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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Davis’

James Rainey vs Jill Stewart Continues

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Michael Lacy, executive editor of Village Voice Media goes after Marc Cooper and James Rainey for their attacks on Jill Stewart and LA Weekly.

When we dispensed with Cooper’s column, few took note, e-mails did not rain down upon us, the Columbia Journalism Review did not question our judgment. Except for Cooper’s blog, where he bled thousands upon thousands of words about the demise of the Weekly, the world continued apace.

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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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LA Times Wants to Polish the Big Orange

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We hear that the LA Times is soliciting opinions for a year-ender on how to improve the cultural life of our city. Unfortunately, they’re calling it

Polishing the Big Orange

The Big Orange? Or the Big O?

If we wanted to live in New York, we would. Can’t our local paper figure out a real urban identity without having to copy someplace else?

And while we’re on the subject, please no opinions from the following:

Roger Mahoney, Jonah Goldberg, Joel Stein, Rosa Brooks, Mike Davis, and Ed Boks.

New Angeles Magazine: How Far East?

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A new magazine devoted to the art and culture of LA’s Eastside, New Angeles Monthly, edited by Nikki Bazar, hits the newsstands and the web. In her editor’s note, she writes:

Almost as soon as we began, I discovered people have some pretty strong opinions about what constitutes the city’s “Eastside.” Where does the western boundary begin? Is it the L.A. River? Western Avenue? The 405 Freeway?

The debate continues here, and here, and here. Just for the record, the LA River is the dividing line, and no, it’s not a fluid border.

Ken Layne interviews Mike Davis, but alas, no tornado questions.

In the same issue, Maxwell Harwitt writes about on CRA’s plan for a walkable South LA and Michael Saltzman on Grand Performances new season of music.