L.A. blogger Arthur Silber, who had to shut down when the MTA strike cost him all his work, was helped out financially by a number of other bloggers and now has resumed posting. Without comments this time.
In other blogs...Martin Devon at Patio Pundit has learned the downside of working from Starbucks this time of year: "I never realized how much crappy Christmas music is out there." ... Tiffany Stone outgrows her nose ring ... Steve Smith takes issue with that Slate piece last week on hipster Clippers fans: "The trend of which he speaks does not exist. There are no 'hipsters' from 'gentrified neighborhoods' who give Sterling's team their ultimate allegiance." ... Roger L. Simon is moved to write by seeing Simon and Garfunkel at Staples Center, "like watching Mozart and Salieri yoked together for eternity, the genius and the merely talented man bound up by accidents of time, friendship and mutual need. They know everything there is to know about each other and we know they know it."