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LAT in 90 seconds

- Urban slobber is contaminating our beaches. Too bad, because I really liked the first Urban Slobber LP.

- Why do Angelenos flake on Evites? Calendar Weekend tackles this important social issue. Coming soon on FishbowlLA: an look at Evite response messages, an exciting new literary sub-genre.

- Speaking of literary sub-genres, good lord.

- I have a feeling that I’m the only person in the entire city who actually reads this recurring feature. And I usually skip breakfast.

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