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FBLA 20 Questions: Bruce Feirstein

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Bruce Feirstein, contributing editor, Vanity Fair and screenwriter answered our 20 questions without a moment’s hesitation, unlike others with fewer accomplishments. Why? Because he’s a lady.

1. What newspapers do you read?

Dead Tree Editions: New York Times, L.A. Times, The Economist (which, you’ll note, defines itself as a newspaper.) Online: Washington Post, New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?

The Thursday “Styles” section and the Friday “Escapes” section in the NY Times–also known as the To have, and have more sections.

3. Which Web sites. beside FBLA, are on your favorites bookmark?

Drudge, Romanesko, LA Observed, DeadlineHollywoodDaily, MediaBistro, Lucianne.com, MovieCityNews, Gawker, Vanity Fair, Slate, InnovationsInNewspapers.com.


4. Where do you get your car washed?
You mean I’m supposed to get it washed? I just figured everybody out here kept getting a new one.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? His first name is Andy. His last name is Frank. Go figure. He’s a terrific dentist–so much so that I forgive him for having the trades (Variety and the Reporter) in his waiting room.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Jason Toney

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Jason Toney, in his own words, was once the editor of LAist and a b-level blogebrity. Now, he’s a senior producer at Disney.com. Toney’s own blog, Negro Please is famous for music recommendations. And he’s everywhere, Twitter, SXSW, Linkedin. But, no matter where he is, he made time for our foolish, yet curiously revealing, questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? Well, I keep forgetting to cancel my LA Times subscription. Does that count?

2. Which ones do you move your lips while reading? I’m part of the digerati, so you know I click on Salon and Slate and Alternet links but I truly get all my news from youtube kidz. Lip-dubbing “Crazy” counts, right?

3. Which Web sites, besides FBLA, are on your favorites bookmark?
Popmatters and Disney.com (plug) and Go Fug Yourself (plug)

4. Where do you get your car washed?
I’ve decided not washing my car is good for the environment.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? No, but it’s Armenian and hard to spell.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? No, but the paperless newspaper is what’s happenin’.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Roman Genn

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Caricaturist and artist Roman Genn, has a talent for stirring up trouble. Arrested 9 times back in the USSR, his work has proved equally provocative here. Genn, who’s actually a fun-loving and genial guy, despite the poison he uses for ink, put down his glass long enough to answer our irrelevant questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? None. I just pile them on by my front door to prevent ants from escaping.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? The ones that contain any of my modest renderings.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? Irancartoon.com. I like to keep myself updated on the latest Zionist bestialities, the search for the 12th imam concerns me as well; his family is quite worried, you know.

4. Where do you get your car washed? The rain does an excellent job, wouldn’t dare to compete with Nature.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Yep. And you should see the sadness in her eyes every time she sees what she has to work with.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? Absolutely, they should just keep squeezing good journalists out to expedite the process. I’m surprised people still purchase the papers, given the abundance of the quality toilet paper in this country. If so, when? Hm…it will be Saturday…no, Thursday.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Sabina Gault

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Publicist Sabina Gault is with hot shop Ink PR Group ,was born in Romania, speaks five languages, has a magna from UC Berkeley, and loves mythical animals. She also seems entirely too truthful to be just another flack, as is evidenced by her answers to our oh-so-revealing questionnaire. Her clients must love her.

1. What newspapers do you read? LA Times, NY Times, and anything else I need to, should I have a client in them.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? None

3. Which Web sites, besides FBLA, are on your favorites bookmark? Dailycandy, fabsugar, gossip sites, cnn.com, nytimes.com, latimes.com, imdb.com, whorerepresents.com, etc.

4. Where do you get your car washed? Downstairs in my building–they do a fabulous job.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Of course. I am having dinner with her and her fiancee this upcoming weekend. She came to my wedding–she’s fabulous.
(FBLA has to interject: look at that smile.)

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? No, I don’t think so. I think it’s just hard to get the actual paper when you have the internet. But in weekends, reading the paper is one of my favorite activities. Sitting with your eyes in the computer all the time is so unhealthy.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Brady Westwater

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Downtown advocate, gad-fly or whatever he is, Brady Westwater is the LA Cowboy. Since we’re moving into his neighborhood, we tried to get on his good side, but he was wise to our tricks. So, lookin’ for 8 right out of the gate*, here’s Westwater’s answers.

1. What newspapers do you read?

LA Times, New York Times, Downtown News, LA Weekly, City Beat, Daily News, and Rodeo News plus the LA Business Journal, Journal of the Arts & Wall Street Journal if I can score a free copy.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?

Cowboys don’t move our lips unless food or sex is involved. But if we did – it would be the NYT’s editorial page and LAT’S West magazine.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark?

Fishbowl LA & NY, MissSnark, LAObserved, the Curbs, Kausfiles, and DrudgeReport plus any site with naked cowgirls on it

4. Where do you get your car washed? Cowboys don’t have cars. Cowboys ride horses.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? If I need a tooth pulled, I use a horse, a saddle and a rope.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Denise Hamilton

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Former reporter Denise Hamilton, soignee and slinky, writes the Eve Diamond mystery novels, blogs at LAObserved, edited Los Angeles Noir and yet managed to find time to play our dirty little game.

1. What newspapers do you read? LA Times and Sunday NYT

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading I’m moving my lips right now as I read your e-mail.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? laobserved, the elegant variation, confessions of an idiosyncratic mind, neilgaiman.com cuz I love his musings about writing, FBLA

4. Where do you get your car washed? The rain

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? He retired. know any good ones?

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? I’m an optimist. If all else fails we’ll always have the penny dreadfuls.

7. What was the last book you read?
Some Georges Simenon Maigret detective novels. They’re set in Paris in the 1950s and really capture that era and make me want to eat croissants and have a marc brandy (not together).

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FBLA 20 Questions: Molly Freedenberg

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Molly Freedenberg is the associate culture editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the chronicler of the Jerry Roberts roast, up in Santa Barbara. She graciously answered our infamous questions, which she probably forgot about the minute she moved to the Bay area.

1. What newspapers do you read?
L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, L.A. Weekly, S.F. Bay Guardian

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? none

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? FBLA, of course, www.thesuperficial.com, www.myspace.com

4. Where do you get your car washed?
The self-wash place on Temple and Glendale

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? nope

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? No, but I think they’ll worry about it forever.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Peter McQuaid

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Freelancer and Irishman Peter McQuaid joined us just in time for St. Pat’s.

1. What newspapers do you read? The L.A. Times, The NY Times, WWD, The Guardian and if I’m feeling really masochistic, The Washington Post.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? I don’t move my lips while reading the paper, I’m too busy gnashing my teeth and screeching out loud about either: the news itself, the lameness of the reporting, or my annoyance that someone besides me got the assignment.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? FBLA, because if there’s anything LA needs, it’s some non-Hollywood gossip, and I’m not being facetious. Rawstory.com, Fleshbot, Radar, Al Jazeera, and dudesnude.com because I’m single.

4. Where do you get your car washed? This place on Vermont–It’s really cool, they have a car stereo place in back and I always go in there and fantasize that someday, I will get my Pathfinder painted Emergency Red and outfit it with a really phat sound system. It is my dream to be a playa…

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FBLA 20 Questions: GirlsTalkinSmack.com

kim.gifFBLA talks to the dishiest girls of online celebrity dish: GirlsTalkinSmack.com’s Kim (pictured. kinda) and Tiff, who inform us that even though they don’t get their own hands inky for the news, papers aren’t dead; satellite radio isn’t all that and Josh Holloway, apparently, both maxes and relaxes.

1. What newspapers do you read?

Kim: Newspapers? I honestly don’t really read anything made of paper, it’s SO 1999 (joking, of course). Well, I read my local newspaper (which is the Bakersfield Californian) once in a while. And I love mags like Allure, Elle, Vogue and Lucky.

Tiff: I actually read the New York Times online, and go through MSNBC’s headlines, other than that, I don’t read actual papers. I prefer television news and gossip blogs.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?

Kim: All of the above.

Tiff: I don’t really move my lips while I read, I think I read too fast for that.

3. Which Web sites (other than FBLA, of course) are on your favorites bookmark?

Kim: Well, my laptop got wiped out a virus a few weeks ago so I’m still in the progress of getting things back to normal. I’m always reading PoponthePop.blogspot.com , TabloidWhore.blogspot.com and PopBytes.com. They’re the real cream of the crop if you ask me; they stand out more as online magazines than blogs. Also fashion related sites like StyleBites.blogspot.com, Nitrolicious.com and MyFashionLife.com. Other than that I’m hanging out at IdolForums.com or TheFashionSpot.com, or working on my own sites because I have, like, a million of them, ya know?

Tiff: I always end up at Pink is the New Blog Livejournal, and MySpace every day.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Joel Stein

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Columnist Joel Stein kindly answered our 20 questions. If you think he’s really funny, be prepared for a disappointment. Anyone can have an off day or two. We’d blame ourselves except everyone else we asked has been funny.

1. What newspapers do you read? I get the LAT and NYT at my house every morning.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Just the stuff I wrote.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? Goodsearch, Wikipedia,NY Times,
LAT, IMDB, Mirriam Webster, Pandora, CNN, Defamer, ESPN,Slate, Time, Arts and Letters Daily, LAist, Outside.in, Citibank, Vangard, WGA, City National, Food Netword,Epicurious, Eating LA, Citysearch, LA Weekly, FBLA

4. Where do you get your car washed?
Rarely do. Every four months I’ll stop by some place on Gower and Santa Monica. It’s like $6.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Yes. But she’s been my dentist since 1993 and lives in NY.

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