The Juicy New Read of L.A.'s Intellectuals

April 25, 2016Article
The Hollywood Reporter

Matthew Weiner first became aware of theLos Angeles Review of Bookswhen he read an essay on Mad Men it published a few years ago. "I don't remember if it was particularly positive or not," he says of the piece. No matter — he instantly was hooked on the then-upstart, California-born literary journal. "It speaks to Los Angeles in that it's a little bit renegade," he says. "It's got a little bit of 'f— you.' It has the highest chance of any place that I read for me to discover something new. It doesn't feel brokered, like a publicity arm for literature. And, importantly, it doesn't take itself too seriously, but it does take its subjects seriously."

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