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Brothers Lock Onto LA for Latest ‘Best Coffee’ App

After conquering the java WiFi worlds of London, New York, and San Francisco, the “Best Coffee” iPhone-Android app is due to power up in LA next month. The software is the work of brothers Derek and Mark Lamberton, originally from DC but now based in England.

LA Weekly contributor Margy Rochlin caught up with the 23-year-old Mark for a brief Q&A. He explains how the 99-cent app came about organically last summer while his 33-year-old sibling was performing some media work:

Derek had been doing web-producing and a lot of new media for National Geographic and Current TV and that included apps. He’s a coffee geek himself and he noticed just how many independent cafes there were in London but how few people knew more than just a few of them -but that everyone had a different list. So he began visiting these places and the idea just came to him: Why not create an app that brings it all together?

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In Treatment Premieres Tonight

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HBO’s new drama In Treatment (premieres tonight) launches a creepy/cool website, He’s Listening.com. Click on sections of brain to pull up audio and video thoughts of the main characters. If only the thoughts were a little less tasteful, and more like real life. Allegedly the patients care what their therapist thinks, according to Paul Weston, the therapist played by Gabriel Byrne:

If patients could see what I think about them, if they could see inside my head, they would run for the hills, believe me

The series is based on an Israeli television hit, Be’ Tipul.

Viewers can tune in every single night of the week to watch Byrne listen to the guest stars, for 9 weeks, at the end of which, they’re either cured or committed. As the character is a psychotherapist, he can’t prescribe anything, thus no interesting drug reactions.

Margy Rochlin, in the IHT, calls it a new kind of soap.

Robert Blanco, in USA Today, says it has issues.

Alessanda Stanley , in the NYT says it’s smart and rigorous, and remembering that she is neither, make up your own mind.