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The week in alternative weeklies

- The LA Weekly looks at the departure of Dickie Barrett from Indie 103.1, which was apparently not as voluntary as the station has pretended. Anyway, please, God, don’t let him reunite the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

- LA Citybeat covers the Streetwars: Killer phenom. Apparently I’m the only person who finds this game disturbing.

- A Spin writer takes to the letters column of LA Alternative to defend himself against Silver Lake hipsters. Apparently he’s cool because he “wrote the first press in the f–ing country on Giant Drag, the Vacation, the Like and Silversun Pickups, not to mention Dance Disaster Movement, and was the first local writer to do feature stories on Autolux, Moving Units and Earlimart.” Good for him!

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