- Location(s): Venice Beach (LA)
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): mid-1960s and on
Venice, California, 1965–Albert Zay, nineteen years old, has moved to Venice from the San Fernando Valley to pursue a penchant for drawing and watercolors, day job enlisted for reasons of necessity. In a mixture of circumstances that embrace a...
- Location(s): New England
- Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
- Era(s): Modern
Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where drum circles happen on...
- Location(s): Marseilles
- Genre(s): Nonfiction, Historical
- Era(s): Various
Marseille is a thoroughly ambiguous place. France’s second city and its major sea-port, its impact on the national imagination is unparalleled. Yet it is also a frontier city, arguably capital of the Mediterranean, and with a traditionally suspect allegiance...