New from 5900 Wilshire, home of the Emmis magazines that hit the streets this week with their August issues:
Los Angeles does its annual, hyper-selling Best of L.A. compilation. Among the new 'Bests' are KCSN as the top college radio station. Also in the issue are a Greg Goldin piece on Eli Broad and Frank Gehry’s "flawed vision" for Grand Avenue, a David Davis recounting of the local visionary behind Ping-Pong diplomacy and Bernard Cooper's take on the Rauschenberg show at MOCA. Plus I have a story on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Tu Ciudad's music issue profiles Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla and the Dodgers Nomar Garciaparra, plus Dave Navarro talks about his love for guitars, Lionel “Chico” Sesma relives the Hollywood Palladium glory days and the magazine declares Boyle Heights the next hip L.A. neighborhood. Bands such as Los Abandoned, Jae-P, The Sirens and Upground also get some ink as hot local up-and-comers.
Neither issue is online. It's the Emmis way, with the notable exception of its highly regarded Texas Monthly.