity. These two traits reveal … [Read more...]

A Literary Life

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EVENTS   Leslie Gilbert-Lurie Bending Toward the Sun Author Discussion , Author Signing Join us for a very special evening with Leslie Gilbert-Lurie as she discusses her book Bending Toward the Sun, a wrenching and uplifting memoir of Holocaust … [Read more...]