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Liesl Bradner
Liesl Bradner

Liesl Bradner is a Los Angeles based journalist. The Pennsylvania native graduated from Florida State University where she began her journalism...

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Arts and Culture : Book Review


Melting Away

The idea of photography as historic document is particularly poignant in a new book chronicling endangered polar regions, with magnificent portraits of icebergs and altered landscapes that are at risk of being lost forever.

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 READ MORE


Arts and Culture : Book Review


Living on a Dollar a Day

Nearly 1.8 billion people live in extreme poverty, most barely surviving on $1 a day. A new book of photography documents the everyday lives of the world’s poorest people.

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 READ MORE


Arts and Culture


The Thirteenth Turn

“The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose” explores the little known history and symbolism of the noose and the role it played in crime, punishment and race in American society.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE


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Gays in the Military

A new photo book puts a face to the struggles of homosexual men and women in the U.S. armed forces.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 READ MORE


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Iraqi Law Would Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Old Girls

Iraq has recently put forth a controversial draft law that would allow men to marry girls as young as 9 years old and force their wives to have sex without consent. Women would also not be able to leave the house without their husband’s permission.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 READ MORE


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The Big Book

Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith brought worldwide attention to social injustice with his provocative photographs. In 1959 he began assembling a retrospective on what was then his life’s work, which has never been published, until now.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 READ MORE


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The Sochi Project

This remarkable photo book explores the impoverished people and conflict-ridden region surrounding Sochi, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It’s not what Putin wants the world to see.

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 READ MORE


Bio

Liesl Bradner
Liesl Bradner

Liesl Bradner is a Los Angeles based journalist. The Pennsylvania native graduated from Florida State University where she began her journalism career as a sports reporter for the local ABC affiliate station and a stint in the communications office of Florida State Education Commissioner Betty Castor. After studying English literature at The University of Cambridge she landed at The Orlando Sentinel before moving to Los Angeles where she worked in the business section at The Los Angeles Times in between acting gigs.

Currently a contributing writer and editor for The Los Angeles Times covering art, books, culture and entertainment, her work has also appeared in The Guardian, Variety, WWII Magazine and several other publications and blogs.

She has interviewed Madeleine Albright, social activist Julian Bond, producer Matt Weiner, Hugh Hefner, publisher Benedikt Taschen, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Leonard Nimoy, several dozen photographers and artists including Larry Fink, Phil Stern, Sebastião Salgado Chuck Close, Catherine Opie, Lawrence Schiller and cartoonist Barry Blitt.

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