Serial Novel: Steve Lopez’s experiment in reader participation continues, with Chapter 4 of his reader-written serial novel. The Orange County Register did something like this five or six years ago. It sucked.
Rabbi Rushfield’s Latest Sermon: Rabbi Richard Rushfield quotes Wms Blake and Gibson before he even mentions the words American Idol. We wonder what he’ll recite during his first weekly Idol chat today at noon at www.chat.latimes.com.
No Joke: Mariah Carey has surpassed Elvis Presley with more No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and is now second only to the Beatles. Check the date, boys, this story was filed April 2. It’s for real.