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Adam Horovitz & Michael Diamond

This live event will feature readings, a conversation between Mike D, Ad-Rock and a special guest moderator, plus a Q&A – all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. The Beastie Boys Book is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam ADROCK Horovitz and Michael Mike D Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as Continue reading…

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Carla Hall with Russ Parsons

In “Carla Hall’s Soul Food,” the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken. From Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette to Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread Crust, the recipes in Carla Hall’s Soul Food deliver Continue reading…

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Jill Soloway with Hannah Gadsby

This event celebrates the publication of Jill’s explosive new book, She Wants It: Desire Power and Toppling the Patriarchy.  Soloway and “She Wants It” are uniquely positioned at the center of the current gender and consent conflagrations to offer new perspectives on dated and damaging “he said/she said” binaries. Jill’s recent transition from identifying as femme, female and straight — to queer, masculine-of-center and non-binary — brings a vital new perspective and radical feminist philosophy to this pivotal moment.

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RuPaul

RuPaul produces and hosts the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. He also hosts the podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee? with Michelle Visage. His book, “GuRu” is a timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. With a foreword from Jane Fonda, GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out.

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Yotam Ottolenghi

We’re excited that Yotam Ottolenghi returns to our stage. His new book is a collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Key word: simple!  In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern–inspired flavors.  He is the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbooks Plenty, Ottolenghi, Plenty More, NOPI, Sweet, and Jerusalem, which was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. He lives in London, where he co-owns an eponymous group of restaurants and the fine-dining restaurant Nopi.  

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Yotam Ottolenghi

We are honored to be hosting Yotam Ottolenghi for the third time at Live Talks Los Angeles, and excited about doing something special — a three course dinner, paired with selections from Ottolenghi Simple and Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbooks Plenty, Ottolenghi, Plenty More, NOPI, Sweet, and Jerusalem, which was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. He lives in London, where he co-owns an eponymous group of restaurants and the fine dining restaurants NOPI and ROVI. He previously appeared at Continue reading…

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