In addition to running alt weekly ads that brag she's the dopest attorney in Los Angeles, criminal defense lawyer Allison Margolin has taken up blogging on the site of the LA Alternative. Allison's Wonderland has just two posts up so far: one an article she wrote for the Harvard Law School newspaper in 2001 and the other giving her take on what's wrong with the drug war and anti-marijuana laws. The Daily Journal wrote in May that Margolin has a "subtle sultriness that sometimes attracts exactly the wrong type of client." If you want three minutes of Margolin pitching for new clients, she's on a You Tube video. Other blogs linked on the LA Alternative site are by Ciudad magazine managing editor Yvette Doss, Alternative writer Claire L. Evans, columnist Dan Gillis and a food blog by Alex Brown and Alternative associate editor Evan George.
Noted: Doss had a commentary on NPR last week giving her reaction to reading the graphic novel La Perdida, about a twenty-something half-Mexican woman she hoped to identify with. On her blog, she recently re-posted a piece from 2004 about re-launching the Alternative with her husband, publisher Martin Albornoz, while about to deliver their daughter Zoe. She keeps a playpen in the office, breast feeds while writing and juggles work and baby in other ways that many mothers should find familiar.
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