Past Events

April 24

Danny Trejo with Josh Kun (virtual)

A cantina-style celebration of Mexican food and drink, entertaining, and Hollywood culture in 100 recipes for nachos, tacos, and Danger Dogs plus cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from the legendary actor, restaurateur, and author of the acclaimed Trejo’s Tacos.

April 20

Rep. Katie Porter with Larry Wilmore (virtual)

An honest, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny memoir about re-energizing our politics and standing up to corporate America—while carting three kids around in a minivan. 

April 19

Clint Smith with Safia Elhillo (virtual)

Join us for an in-person & virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6pm PT/9pm ET This event was taped with an audience on April 13, 2023. . Clint Smith in conversation with Safia Elhillo . discussing his books, Above Ground, a poetry collection; How the Word Is Passed . . PURCHASE TICKETS…

April 16

Susanna Hoffs with Susan Orlean (virtual)

A delightfully funny and steamy novel about music, fate, redemption, and love, from a beloved songwriter and the co-founder of The Bangles.

April 10

Ari Shapiro with Pamela Adlon

Join award-winning NPR journalist Ari Shapiro for an evening of conversation about his memoir, “The Best Strangers in the World,” and tales from his storied broadcast career.

April 6

Matthew Desmond with Michael Tubbs

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

January 15

Jerry Saltz with Irwin Miller

From the Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of How to Be an Artist: a deliciously readable survey of the art world in turbulent times. Jerry Saltz is the senior art critic at New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture.

December 14

Neil deGrasse Tyson with Bill Prady

Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time―war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race―in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.

December 6

Paulina Porizkova with Zibby Owens

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET     Paulina Porizkova in conversation with Zibby Owens discussing her book, No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful .   PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS: — $40  includes a book with signed book plate (Includes shipping, US Orders…

November 20

Misty Copeland with Rachel Moore

From celebrated ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland, a heartfelt memoir about her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson which captures the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past to ensure a stronger future.