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LAT In 90 Seconds

Pot, Meet Kettle: Steve Lopez attempts to lampoon Sarah Palin by calling her town an ugly mess of big-box chains and fast food restaurants. Steve, have you been to Orange County lately?

42521557.jpgAward Winners: Several local artists and researchers were among those listed as this year’s MacArthur awards winners. The LAT did a great job localizing even the least local of the winners: “Also locally, Carol Sauvion and Kyra Thomson, the Los Angeles-based executive producers of the 2007 PBS documentary series Craft in America: Memory, Landscape, Community, can celebrate that one of the artists featured in the series, 63-year-old fiber artist of North Carolina, is one of this year’s fellows.”

42418212-18175458.jpg9 to 5: We were hoping Charles McNulty‘s review would be more positive … since we’re holding tickets to Friday’s performance. Apparently, we hoped for too much.

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