Hazy Homecoming and Creative Musings with Jonah Lehrer

Apr 05, 2012

I’m floating in that deliciously nebulous zone of the duo world where adrenaline and fatigue mesh together in a non-descriptiveness that confuses time zones, languages, and sense of direction. I haven’t quite stepped out of the last world and re-entered the current. The piquant taste of chile lingers on my lips, the scent of burnt […]

Kicking Off National Poetry Month

Apr 02, 2012

T.S. Eliot dubbed April the “cruelest month,” but for poetry enthusiasts today, we consider April the happiest month—an entire month to celebrate poetry and its vital place in our culture. How do you plan to celebrate? First off, stop by your neighborhood library to check out some poetry books. Secondly, join us at ALOUD on […]

Mining the Vaults: Supreme Court in the House

Mar 29, 2012

The Supreme Court has been at the top of the headlines this week. What exactly goes on inside those high-minded heads? Check out this video with Justice Stephen Breyer when he stopped by ALOUD. Justice Stephen Breyer: Through the Eyes of a Judge: Making Democracy Work from ALOUDla on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Local Poet Wanda Coleman on National Award

Mar 29, 2012

Wanda Coleman, who is coming to ALOUD on Thursday, April 12, has just been honored by the Poetry Society of America. Congratulations to one of L.A.’s brightest voices! Announcing the 2012 Shelley Memorial Award, Wanda Coleman – Poetry Society of America. Reserve your free ticket for Wanda Coleman at ALOUD on Thursday, April 12.   […]

The Simple Truth: Philip Levine Speaks about Life, Libraries, and Poetry

Mar 13, 2012

“I’m learning about the power of poetry,” said Philip Levine about his time thus far as the 18th U.S. Poet Laureate, a position he was elected to earlier this fall. So what has changed for the poet whose career has spanned over 60 years? “Twenty-five years ago it was 30-35 people,” Levine estimated a typical […]

Mining the Vaults: Shepard Fairey

Feb 16, 2012

Check out this video from our archives…Shepard Fairey at the Los Angeles Public Library. Shepard Fairey: MAYDAY: the Politics of Street Art from ALOUDla on Vimeo.


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