Weekend roundup

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Updated all weekend. Last: Sunday 11:45 p.m.

Dana Gioia, the poet, critic and head of the National Endowment for the Arts, will be the guest on KCRW's "The Politics of Culture" on Tuesday, August 26. It airs at 2:30 p.m. A native Angeleno, Gioia was a vice president of General Foods when he left the corporate world to write fulltime (bio). He is co-editor with Scott Timberg of the new anthology, The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles.

Sunday at 1 p.m. on Deadline L.A., the weekly media review on KPFK, host Barbara Osborn talks with the director of OT: Our Town, the new documentary on a staging of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" in Compton.

Bad to worse at King/Drew: Medical center to lose surgeons (LAT)

Bernard Parks: Won't cooperate with Rampart probe (LAT)

Amy Alkon, the Advice Goddess, is looking for "horrible, humiliating breakup stories" from readers. She says the idea is inspired by Carrie getting dumped via Post-It note on "Sex and the City." "Ask the Advice Goddess," based in Santa Monica, runs in more than 100 newspapers.

Life cycle of a news story, a cartoon from The Lemon.net. Link via CalPundit, who is now listing links for high profile newspaper-based bloggers such as Dan Weintraub and the Chicago Tribune's Eric Zorn. The Trib? Since it's in the family, I wonder if the LAT could be next...

LAT Poll: Cruz leads Arnold with Republicans split, with instant analysis from the Bee's Dan Weintraub.

Prints the Chaff is a new blog just for newspaper copy editors from Tom Mangan, who originated the Seven Questions Project.

Los Angeles author and journalist Deanne Stillman has sold a book about the history of wild horses in the American West to Houghton Mifflin. (CaliforniaAuthors.com)

This week's Los Angeles Business Journal runs an excerpt from 24 Days, the book on Enron's demise by two reporters attached to the Wall Street Journal L.A. bureau, Rebecca Smith and John R. Emshwiller.

Former UCLA coach John Wooden visits his wife's grave on the same day every month then goes home to his Tarzana condo and writes her a love letter, 18 years after she passed, Dennis McCarthy writes in his Daily News column.


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