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.



More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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