Thursday, September 20

Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Mystery Pier boasts original editions of highly sought-after titles

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mysteries to others with more practical focuses, such as cookbooks. Read more...

Photo: Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Hopper Stone)

Movie review: ‘Life of the Party’

Melissa McCarthy swaps two weeks in Italy for two semesters in college in a failing feminist comedy. “Life of the Party” follows Deanna (Melissa McCarthy), a recent divorcee, as she re-evaluates her life in the aftermath of her ex-husband’s sudden departure to Italy with his new mistress. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Hopper Stone)

(Courtesy of Hopper Stone)



In the sixth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster went to Now Serving LA, a bookstore centered around cookbooks and culinary-themed books. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Chinatown bookstore offers curated local and global culinary knowledge

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: In the sixth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster went to Now Serving LA, a bookstore centered around cookbooks and culinary-themed books. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

In the sixth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster went to Now Serving LA, a bookstore centered around cookbooks and culinary-themed books. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

Theater review: ‘School of Rock’

“School of Rock” opens like a concert, complete with smoke, sweeping red lights and a rock band performing with guitars and drums. Then walls of a bedroom, and later, school maps and doors slide in, transitioning the concert opening into a musical and introducing the reality of the main character’s unsuccessful music career. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)



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