Inspiring Dinaw Mengestu’s “All Our Names”

    Mar 21, 2014

    Coming up on Thursday, March 27 at ALOUD, Dinaw Mengestu, the MacArthur Award-winning author of two novels, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air, will […]




    Meet the Young Literati Toasters

    Mar 17, 2014

    We hope you’ll be raising a glass with us for the Sixth Annual Young Literati Toast this Saturday, March 22 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Arguably the Foundation’s […]




    Rebel Music: An “Audiotopia”

    Mar 06, 2014

    Travel the globe through Hisham Aidi’s “Rebel Music” playlist and you’ll find yourself sampling Taqwacore (Islamic punk) from Pakistani-American punk rockers, Randy Weston’s fusion of jazz and Gnawa (African Islamic […]




    From the Archives: Oscar-Winning Screenplays

    Mar 01, 2014

    Oscar flown over the Hollywood Sign [graphic] / photo by Mike Mullen. Hollywood is riding high this week on the heels of this Sunday’s Academy Awards. As you prepare your […]





    Lost & Found at the Movies with John Nein

    Feb 25, 2014

    Last fall, the Library Foundation launched Lost & Found at the Movies, a new series to celebrate the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. John Nein, a […]