L.A. Times Festival of Books features musings on Trump, feminism, art and more

The presidency of Donald Trump and its implications on a wide range of areas — feminism, race relations, arts, science, children and even writing itself — was a powerful theme during the first day of the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday at USC. The two-day festival —... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

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Sandra Cisneros raises up Frida Kahlo and other women at L.A Times Festival of Books

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Tens of thousands expected to attend as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicks off

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