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LA Times Magazine App Given the Axe

The November issue of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine is out Sunday, but it won’t be available for download. The magazine app, launched just this April, has been killed.

We worried this might be a bad omen. The mag lost publisher Shelley Cole during a round of LA Times lay offs in July, and LA Observed forecasts a new round of belt-tightening is on the horizon.

But LAT spokesperson Nancy Sullivan reassures us:

For the near term we have put LA’s app on hiatus as we evaluate and evolve our digital distribution strategy. The Magazine itself is not going anywhere.

Here’s hoping the app comes back. The LA magazine translates to tablet form quite well. And we’re among the many readers who don’t receive the mag with our Sunday paper. Sure, it can be found online, but the app restores the element of portability. Once we’ve downloaded, we can read it anywhere – no wifi required.

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LA Times Magazine Cocktail Party

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We were just trolling around in WeHo keeping an eye out for this rumored plague of Republicans with RNC “make it rain” money when we stumbled upon the Pacific Design Center where there just so happened to be a cocktail party and screening for LA Times Magazine.

Pictured are Los Angeles Times Magazine Editor Nancie Clare (in black sweater) and Managing Advertising Director (Los Angeles Times Magazine), Shelley Cole in the suit on right.

The screening was also the April cover story, a short film titled “Tell-Tale” directed by Greg Williams. It was a film noir interpretation of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” but because this is Hollywood, there were three people titled with “idea by” credits. Not one of them Edgar Allan Poe.

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