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Slake Launches New Issue With a Bang

Lit journal Slake throws a big to-do every time they launch a new issue, and the events are becoming something of a staple with the local literati. Friday night the mag took over the Atwater Crossing courtyard to celebrate issue #3, and FishbowlLA braved the weekend’s heatwave to work the crowd.

More pics from Friday’s festivities after the jump.

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Randall Roberts Named LA Times Pop Music Critic

Current LA Times Pop Music Editor Randall Roberts is taking on a new job — that of Pop Music Critic. The post was vacated by Ann Powers in February, nearly two years after she moved to Alabama and began telecommuting.

Roberts was the LA Weekly music editor until last year, when the LAT hired him away to become Pop Music Editor. He’ll continue with his editorial duties until a replacement is found.

Pictured: Randall Roberts, right, looking vaguely like a serial killer, with FishbowlLA editors Matt Fleischer and Pandora Young.

Memo from the LAT after the jump.

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FishbowlLA Meets ‘The Lawyers’


Friday we were at the A-list studded Kathy Freston book party at Arianna Huffington‘s house and met two non-famous dudes. Pictured above (from left to right) are Larry Seymour, FishbowlLA editor Pandora Young and W. Alex Voxman. What do they do? They’re lawyers. What kind of lawyers? “We’re working on the Huffington Post/AOL deal,” they tell us.

A picture worth a thousand under-valued words.

Slake Launch Party Draws Ginormous Crowd

Local literary journal Slake celebrated the publication on its second issue with a bash at the Track 16 art gallery in Santa Monica. Well over 700 partygoers showed for the shindig, which included readings by Slake contributors Rachel Resnick, James Greer, John Albert, Amy Scattergood, and FishbowlLA’s own Matthew Fleischer. We were bursting with pride over our little Matty, who drew laughs and hoots from the crowd with his reading of “Mushrooms to Mecca.” An excerpt:

In some countries they call pigeons squab and eat them as a delicacy. In America, we tend to let them feed on our scraps and then get pissed when they shit on our cars — a resource turned into a filthy, disease-ridden nuisance. You can learn a lot about a place by its birds.

And here’s our editor celebrating a reading well read. More pics after the jump.

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SPIN Mag’s Year In Music Party

FBLA hit the Henry Fonda Music Box theater in Hollywood Tuesday night for SPIN magazine’s “Year In Music” holiday party. SoCal bands Wavves and Warpaint played for the crowd as we stumbled through the darkened venue, trying to make out faces we could recognize. We found a few:

Your FBLA editor Pandora Young with Richie Ramone of The Ramones. THE RAMONES!!!

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Senior Features Editor Tom Christie Celebrates His LA Weekly Departure

Former and current LA Weekly employees gathered at the Red Lion in Silverlake Wednesday night to celebrate Tom Christie and his 15 year tenure at the paper. Christie was let go from the Weekly in mid-November, as FBLA first reported.

Slake editor Joe Donnelly with silver fox and man of the hour Tom Christie.

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Jumping Into the Fishbowl

On this, Columbus Day 2010, it gives me great pleasure to be able to introduce myself as FishbowlLA’s newest blogger.

When I moved from Toronto to Los Angeles in the late fall of 1993, I did what any self-respecting Canadian would: I drove around at night with the convertible top down, marveling at the balmy low-50′s temperatures. As winter season approaches, a new wave of Canadian and Scandinavian west coast transplants will no doubt soon be cruising down Sunset Boulevard in similar fashion.


Since my arrival in L.A., I have hung out at the House of Blues Foundation Room with Jimi Hendrix Jr.; helped filmmaker Brian Herzlinger land a date with Drew Barrymore; felt the wrath of Mel Gibson after authoring an article about video piracy; and become fascinated with North Korea as a result of starting a grassroots Twitter and WordPress campaign in 2009 on behalf of detained Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

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LA Observed’s 3rd Annual Rooftop Party

The rooftop patio of the Formosa was packed Friday night with scribes, all brought together by Kevin Roderick of LA Observed.

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FBLA editors Pandora Young and Tina Dupuy with host Roderick.

More partygoer pics after the jump.

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Slake Throws A Damn Good Party

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In celebration of their premiere issue, the Slake literary journal threw a party at Track 16 on Thursday night, complete with readings, music, an art show, a taco truck, and most importantly – PIE. Beautiful women served up generous slices of apple pie in a vintage 1929 dining car to the literary hordes, which included Jerry Stahl, Luke Davies, John Powers, Iris Berry, John Albert, Joe Donnelly, Deborah Stoll, and Jonathan Gold.

The gallery show of art from Slake will be on display at Track 16 through the end of the week. Track 16 Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. Bldg C-1, Santa Monica, 310-264-4678. We recommend taking a peek.

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Tuesday Night’s Mediabistro Cocktail Party

Media types descended on Elevate Lounge in downtown Los Angeles last night for an industry get-together. Your FishbowlLA editors were there, cocktails in hand, to work the crowd.

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Radio host Kari Moran and FBLA editor Tina Dupuy. Moran will be broadcasting her BookRadio Show, which currently airs on KFWB NEWS TALK 980, from the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend.

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FBLA editor Pandora Young, Gary Scott of KCRW, and Gabe Friedman of the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Scott is a producer for “To The Point” and “Which Way, LA?”, so we had to ask – Does Warren Olney look like Don Draper? Cause that’s what we imagine when listening to him on the radio. All slicked back hair and steel gray suit, a martini in one hand and a microphone in the other. “Er, not exactly…” Scott replied.

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