Behold the blook

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Yes, blook. Ian Williams in the LA Weekly uses the term to describe the recent books by Arianna Huffington and the sister-brother team of Amy and David Goodman. He calls them blogs on paper more than fully realized books, but urges they be given a read anyway.

The current torrent of polemical publishing is producing ďblooks,Ē blogs in print. Blogs can be fun, informative and stirring, but they donít necessarily have a beginning, middle or end. They display the blogger in all the resplendent and occasionally self-indulgent glory of free association. You can read a blook on the train, on the beach or in the bathroom, and itís worth looking at these two...

Also in the Weekly, Robert Greene recalls when Antonio Villaraigosa promised voters two years ago that he would not run for mayor: "Not only will I serve out my four years on the council, Iím going to run for a second term." And Nikki Finke on the secrets of IMDB.com. In Thursday's CityBeat, Catherine Seipp's media column is a walk into the past with Elise DeWolfe, "decoratingís first grande dame and also, as it happens, its most famous lesbian." There is a new reissue of her book, The House in Good Taste, which predated "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" by almost a century.


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