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FBLA 20 Questions: Ed Fuentes

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Graphic artist, digital muralist and downtown denizen Ed Fuentes blogs at View From a Loft and Blog Downtown. Fuentes put down his camera long enough to answer our illuminating questions.

1. What newspapers do you read?
Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Daily Variety, and to catch up on the hometown, Riverside Press-Enterprise.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? Millenium is a word that I still can’t say without a verbal backspace.

3. Which Web sites (besides FBLA) are on your favorites bookmark? LAO, Blogdowntown, photography blog jmcolberg.com, MediaBistro’s unbeige, and SPARCmurals.org

4. Where do you get your car washed? Little Tokyo Car Wash on 1st St just east of Alameda.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Richard. And he’s been calling. I’m overdue.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? Not in our lifetime. There’s a certain romance with print, and the dwindling audience will return when some adjustments are made in a newspapers narrative.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Mike Winder

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As a Communications Specialist for the J. Paul Getty Trust, Mike Winder spreads the word on activities at Getty Center and the Getty Villa. He studied creative writing at UCLA, wrote for
Alternative and Los Angeles CityBeat, and now uses those creative talents to answer our inane questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? Every morning I read the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal cover to cover. Then I go back to bed.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? I tend to stumble over the word “nuclear” wherever it appears in print.

3. Which websites are on your favorites bookmarks? Well, Fishbowl LA goes without saying. I also love Slashdot Games, Engadget, and LAObserved.

4. Where do you get your car washed?The Sherman Oaks Car on Ventura Blvd. It’s conveniently located near my in-law’s house.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Kenneth. I just saw him last month. I’ve got a brand new filling with his name on it.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? They’ll never die. Like any living, breathing, entity, they’ll just evolve over time. Unless you believe in Intelligent Design. In that case, they’ll die when Jesus returns.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Kevin Blatt

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Adult entertainment entrepreneur Kevin Blatt has devoted his life to the selling of hotness. And if anyone is wondering why FBLA asked him to answer our fabled foolish questions, check out #9.

1. What newspapers do you read? I read the NY Times, LA Times, Variety and the Cleveland Plain Dealer mostly for the obituaries.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? None of them, my reading comprehension skills are pretty good :-) )

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? I enjoy reading mediabistro.com, huffingtonpost.com, cnn.com and my favorite, of course, is Lukeisback.com

4. Where do you get your car washed?
Beverly Hills, there is no better people watching in the world than at a Beverly Hills car wash.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Michael, I think.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? Newspapers will never die, they are like adult bookstores, people will always want to see, touch, and taste the news-not to mention newspapers are made to clean windows with–they don’t streak glass.

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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: Emmanuelle Richard

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Foreign correspondent, Emmanuelle Richard contributes to French daily Liberation,Swiss public radio and French Vogue. She blogs, she’s clever, and has that effortless French chic but a wicked sense of humor about the world, show biz and Los Angeles. We’re overjoyed she answered our questions.(And a word to all future 20 Questioners–she sent us all the URLs, saving us hours of valuable time.)

1. What newspapers do you read?

The New York Post, first thing in the morning since they started delivering in L.A. a few years ago. I wish I could say the L.A. Times (where her husband works) but I love too much starting the day laughing out loud or shouting: “Good Lord!” You have a sense that the people there have a blast hunting for stories, producing the pages and coming up with insane headlines. And you grow so fond of the gallery of characters, apart from the many unpleasant anti-European columnists. Then I grab the L.A. Times, starting with the Opinion section. I also check the website of the national daily paper I work for in France, the left-leaning Liberation.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? You mean, when you silently mutter WTF? More often than not, the LAT, especially when they feel the need to rephrase a paragraph three times in one story that could easily be 30% shorter. To be fair, my hometown paper also induces a lot of silent “WOW”s, and I often end up defending it in conversations in L.A. where trashing the LAT seems like a requisite sport. Coming from France where investigative journalism is as foreign as tofu, I feel very lucky to have the LAT.

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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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