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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Sonnenschein’

FBLA Goes to the Party: Slate V


Slate V, the video branch of the online mag, threw a party at the cavernous Avalon last night, complete with open bar, roving waiters, and a big buffet. Infiniti provided the decoration, in the form of a car. No raffle, and the back seat wasn’t big enough for any Tommy Lee action.

Editor Jacob Weisberg looked a little too comfortable with that mic.


Virginia Postrel’s back in town, working on a new book, with her tall, dark, and handsome UCLA professorial husband, Steve Postrel.

People were talking about Iraq, the heat, why no one is watching the debates, the heat.

Mickey Kaus, temporarily blonde-less, Allen Mayer (dreamy, etc.), Slate EP Bill Smee, were all holding court in various power centers.

Investigative types asked us what rewards we’d reaped from the sale. Perplexed as to how to respond, we looked for Dear Prudence.

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Is Pajamas Media Serious About Pajamas Video?


Is Pajamas Media getting serious about tv-on-the-net? We hear that former F’Bowler Michael Sonnenschein is taking his tv expertise and applying it to Pajamas Video.

Pajamas founder, Roger Simon, hasn’t rushed into this, has he?

Watch this space. Stay tuned. Stay classy.

Sonnenschein Turning His Back on LAT or Just Waiting for Schwartzenegger?


Michael Sonnenschein can’t seem to decide if his copy-cat LAT in 94 Seconds is going to be a regular thing. First posted on Wed., he introduced it with this:

A while ago, I edited a Los Angeles media blog for, a ‘Learning Annex’-type organization for aspiring journalists. One daily feature was ‘LAT in 90 Seconds,’ highlighting the LAT’s most relevant stories (or, at least,the most Schwarzenegger-licious). Well, I’m older and slower now, and, let’s face it, so are you, so I’m adding an extra four seconds!

We’ll pretend to ignore the little dig–at one time he was pleased to have never been a professional journalist while posting here, and his status is still secure. But Thursday–no LAT in however many seconds.

Maybe it’s an every-other-day kind of thing. Or just when there’s an Arnold story.

Sonnenschein Stands In For Sklar at Huff Post


Michael Sonnenschein, whose graceful prose had graced this column in the past, will be writing for Eat The Press while Rachel Sklar tinkers with her manuscript, which we wish she’d call How Do You Jew?.

Can this news mean that Groomzilla isn’t likely to get a series order?