Louise Steinman is the curator of the ALOUD series for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Co-director of the Los Angeles Institute for Humanities at USC. She is the author of three books, most recently The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation. She blogs at www.crookedmirror.wordpress.com
When a Rock Is a Stone: Finding “Spiral Jetty”
Louise Steinman goes in search of artist Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty.”...
Slight Exaggeration: An Interview with Adam Zagajewski
Louise Steinman talks to poet Adam Zagajewski about his new memoir, "Slight Exaggeration."...
Writer in Exile: An Interview with Yasmine Merei
When I heard that Syrian journalist and activist Yasmin Merei was staying in LA, I jumped at the chance to talk with a woman recently arrived from the front lines....
The Aphasia Book Club
The Echo Park Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library is home to the only aphasia book club in North America — and maybe the world....
Confronting the Accused: On Agata Tuszynska and Vera Gran
We are all collaborators. On a more or less grand scale, for a day or a lifetime. All that differentiates us ...
Crete Spring: An Appreciation for James Hillman (1926–2011)
DURING THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES my longtime friend, a painter, lived in Greece, on the island of Crete. In 1981, when ...
On my trip to Poland this past winter, I brought the perfect book as my traveling companion....
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