Night in the City: L.A. After Dark

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Night in the City: L.A. After Dark

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West are delighted to present a three-part series considering Los Angeles after dark. Topics will include the noir landscapes of films and novels, nocturnal adaptations, the science of our evening L.A. skies, and more. What is it about Los Angeles that has so captivated writers and filmmakers, and what can we learn when we throw shade on our famed sunshine to investigate the city in darkness? L.A. doesn’t sleep at night, so join us for two evenings and a full-day symposium as we unmask our city after sunset.

This series is supported by the Collections Convergence Initiative and the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study of USC Libraries.

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Listen to a recording of Night in the City: L.A. After Dark. Now available on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud.

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