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The LA Weekly's recurring Weekly Literary Supplement has a cover piece on eighteeen local independent presses, sidebars on Tosh Bermanís TamTam Books, Feral House, Tsehai Publishers and Josh Kun writing about 826LA, plus excerpts from Ben Stiller's Looking at Los Angeles and Joy Nicholsonís Road to Esmeralda. There's also an interview with Judith Regan about her pending move to L.A. (in January at the earliest), by Brendan Bernhard.

Also in the Weekly: Robert Greene reports on the ethics of Villaraigosa's transition fund, Erin Aubry Kaplan finds unhealed riot scars on South Vermont, and Marc Cooper says of Gary Indiana's new book about the governor, "we donít learn anything new about Schwarzenegger ó or how he got elected, or what it really meant or didnít mean ó because Indiana, primarily a novelist, does no independent reporting and very little new thinking."


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