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Posts Tagged ‘Rosa Brooks’

LAT In 90 Seconds

Keys to the Magic Kingdom: Dawn C. Chmielewski showcases the internships you wish you had in a story today. But our favorite part of this piece, just might be the headline. It looks like something out of the Hogwarts Daily Herald: ‘Sorcerers’ apprentices concoct new adventures.’

42171694.jpgKatie and Sarah: James Rainey points out that while Sarah Palin‘s third nationally televised interview, with CBS anchor Katie Couric, “found Palin rambling, marginally responsive and even more adrift than during her network debut with ABC‘s Charles Gibson,” she lucked out in that no one was watching.

1540ddda4940.jpgJoel and Rosa: Joel Stein smacks Rosa Brooks with a verbal (and we’re guessing — though it’s so hard to tell with Stein) “joking” glove across the face, saying: “Did you buy a house with less than 20% down, or with an adjustable-rate mortgage, assuming that skyrocketing equity would let you refinance or flip it? Of course you didn’t, because you’re a super-intelligent reader of my column. But don’t you think every single Rosa Brooks reader did?” He lucked out, though, in that no one — not even Rosa — was reading it.

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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.