The Lit Mamas are coming to town... We are a group of really funny, not so politically correct, moms who are all writers/performers coming together for The LIT MAMAS TOUR, in conjunction with Not Your Mama’s Mama– a series of recorded storytelling events about the crazy, inappropriate fun that we call motherhood. Otherwise known as, our everyday lives. We kiss boo-boos away all [...]
An Evening with Joan Didion from ALOUDla on Vimeo.
A powerful essay from Emily Rapp on how the disabled are perceived in the latest issue of Role/Reboot: “Oh, is that like the Special Olympics?” This is often the response I hear when I tell people that the Paralympics is the “parallel” Olympics that takes place after the “regular” Olympics (if one can refer to any elite sports event as [...]
Screenwriting student Anna Weinstein breaks down the films 21 Grams and Babel in the latest issue of Film International: Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga is best known for writing ensemble films about the effects of tragedy on human life—how tragedy can both pull apart and bring together. His scripts present a kaleidoscopic view of human interconnection, that people across cultures, borders, and class [...]
Our residency home, the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.
The Los Angeles Review of Books has nothing but good things to say about Deanne Stillman's latest: Stillman’s lyrical prose brings the desert north of Los Angeles to life as “a terrain of savage dignity, a vast amphitheater of startling wonders” that is home to “a strange brew of loners, outlaws, ultralight pilots, people hunkered in compounds behind KKK signs, [...]