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Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

4814 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic brings home to Hollywood a celebration of today’s golden age...

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Emily Nussbaum

In conversation with Maria Semple,

Screenwriter and Author of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

ALOUD on WORDS @ Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic Emily Nussbaum brings home to Hollywood a celebration of today’s golden age of television as her provocative new collection of essays topples television’s long haunted “idiot box” status. Nussbaum’s book I Like to Watch traces her own struggle as a viewer, fan, and critic to punch through stifling notions of “prestige television,” searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition—one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. As Nussbaum argues that we are what we watch, she celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean. Join us for a conversation with Nussbaum and Maria Semple, writer of "Where’d You Go, Bernadette," on how our past and present television culture has transformed our culture at large.

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About ALOUD

ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' series of bold, powerful programs. See a full event calendar here.

ALOUD on Words has been a key player in fostering the literary and cultural community of Los Angeles for the past 25 years, and has produced many successful and sold-out programs featuring prominent authors, including Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Yaa Gyasi, Angélique Kidjo, Toni Morrison, Leymah Gbowee, Colson Whitehead, Anjelica Huston, Judy Blume, George Saunders, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende, and former FBI Director James Comey.

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Where is the event located?

This program will take place at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at 4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. The theater is located at the top of the public park, adjacent to the Municipal Art Gallery.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available at the top and bottom of the hill at the Barnsdall Art Park. There are various public parking lots around Los Feliz Village. Handicap parking is available at the top of the hill in the motor court. For more information, visit the Barnsdall Art Park’s website.

What is your refund policy?

All tickets and books are non-refundable.

Will there be a book signing?

Yes, a book signing with Emily Nussbaum will follow the conversation.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Public Programs office at programs@lfla.org or by calling 213.292.6254.

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Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

4814 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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