Archives: June 2009
From the LA Weekly blog:
Long-time Los Angeles journalist Drex Heikes will return to California this summer to become LA Weekly’s next editor. His homecoming follows another happy event: his acceptance last month of the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service on behalf of the Las Vegas Sun for an investigation he assigned and edited.
During an 18-year career at the Los Angeles Times, Heikes served as editor of the Sunday magazine–where he directed both long-form news journalism and the coverage of local arts and culture–and as foreign affairs editor in the paper’s Washington bureau. He spent the fall of 2001 in New York City supervising the Times’ coverage of the World Trade Center attacks.
Welcome back home Heikes.
In-N-Out Animal Style French Fries
We’re obsessed with ThisisWhyYoureFat.com. We are. It’s like a watching a deep-fried bacon-infused lava lamp – mesmerizing.
Jessica Amason, Lead Blogger for AOL’s Urlesque.com and co-founder of the site ThisisWhyYoureFat.com sat down with us for a little Q&A.
FBLA:Is this satire or food porn?
JA:It’s both really. Some of these items are horrifying, some are enticing and some (the best ones) have a little of both. The fact that these gnarly items are given the “food porn” treatment, i.e. simple design, image-heavy with little text, is a bit silly. We often call what we do: “junk-food porn.”
FBLA: When does the book come out?
Anne Kallas at Ventura County Star writes:
Prize-winning columnist Steve Lopez said the work of newspaper columnists has become more important than ever in the wild and wooly frontier of digital communications.
“Opinions are a dime a dozen all the more reason to get up and leave the desks behind to go out and find stories,” said Lopez, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times.
Whole piece can be found here.
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – June 25, 2009) – The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, will speak to TOWN HALL Los Angeles on “Healthy San Francisco: A Local Model for Universal Coverage and National Reform,” and take questions from Angelenos on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Sofitel Los Angeles.
The autopsy results are to be released tomorrow. He was said to have suffered a hit to the head during a landing of a US Airways flight. According to the LA Times, the season finale of his show Pitchmen will air on Wednesday (according to our DVR it won’t) and according to our sources his around-the-clock commercials are still running. He’s selling products from the grave. That’s commitment.
This is very sad.
We should all spend the day really appreciating celebrities since they seem to be dying in packs. It’s important.
The reports of Andrew Blankstein hiking on the Appalachian Trail are false. There has been a confirmed sighting of him on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Again, LA Times reporter Andrew Blankstein has been located. We will keep you updated with any further developments on the case.
If there are issues with the embed you can watch it here.
It’s impossible to imagine a poster today being as beguiling and mysterious. The photo seemed as if it had been taken almost surreptitiously, a woven blanket in the background. The rust-red, one-piece swimsuit seemed damp and noticeably cool, and a thin gold chain around her neck dipped into her decolletage. She was seated, her left arm resting on her left knee, her left hand tousling her hair, her head tilted back at a 45-degree angle from the camera, a smile so wide and bright that by today’s standards it is full-on caricature. The shot looks ever so slightly exploded — as if someone had enlarged what should have been a much smaller print.