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How accurate are the depictions of private investigators in the noir classics that made the job so famous? PI Tink Thompson and Alta contributor Phil Bronstein join Alta Asks Live for an intimate look into the lives of the people who are paid to look into ours. 

How accurate are the depictions of private investigators in the noir classics that made the job so famous? How has the profession changed over the years, and what role do ethics play in the job? Private investigator Tink Thompson and Alta contributor Phil Bronstein will join Alta Asks Live on Wednesday, October 7, at 12:30 p.m. PDT. for an intimate look into the lives of the people who are paid to look into ours. REGISTER

Catch up with past episodes of Alta Asks Live

 

WATCH EPISODE 26: Steph Cha

Author of Your House Will Pay

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 26: Steve Erickson

Author of Shadowbahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 25: John Freeman

Author of Tales of Two Planets

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 24: Pandemics of California’s Past

Alta contributor and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West William Deverell

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 23: Cartoonists

Alta contributing cartoon artists Amy Kurzweil and Hilary Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 22: Josie Iselin

Author of The Curious World of Seaweed

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 21: Gustavo Arellano

Alta Contributing Editor

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 20: Sara Borjas

Author of Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 19: Ishmael Reed

Author of Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 18: Mary Melton

Alta Editor at Large

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 17: Alex Espinoza

Author of Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 16: David L. Ulin

Alta’s Books Editor

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 15: Katie M. Flynn

Author of The Companions

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 14: Tod Goldberg

Author of Gangsterland

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 13: Edan Lepucki

Editor of Mothers Before

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 12: Rishi Reddi

Author of Passage West

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 11: Matthew Zapruder

Author of Father’s Day

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 10: Peter Orner

Author of Maggie Brown & Others

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 9: Kimi Eisele

Author of The Lightest Object in the Universe

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 8: L.A. Historical Home Tour

With David Silverman

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 7: Luis J. Rodriguez

Author of From Our Land to Our Land

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 6: Susan Straight

Author of In the Country of Women

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 5: True Crime

With Katherine Ellison and Zack Ruskin

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 4: Ander Monson

Author of The Gnome Stories

 

 

 

 

Author Tess Taylor and her new book Rift Zone.

 

WATCH EPISODE 3: Tess Taylor

Author of Rift Zone and Last West

 

 

 

 

Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua, Counterpoint Press, 304 pages, $16.95

 

WATCH EPISODE 2: Vanessa Hua

Author of Deceit and Other Possibilities

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH EPISODE 1: Bonnie Tsui

Author of Why We Swim

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