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Commie Girl Comes to L.A. — For a Book Reading

51pxzbtvbRL._SL500_AA240_.jpgOrange County’s second-best former columnist (kisses) Rebecca Schoenkopf done written her book already (man, that was fast!), and she’s coming to Book Soup to read from it.

Schoenkopf, aka Commie Girl, is a laugh-riot and a great story teller. So come out and support her. Saturday, 5 p.m. 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood.

From the blurb:

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Rebecca Schoenkopf: “I Would Very Much Like to be Editor”

scshoenkas.jpgWhen last we spoke to Rebecca Shoenkopf, she had just landed a nice lil’ gig as Arts Editor of CityBeat. A week later, she’s running the joint.

Steve Lowery, the former OC Weekly editor who took over as CityBeat ed, quit after just one week on the job.

We caught up with Commie Girl to ask her, you know, WTF?

When did you find out about this? Steve let me know Thursday afternoon, and I was sad! I got a call from Charles, the publisher, the same night, and then hashed things out with Southland Publishing’s president Friday evening and accepted the job.

You’ve been named acting editor. Would you like to be editor-editor? I very much would like to be editor-editor. And so I will just make them a beautiful newspaper and then they would be morons not to keep me.

Why did Steve leave? Steve left for exactly the reasons he said: he just is burned out on journalism.

OMG how excited are you? OMG superexcited! I think you’ll like this Thursday’s paper, but I have to go now to write an editorial, which will be difficult because I haven’t read a paper in a week and a half. I’ve been busy.

Steve Lowery, Rebecca Schoenkopf Head to CityBeat

schoenkas.jpgCommie Girl is getting artsy. 14 months after leaving her gig at the OC Weekly (and really, who could blame her?) The funny girl has landed at CityBeat, taking the post of Arts Editor.

Former OC Weekly editor Steve Lowery (who also quit the Weekly after the Village Voice Media’s takeover) will be the new editor, taking over from Steve Appleford.

Congratulations guys! We just hope the new moves means Rebecca will be writing again on a regular basis. We miss you, Commie Girl!

Commie Girl in the OC

schoenkopftexas.jpgCommie Girl (aka Rebecca Schoenkopf) needs no introduction. She’s famous in Orange County and infamous around certain drinking holes. But what the former OC Weekly columnist did need is a book deal. So she went out and got one. Just like that.

Now her collection of columns is all bound up and purdy and coming out in June. Titled Commie Girl in the O.C., this Verso paperback is sure to make you laugh and cry… and then cry some more about the fact that you still haven’t written a book.

We all want to write a book. Well, we really want to write award-winning screenplays and sit back and let the tide of global adoration come lapping at our toes. But barring that, we really want to write a book. So we asked Commie Girl how she did it:

“First, you have to quit your job and not do anything for two weeks. Second, be friends with Mike Davis. Third … that’s about it.”

Before you throw things, read on. She’s really a lovely person and we’re betting her compilation of favorite musings will make for a good read. So don’t hate. Buy.

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Sundown on Sunset

story.cartoon.adultswim.jpg It’s been a fabulous week of drama and intrigue and — this being LA — the hopes of well-televised racial violence at the conclusion of a controversial hate-crime case (alas, media blood lust goes unsated).

Here’s a little Friday evening sample platter of news. It comes free during happy hour, so indulge!

Jumping Ship: Ever since the Village Voice Media bought the OC Weekly last year, the staff has gotten mighty unhappy. And now everyone is fleeing — founding editor Will Swaim resigned this week. As did Chris Ziegler and Commie Girl (aka Rebecca Schoenkopf). Read all about it in her final column. As she says, it could have been worse: Singleton coulda bought them. But apparently not-the-worst wasn’t good enough.

Sahara For All The Trouble: Billionaire Philip Anschutz is suing author Clive Cussler, saying the author tricked him into paying $10 million for film rights to the novel Sahara — a development that’s far more interesting than anything Cussler has ever written.

LAT Editors Learn About That Series of Tubes We Like To Play With: Courtesy of LA Observed, LAT Innovation Editor Russ Stanton sends out a memo inviting Times editors to a class “designed to better familiarize you with latimes.com, what generates the most traffic and the least, what the site can and can’t do, and where it is headed.” We love the implicit admission in this that LAT eds don’t even know what’s on the site.