Author Ben Merlis On His New Book, Cold Chillin’ Records & More

As hip-hop first exploded throughout New York City’s boroughs and surrounding towns, a new generation was emerging: the first to be raised on the genre. At the center of it all was a collective known as The Juice Crew, as led by the charismatic radio personality Mr. Magic, whose Rap Attack was the first program of its kind on a commercial station; that show was, of course, … Continue reading Author Ben Merlis On His New Book, Cold Chillin’ Records & More

What to read when it’s raining in LA: Books written by LA authors

What’s on your reading list? Indulge in a good read from an author that lives right here in LA. To Shake Thy Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins My favorite thought-provoking travel writer and Instagram personality Jedidiah Jenkins bikes 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia and documents his journey in this book. But more than a travel book (although I was inspired to visit many little towns … Continue reading What to read when it’s raining in LA: Books written by LA authors

Zemeckis Gives Peek at Striptease Lili St. Cyr

A glimpse. That’s what burlesque queen Lili St. Cyr offered in the form of fleshly desire to audiences, what author Leslie Zemeckis is offering in the form of a biography of the famed striptease to readers and what I’m offering in the form of this advanced report to you. Zemeckis, an award-winning documentarian and actress (and wife of filmmaker Robert Zemeckis), recently celebrated the launch of her new biography, “Goddess … Continue reading Zemeckis Gives Peek at Striptease Lili St. Cyr