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6/8/2020 – A Virtual Discussion Hosted by LSE About Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties

6/8/2020 – A Virtual Discussion Hosted by LSE About Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties

LSE’s Department of Sociology will host a live discussion about Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties on June 8, 2020 at 10 am PST. Davis and Wiener in conversation with Glyn Robbins will discuss the background to the book and its relevance today, particularly in the context of urban crisis. Click here…

5/12/2020 – A Red May Virtual Discussion About Set the Night on Fire: Los Angeles in the Sixties

5/12/2020 – A Red May Virtual Discussion About Set the Night on Fire: Los Angeles in the Sixties

Red May, a month-long arts festival and teach-in, hosted a virtual discussion about Set the Night on Fire: Los Angeles in the Sixties on May 12, 2020, at 2 pm PST. Mike Davis and Jon Wiener were in a live conversation with Magally Miranda Alcazar to discuss their new book. This event was a fundraiser…

Set the Page on Fire: Mike Davis Revisits a Rebellious L.A.

Set the Page on Fire: Mike Davis Revisits a Rebellious L.A.

Mike Davis was interviewed by Alex Demyanenko for Capital and Main. “Mike Davis is an explorer. Climbing mountains of documents and sifting through the reefs of people’s memories, the City of Quartz author pieces together dramatic events that have been obscured by the indifference of official histories or are vanishing with the aging actors who performed in them.”…

Things To Do in Self-Isolation by Hannah Lack in An0ther

Things To Do in Self-Isolation by Hannah Lack in An0ther

Set the Night on Fire was recommended by Hannah Lack in An0ther. “Over the past few weeks, we have been publishing daily to-do lists curated by the teams behind AnOther, Another Man and Dazed, featuring things to read, watch, listen to, look at, and follow on social media to get you through this time.” You can read the full recommendation in An0ther.

Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties Virtual Book Launch on YouTube

Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties Virtual Book Launch on YouTube

Book launch for Mike Davis and Jon Wiener’s “Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties.” Davis and Wiener in conversation with Tom Lutz, founder and editor-in-chief of Los Angeles Review of Books and author, most recently, of “Born Slippy.” They discussed “Set the Night on Fire” and its many resonances for urban communities…