Press Clips

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up."  - The New York Post (link)

"LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." -The Rundown (link)

"LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill (link)

L.A. Times: "Poet Bukowski feted 20 years after his death — at dive bar, of course" (link)

L.A. Weekly on the debut LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank. (link)

NBC on the debut LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank. (link)

"The sold-out crowd spoke to our hunger for a Southern California literary history." - Larry Wilson, Pasadena Star-News, on the LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank (link) 

"History loves company and may Musso & Frank never die." - Gary Singh, MetroActive, on the LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank (link)

"By the time our plates were ferried away by Musso's impeccable red-coated waiters, it was clear from the chatter in the room that the salon had served its purpose." - Alissa Walker, KCET's The Nosh, on the LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank (link)

"LAVA worked magic, as usual." - Ashedit, on the quarterly Crime Lab seminar featuring arson expert Ed Nordskog (link

Los Angeles Times on the second LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank. (link)

LAVA's Richard Schave talks about Jim Tully, subject of the fourth LAVA Salon, on KCRW. (link

"This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington (link

Folks love LAVA on Yelp! (link)

Publishers Weekly observes Dashiell Hammett’s Heirs On the Town in Hollywood (link)

"LAVA Literary Salons are not your average book clubs. People come dressed to the nines in period dress and the speakers? They're swells, and pretty swell, too." - Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles (link)

LAVA co-founder Richard Schave's free Broadway walking tours are featured in Mike Sonksen's KCET Departures report, "Punk Rock, Poetry, and Public Policy."

KPCC's Take Two attends Raymond Chandler's 125th Birthday Party (link)

Silver Birch Press reflects on Raymond Chandler's 125th Birthday Party, in two parts (one, two)

Which Way, LA?'s Lisa Napoli rides along on our Skid Row history bus (link)