This week’s show features interviews with authors Lynell George and Michelle Dean. First up, Lynell talks with LARB Radio’s Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn about After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame, her new collection of essays about, and photos of, Los Angeles. The conversation, both historical and personal, celebrates LA while mourning the fraying of communities and the decline of human-scale connection as the city grows wealthier and more cosmopolitan. Then, Michelle is joined by co-hosts Eric Newman and Kate Wolf to discuss her book Sharp: The Women Who Made An Art of Having an Opinion, why the ten literary legends that she profiles constitute a distinct group, and how their power, and ideas, speak to the critical issues of our time.