Afternoon snacks

  • LAist redesigns wider with biggified headlines and pictures.
  • For more on the dustup at USC's Daily Trojan, check out blogger Brendan Loy's rant-like dissection.
  • The food blog Amuse-Biatch (just had to use the name) pens a loving fan letter to Meredith Brody, restaurant critic at the late New Times L.A.
  • Allison Benedikt, former television and film critic at the Chicago Tribune, will "oversee the film coverage for the 17 newspapers that comprise the Village Voice Media chain" [read: LA and OC Weekly(s)] in her new post as film editor for The Village Voice, says the New York Observer.
  • The Anschutz model for newspapers? The Nov. 17 Baltimore Examiner had five stories on alleged teenage sex parties.

And around LA Observed today:

  • Mark Lacter anticipates collapse of the downtown housing boom and analyzes the latest twists on the Tribune sale front. (LA Biz Observed)
  • Bill Boyarsky wonders what happened to the city's effort to get the homeless off the streets, instead of just chasing them off Skid Row. (Bill Boyarsky on City Hall)
  • Erika Schickel feels the female energy with the Dixie Chicks at Staples Center. (Native Intelligence)
  • On any given weekend morning half the patrons at Masa Bakery and Cafe in Echo Park seem to know each other. (Chicken Corner)
  • Five more days before last call at the Dume Room. (Here in Malibu)
  • And also...

  • I will be signing copies of Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles at Village Books in Pacific Palisades at 7:30 pm. Come on by and support one of L.A's independent bookstores.



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