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Thursday, Sep 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by John Buntin, Richard Rayner and Kevin Roderick
KCRW (8 September 2009)

“The lure and lore of LA’s checkered past help define the city that exists today. John Buntin, author of LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City and Richard Rayner, author of A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption and LA’s Scandalous Coming of Age, talk with LA Observed’s Kevin Roderick about why they both chose to view LA history through the lens of paired opposites.”


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